Content (Syllabus outline)

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Methods. Sampling and Sample Handling.

Chemical Standards and Reference Material.

Calibration Curves, Standard Addition, Internal Standardization and Internal Normalization

Errors in Chemical Analysis: Systematic and Random Errors. Standard Deviation, Gaussian Distribution Curve. Statistical Tests.

Gravimetric Method of Analysis.

Volumetric Methods: Principles, Type of Titrations, Titration Curves, Indicators

Principles of Neutralization Titrations in

Aqueous Solutions. Precipitation Titrimetry.

EDTA Complexation Titrations.

Oxidation/Reduction Titrations. Applications

of Volumetric Methods

Introduction to Electrochemical Methods in Analitical Chemistry; Electrogravimetry, Electrolyse, Potentiometry, Electrodes. Examples: Potentiometric Titration, Conductometry

Spectrometry: Principles. Apparatus and instrumentation. Beer-Lambert Law. Molecular spectrometry (visible, ultraviolet and infrared). Atomic spectrometry (absorption, flame emission, electrothermal) Inductively coupled plasma spectrometry. X-ray emission spectrometry. Mass spectrometry.

Separation techniques: Survey and fundamental. Sorption processes. Chromatography: mechanisms, methods, instruments. Normal- and reversed-phase. Paper chromatography. Thin-layer chromatography. Gas Chromatography. Liquid chromatography. Electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis. Advantages, deficiencies and applicability of each method. Qualitative and quantitative analysis. Detectors. Evaluation and interpretation of results.


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