The Chemistry Laboratory is a teaching laboratory for undergraduates in the Department of Chemical Engineering. It can accommodate 30 to 35 students at one time. It is used mainly for chemistry laboratory experiments and simulations involving analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
The laboratory has facilities for sample preparation available to both undergraduates and postgraduates. It also includes analytical balances and standard quantitative glassware for measurement, and fume hoods for the safe use of hazardous materials.
Below are the list of equipment generally used in Chemistry Laboratory:
1. Analytical Balance, Quintix224-1S, Sartorious, German
Analytical balances are routinely used to measure small mass in the milligram to gram range. Most laboratory experiments utilize analytical balance to accurately measure materials for quantitative chemical analysis.
2. Reverse Osmosis Water System, UP900, Human, Korea
Reverse Osmosis Water System is used to produce purified water for general lab use such as preparation and dilution of chemicals and samples, and cleaning laboratory glassware. Purified water is also important for chemical analysis.
3. Lab Drying Oven, UM500, Memmert, German
The oven in the laboratory is a heating/drying oven with natural air circulation, which relies on temperature differences within the oven to transfer heat to samples. It is used for drying and sterilizing applications with gentle airflow, which is suitable for drying materials that are sensitive to air movement such as powder.
4. pH Meter, Senslon + ph1, Hach, USA
The pH Meter is required in chemical analysis to measure acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The laboratory provides portable pH meter kits complete with pH buffer solutions for calibration purposes and storage solution for the probe.
5. Digital Melting Point, IA9100, Electrothermal
Digital Melting Point Apparatus is used to determine the melting point of a substance. The apparatus can determine melting points for up to three samples simultaneously. It uses thin capillary tubes to contain the sample. The determination of melting points may be used for identification and purity of compounds.