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Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis KRA223


Students who would like to do this unit but have a timetable problem with either tutorials or laboratory work should please consult the Unit Coordinator.


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 who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. It provides a sound introduction to the principles and practice underlying quantitative analytical chemistry, including some important instrumental techniques. 

The emphasis is on the analysis of aqueous systems relevant to environmental, industrial and forensic science. and other 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. Examples are taken from the 'real-world' and thus this unit not only meets the needs of chemists but has direct relevance to students with interests in earth sciences, life sciences, environmental studies, medical and biomedical research, Antarctic science, biotechnology, marine sciences, aquaculture, etc. 

The laboratory sessions complement lectures, provide practical experience in the analytical methods discussed and emphasise good laboratory practice especially in the area of chemical analysis and safety.


Unit name Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis
Unit code KRA223
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
2 010599

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KRA113 and KRA114 or KRA101 and KRA102

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KRA201


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1hr teaching sessions weekly (13 weeks), 4hr laboratory weekly (10 weeks)


3hr exam (60%), laboratory (35%), assignments (5%)

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