Università degli studi dell'Insubria

Fundamentals of chemistry (analytical chemistry laboratory)

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
184
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (24 hours), Laboratory (160 hours)
Requirements: 

There are no rules of prerequisites but it is useful to have basic notions of mathematics, (exponential notation, logarithms, equation of first and second degree).

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Module B – Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry

Acquisition of
• Analytical Chemistry laboratory ability and introduction to theory and practice of modern instrumental analytical techniques.
• Field sampling ability, including pre-treatment and conservation of analytical samples
• judgment autonomy to evaluate and critically interpret, chemical and phyical-chemical experimental data according to analyzed environment.
• adequate skills in statistical treatment and evaluation of analytical data
• “on field” teamwork ability and evaluation of referenced data.

Module B – Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
Statistic – Simplified approach of statistic methods in Analytical Chemistry and data evaluation.
Sampling – short introduction to sampling methods, conservation and chemical digestion of samples in solid and liquid phase.
Chemical equilibrium and Analytical Chemistry – application of basic rules of chemical equilibrium in Analytical Chemistry: acids and basis, red-ox, precipitation and complexation equilibria, application in titration methods.
Quantitative Methods – titration methods, selecting and evaluating the End Point: use of indicator, primary and secondary standard materials.
Instrumental Analysis – general information, selection criteria of analytical methods, calibration curves, methods of standards addition.
Basic analytical instrumentation – molecular spectroscopic techniques, introduction to chromatography.
Environmental Analysis – theoretical and practical aspects in environmental analysis, use of portable instrumentation for sampling and “in situ” analysis.

Laboratory – basic operations in quantitative analysis: weighing, volume measure, use of quantitative glassware. Safety and behavior rules in chemistry laboratories.

Modulo B - Laboratorio di Chimica Analitica
D.C.Harris, Elementi di Chimica Analitica , Zanichelli
S.E.Kegley and J Andrews, “The Chemistry of Water”, University Science Book.
consultazione :L.H.Keith, “Environmental Sampling and Analysis : A Practical Guide”, Lewis Publ.

Convenzionale

Professors

D'ANTINO SIMONE
PACILEO LUCIA
FAZIO ARIANNA