Analytical Chemistry

Module summary

Module code: CHEM1066
Level: 4
Credits: 30
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Science
Module 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 module a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in Analytical Chemistry.
2. Solve quantitative problems relating to these concepts.
3. Make suggestions for appropriate methods to solve analytical tasks.
4. Communicate data confidently to their peer group.

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.
- Analytical protocols: classical versus instrumental methods