Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 241)

Text: Quantitative Chemical Analysis (9ᵗʰ edition), by Daniel C. Harris, W. H. Freeman and company 2016. If you have the 8ᵗʰ or earlier editions, they can be used as well.

Calendar Description: An introduction to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on analysis of solutions. Lecture material includes data and sample handling, principles of titrimetry and electrochemical methods, as well as an introduction to chromatography. Laboratory experiments illustrate lecture material

Proposed Lecture Schedule:
(Note: topics covered and time allocations may be modified as necessary)

Week 1 Chapter 4: Statistics
Week 2 Chapter 5: Quality Assurance and Calibration Methods
Week 3 Chapter 6: Chemical Equilibrium
Week 4 Chapter 7: Let the Titrations Begin
Week 5 Chapter 14: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry
Week 6 Chapter 15: Electrodes and Potentiometry
Week 7 Chapter 16: Redox Titration
Week 8-9 Chapter 23: Introduction to Analytical Separation
Week 10 Chapter 24: Gas Chromatography
Week 11 Chapter 25: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

 

Evaluation scheme:

In-term exams (×2) 30%
Assignments 5%
Class participation 5%
Final examination 40%
Laboratory work 20%
TOTAL 100%