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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Michael Breadmore|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- 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.
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PrerequisitesKRA201 OR KRA223
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly, and 1 x 4-hr practical weekly (11 weeks)
|Assessment||Lab reports (30%)|Test (10%)|Examination (60%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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