Courses & Units

Analytical Chemistry KRA201


This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or environmental science, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. It provides a sound introduction to the principles and practice of analytical chemistry encompassing both theoretical and practical treatment of quantitative analytical processes.

Methods for sample preparation, digestion of samples and separation of sample constituents are thoroughly examined. Classical analytical methods of analysis (gravimetric and titrimetric) are studied in detail and students are introduced to instrumental methods of analysis through a study of selected techniques (ultraviolet-visible spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry, potentiometry, gas chromatography and liquid chromatography). Particular emphasis is placed on obtaining accurate results and on statistical analysis, specifically relating to data handling and the reporting of results. The laboratory component provides an authentic experience through the analysis of real and relevant environmental samples and emphasises good laboratory practice especially in the area of chemical analysis and safety.


Unit name Analytical Chemistry
Unit code KRA201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Dr Trevor Lewis

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
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KRA101 and KRA102 or KRA113 and KRA114

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Teaching Pattern

 3 x 1 hour teaching sessions weekly (13 wks), 1 x 4 hours practical (10 wks)


Mid-sem test (10%), practical (30%), 3-hr exam (60%)

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