Courses & Units

Instrumental Chemistry KRA306




This is a Semester 2 unit conducted as an introduction to the fundamentals of instrumental analytical chemistry. The unit will be taught over 13 weeks in 2015 to give a total of about 26 lectures and 4 less-formal teaching sessions. Thirteen lectures are allocated to instrumental techniques that focus primarily on organic analysis (gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography, including ion chromatography) and thirteen lectures focus on trace analysis of metals in solution (electrochemical and atomic spectroscopic techniques).


Unit name Instrumental Chemistry
Unit code KRA306
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Professor Michael Breadmore
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the chemical principles and theory of a number of methods of contemporary instrumental analysis, and, for each technique, be able to describe its instrumentation and methodology; its uses and applications; its advantages, disadvantages, limitations, sources or error, accuracy, sensitivity and sample requirements.
  • demonstrate basic practical expertise in the use of a number of instrumental techniques for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • select a particular technique, method or instrument capable of solving a given problem taking into account the complexity of the materials to be analysed, the concentration of the species of interest, the number of samples and the accuracy required.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010599 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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KRA201 OR KRA223


Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly, and 1 x 4-hr practical weekly (11 weeks)

AssessmentLab reports (30%)|Test (10%)|Examination (60%)
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