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.


* 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



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences



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.


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 2020. 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
Value %
Assignments 1-4
Practical component
Theory exam

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: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.