The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Chemistry Labs

The two chemistry teaching labs in Beirut are equipped for practical course work by students in the various health and natural sciences disciplines. The labs accommodate up to 50 students of all levels and support experiments ranging from freshman-level to those requiring advanced analysis and techniques. Both teaching labs are equipped with Audio Visual systems for continuous demonstration and experimental purposes.

Chemistry Lab I (Sage 403)

The equipment within this lab include balances, pH meters, water baths, UV-visible spectrophotometers, rotary evaporator and a fume hood

Chemistry Lab II (Sage 404)

This lab contains a fat extractor, a fiber analyzer, a muffle furnace and a fume hood, in addition to basic equipment such as balances and pH-meters.

Chemistry Research Lab (Sage 401)

This lab includes PC- controlled viscosity meters, a UV-Vis spectrophotometer, an IR spectrophotometer, a spectrophluorophotometer, osmometers, BOD  analyzers,  a  sieve shaker and a grinder.

Instrumental Lab (Sage 405)

The research in this lab is mainly focused on analytical chemistry. The main equipment includes an Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy for the quantitative determination of metals in food and water samples and a High Performance Liquid chromatography used for identifying, quantifying and purifying the individual components of a mixture. In addition, this lab includes total organic carbon and NCHS elemental analyzers system, a gas-chromatography system a Thermogravimetric analysis system and a polarimeter. A fume hood and a glove box are also available in this lab for advanced chemical synthesis under argon and helium atmospheres.

Chemistry Research Lab (Sage 407)

This lab contains a microwave digestion system used to completely break down samples (metals, pharmaceuticals, plants, soil, or food) prior elemental analysis. It also contains a Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry used in analytical chemistry and a Hydra II Mercury micro pipetting system.

Chemistry Research Lab (Sage 408)

This lab comprises the necessary equipment for the determination of nitrogen by Kjeldahl method. It also contains a setup for advanced organic synthesis.

Annexed to the chemistry laboratories are storage facilities with the latest safety equipment of gas detection, chemical spill and fire alarm systems. The labs employ the latest methods for waste treatment and management.

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