Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Analytical Chemistry

Course summary

Course code: CHEM1066
Level: 4
Credits: 30
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Pharm, Chemical and Envi Science
Course Coordinator(s): Milan Antonijevic

Specification

Aims

• To introduce students to key concepts in Analytical Chemistry which are in line with the Royal Society of Chemistry benchmarking descriptors.
• To develop student ability to solve numerical problems related to the core concepts of Analytical Chemistry.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

Learning Outcome
1 Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in Analytical Chemistry.
2 Solve quantitative problems relating to these concepts.
3 Suggest appropriate methods to solve analytical tasks.
4 Communicate data confidently to their peer group.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

• Show time management skills by working to deadlines.
• Use graphs as methods of displaying data and relating to the shape of a theoretical equation.
• Manipulate data with an appropriate regard to the number of significant figures and show general numeracy skills.
• Show problem solving skills.
• Develop effective communication both written and verbal.

Indicative content

• Chemical calculations: SI units, mass, moles, volume, density, concentration (%w/v, %v/v, M, N), dilution factor, yield, calibration.
• Statistics: basic statistical methods for analysis, accuracy and precision, significant figures, experimental errors, sampling.
• Equilibrium constant, thermodynamics, rate constant.
• pH measurements, buffers, solubility product
• Stoichiometry and the relation to classical analytical techniques such as titrimetry and gravimetry.
• Titrations (acid-base, redox, compleximetric, iodimetric), indicators.
• Qualitative and quantitative methods (classical and instrumental methods).
• Analytical protocols: classical versus instrumental methods

Teaching and learning activity

Students will be taught using lectures and tutorial sessions (2:1). Tutorials will be student-based, integrating scientific knowledge and communication skills. Workshops will involve development and use of basic mathematical skills.

Assessment

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Phase Test
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these) 1,2,3
Grading Mode Numerical
Weighting % 70
Pass Mark 40
Outline Details 5 x 45 minute phase tests 2 formative + 3 summative.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Short Case Study.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these) 3,4.
Grading Mode Numerical
Weighting % 15
Pass Mark 40
Outline Details: 1 x essay integrated assignment (involving problem solving).

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Short Case Study.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these). 4.
Grading Mode Numerical
Weighting % 15
Pass Mark 40
Outline Details: 1 x Oral Presentation.