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Colloid Chemistry Practice

Colloid Chemistry Practice

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OPERATION OF THE LABORATORY
THE COURSE
In the seven-week period assigned to the Colloid Chemistry Practical Course.
There are sixexperiments obligatory, each of which is designed to be completed in four hours.
 Practicals can be finished for data processing in the laboratory. All experiments are precededby a
 short written test
or debrief will be given at the start of the practice.
ATTENDANCE
The Colloid Chemistry laboratory is open from 14.00 to 18.00 on Monday and 8.00 am to12.30 pm on Tuesday. You must arrive on time. Coats and bags should be checked in thecheckroom. The department does not accept responsibility for personal values left in thecorridor of the laboratory.
DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLE ITEMS IN THIS AREA!
If you are absent from a practical class (e.g. you are ill) you should report to administration(room D205,
Mihály Szatmári
) at the earliest opportunity, to see whether the missedexperiment(s) can be re-scheduled for an alternative date. Lack of attendance without goodreason will result in a mark of 
zero
.
LABORATORY STAFF
The academic staff member with overall responsibility for the Colloid Chemistry PracticalCourse is
Prof. István
 
Bányai (
room D201). The Laboratory Managers are
Mónika Kéri
andCsilla Kozma (Phone: 22385, room D202) on Monday and Levente N
ovák 
 
and Bendegú
zSerra on Tuesday (Phone: 22437, room D205); the technician in charge of the laboratory is
Mihály Szatmári
(room D205).
EXPERIMENT BENCHES
Each experiment has a bench assigned to it containing the apparatus and chemicals requiredfor the particular experiment, except some chemicals or tools that are given by theTechnician. As you will be doing a different experiment each week, it is ESSENTIAL that onfinishing point of an experiment
 ALL the glassware
involved is washed with tap water anddistilled water and
left clean
in the correct cupboard for the next
group’s use, the following
week.
 
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PRE-LABORATORY WORK
You must complete pre-laboratory work, before coming to the laboratory! Particularly, youshould write
manually
a short introduction to the experiment you will perform, along withyour name and the date of the lab practice. On arrival in the laboratory you must show thiswork to a Demonstrator and get him/her to sign it. Failure to carry out the pre-laboratory work will result in the loss of marks. PRE-LABORATORY WORK SHOULD BE CARRIED OUTIN YOUR LABORATORY NOTEBOOK.
SHORT WRITTEN TEST
A short test will be written at the beginning of each lab. The test consists of two questions,one pertaining to the topic of the actual work, the other being chosen randomly from thefollowing:
 
Kelvin-equation
 
Einstein-Stokes equation
 
Gibbs-equation
 
Langmuir isotherm equation
 
Stern equation
 
Surface tension (the two equivalent definitions)When writing an equation, you should always indicate the meaning of the symbols and theunits of measure. For both questions, a + or
 – 
will be given as note. In case of one negativemark 
, the lab practice’s note will be downgraded with a
value of half, for two negative marksone full note will be subtracted.
ASSESSMENT
Your report should be organised into the following sections:
Theory
(this has to be preparedin advance of the practice),
 Experimental
(where all data measured and all subsequentcalculations have to be presented), and
 Discussion
.
Maybe the most important part of thereport is the discussion, which should begin with a short sentence describing the goal of thework. You should then present the final data you calculated from your measurements, andcompare it/them with those expected from the literature. The computers at the laboratory canbe used to get access to the internet and make a search for literature values. You shouldhowever reference where from you got these data. In the last part of the discussion, a logical

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