CHEM 446 (Physical Chemistry Laboratory II)

Physical methods for studying properties of matter.

PREREQ:  CHEM 120, or CHEM 220 and CHEM 221.  RESTRICTION: To be taken concurrently with or subsequent to CHEM 419 or CHEM 444.

REQUIRED SAFETY TRAINING:  Students must complete required safety training prior to your first laboratory class.  This training consists of multiple sections followed by a quiz.  The quiz must be completed successfully, and proof of completion must be provided to the laboratory instructor before a student is allowed to participate in the laboratory exercises.  To access the training, go to:  The training you must complete prior to the first laboratory session is called Basic Right-To-Know Safety Training for Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Students.  Students are encouraged to read the complete directions for accessing the program:

CHEM 446 Introduction Schedule of Experiments
Instructors Analysis of Uncertainty
Format of Laboratory Reports Example Report
Physical Chemistry Home Chemistry and Biochemistry

Schedule of Experiments

Section 020L Section 021L Section 022L Section 023L


Click on the number to see the write-up on any experiment

Experiment Title Reference
0 Statistical Treatment of Data
1 Surface Tension of Liquids pp. 299 – 308 in GNS; pp. 279-290 in Halpern
3 Dipole Moments pp. 336 – 346 in GNS; pp. 430-499 in White
6 Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy pp. 416 – 424 in GNS; pp. 567-583 in Halpern; pp. 354-363 in White
7 Kinetics of Methylene Blue Reduction
8 Size of a Molecule from Viscosity Measurements pp. 127-128 in Wilson et al.


Garland, C. W.; Nibler, J. W.; Shoemaker, D. P. Experiments in Physical Chemistry, 8th Ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2003. (GNS)

Halpern, A. W. Experimental Physical Chemistry, 2nd Ed.; Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1988.

White, J. M. Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiments; Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1975.

Wilson, J. M.; Newcombe, R. J.; Denaro, A. R.; Rickett, R. M. W. Experiments in Physical Chemistry; Pergamon Press: New York, 1962.