Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 423/423A)


  • Calibration of volumetric apparatus. (One day).
  • Analysis of the rotational-vibrational spectra of HCl molecules. (One day)
  • Determination of partial molal volume. (One day)
  • Determination of the isotherm for a three component system. (Two days) 
  • Kinetics of fast reactions by stopped-flow technique. (One day) 
  • Spectrophotometric determination of the acid dissociation constant (Two days) 
  • The measurement of electrical conductance for the determination of the equivalent conductance at infinite dilution (Two days) 
  • Rate of the hydrolysis of sucrose using polarimeter. (Two days) 
  • Determination of pKa of poly-basic acid with the pH meter. (One day)
  • Determination of critical miceller concentration. (One day)
  • Determination of transport number by moving boundary method. (One day) 
  • Polarizability from refractive index measurements. (One day)
  • Formula and stability constant of a complex by spectrophotometry. (One day)
  • Fluorescence quantum yield determination of an unknown molecule. (One day) 
  • Fluorescence spectrum and stern-volmer quenching constant. (One day)
  • IR and Raman spectroscopy of solvent mixtures. (Two days) 
  • Computing Potential Energy Surface of molecules using Quantum Mechanics. (Two days)
  • Introduction to Scanning Probe Microscopy (Two days)

Suggested books:

  • Experimental physical chemistry, F. A. Bettelheim
  • Experimental physical chemistry, G. P. Matthews
  • Experimental physical chemistry, F. Daniels
  • Experimental physical chemistry, A. Halpern and G. McBane
  • Experimental Physical Chemistry, D. P. Shoemaker, C. W. Garland, and J. W. Nibler