ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of inorganic chemistry, physics and maths is required.
Teaching objectives and expected learning outcomes:
The course is expected to give a basic theoretical and practical knowledge on quantitative chemical analysis. The course gives a deep knowledge on classical analytical methods ( volumetric and gravimetric). Uv-Vis spectrometry, IR spectrometry, and gas chromatography are deeply illustrated both on a theoretical and on an instrumental basis. The course introduces students to basic techniques in chemical analysis through a series of experiments, which involve titrimetric (acid base, complexometric, precipitation, redox titrations), photometric (ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy), and chromatographic techniques (gas chromatography). The students will acquire knowledge of quantitative laboratory methods and learn analytical protocols. The experiments will include the analysis of synthetic samples to determine the unknown amount of a particular specie. Expected learning outcomes: theoretical knowledge of equilibria in aqueous solutions and their applications in volumetric and gravimetric analysis; comprehension of the theoretical basis of the instrumental techniques above mentioned; full capability in conducting practical analytical determinations.
Equilibria and titrations in aqueos solutions: acid- base, complexometric, redox and gravimetric. Potentiometry: theoretical and practical aspects. Principles of chromatographic techniques. Gascromatography. Theoretical and instrumental aspects of spectrometry: UV-Vis and infrared. Experiments based on: acid base, precipitation, complexometric, and redox titrations; ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography.
Type of didactic activities: 48 hours of theoretical lectures and 72 hours of laboratory experiments.
Texts and teaching materials:
Douglas A.Skoog, Donald M. West, F. James Holler. Fundaments of analytical chemistry. Daniel C. Harris. Quantitative chemical analysis.
Verification of learning skills: Written and oral examinations, which will evaluate the knowledge of the course program and the ability to conduct an analytical experiment. The final maximum score is 30/30 cum laude.