On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
1. Identify and explain the use of specific chemicals, basic apparatus and the unit of operation in analytical chemistry;
2. Carry out calculations commonly used in analytical chemistry;
3. Identify errors correctly in chemical analysis and understand the correct statistical technique used to treat and evaluate analytical data;
4. Understand the process of carrying out sampling and correct sample handling;
5. Carry out titrations based on acid-base and precipitation reactions.
Introduction: the nature of analytical chemistry (role, perspective and common analytical problems); Tools for analytical chemistry: selecting and handling reagents and other chemicals, cleaning and marking laboratory ware, evaporating liquids, measuring mass, equipment associated with weighing, filtration and ignition of solids, measuring volumes, the laboratory notebook, laboratory safety reminder; Calculations used in analytical chemistry (ppm, ppb, molarity, normality, density, specific gravity and dilutions); Errors in chemical analysis and statistical data treatment and evaluation; Sampling: sample and sample handling method; Volumetric analysis: introductory theory and practice of volumetric analysis, primary standard, end point, equivalence point, indicators and titration curves for acid-base and precipitation titrations and their calculations, typical applications of acid-base and precipitation titrations.
Skoog, D. A., West, D. M., Holler, F. J., Crouch, S. R., Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, Brooks/Cole-Thompson Learning, Belmont, USA, 2004.
Harris, D. C., Exploring chemical analysis, W. H. Freeman, New York, USA, 2008.
Harvey, D., Modern analytical chemistry, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 2000.
Continuous assessment 40%
Written examination 60% (1×2 hrs.)
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