Analytical Chemistry, Basic Level
10 credits cr.
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Analytical chemistry basic course is an introduction to the modern analytical methods and development of the methods.
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Analytical chemistry basic course is an introduction to the modern analytical methods and development of the methods. We will review different separation methods as well as instrumental methods for the detection of different samples. We will look at case studies from food analysis to environmental contaminants.
Here we will review all the components of chemical analysis from taking the sample through method validation, quality control, analysis to sending out the result. We will investigate a few case studies as different examples.
An important part of good quality analysis is the representability of the samples analyzed. Here we will review collecting the sample for gas, liquid, and solid samples as well as choosing a suitable method to extract the compounds of interest from the samples. We will review liquid-liquid extraction, SPE as well as different solid-liquid extraction techniques.
We will review the basics of UV-Vis, fluorescence, and IR spectroscopy. The focus will be paid to developing selective and sensitive methods.
Different separation methods such as liquid and gas chromatography as well as capillary electrophoresis will be reviewed. We will pay specific attention to choosing a suitable method for the analysis of specific samples.
Mass spectrometry and NMR
The detection of small quantities of very complicated chemical mixtures is increasingly complicated. The key to success here is to combine sufficient sensitivity and selectivity, which is enabled by mass spectrometry. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a key tool for structural elucidation also becomes handy in quantification tasks.
During labs, the students get the opportunity to develop their skills to analyze samples with high precision and accuracy. We will use UV-Vis, atomic adsorption, electrochemical methods, chromatography, as well as mass spectrometry for quantitative and qualitative analysis
Theory 6.0 ECTS
Lab 4.0 ETCS
- Theoretical lectures
- Practical lab course
- Theory, written exam
- Lab course, written lab reports
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
“Analytical Chemistry”, Gary D Christian, Purnendu K Dasgupta, and Kevin A Schug, 7:e utgåvan, Wiley