CHM213 Analytical Chemistry (8)

The philosophy of the analytical method is introduced via a study of commonly used analytical techniques. The latter include chromatographic, spectroscopic and electrochemical procedures. Classical wet chemical methods are reviewed.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 2 (60)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CHM213. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Prerequisites

CHM107

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and apply the analytical approach to qualitative and quantitative analysis including the need for accuracy and precision;
  • be able to perform basic gravimetric, volumetric, chromatographic, electrochemical and spectroscopic calculations; and
  • be able to explain the principles of and perform wet chemical and instrumental techniques used in quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Terminology of analytical chemistry (accuracy, precision, sensitivity, detection limit, selectivity, specificity, etc.);
  • The analytical method;
  • Comparison of analytical techniques;
  • Electrochemical analysis;
  • Chromatographic analysis;
  • Spectroscopic analysis; and
  • Flow injection analysis.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CHM213 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Assignments 1-4
25
2
Practical exam
20
3
Theory exam
55

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

Laboratory work and tutorials will be conducted at the residential school. Experiments will be undertaken to exemplify theory including: gravimetric, colourimetric, electrochemical, chromatographic and spectroscopic analyses.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory residential schools on CSU campuses will incur costs associated with travel, accommodation and required resources (minimum: lab coat, safety glasses and covered footwear for lab-based practicals).

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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