6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Physical chemistry I: Equilibria & change
Physical chemistry II: Solutions, surfaces and solids
Unit previously coded PSC2031
Analytical Methods lays a foundation of knowledge for the analytical identification and quantitation of chemical entities used in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. The unit provides the participant with basic principles and concepts of chemical equilibria, classical (titrimetric) methods of analysis, atomic and molecular spectroscopy (spectrochemical methods of analysis) and analytical separation (chromatographic) methodologies.
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Describe the analytical process and fundamental analytical concepts (e.g., selectivity, experimental error) and apply them to practical analytical measurements.
- Quantitatively determine the chemical composition of aqueous electrolyte solutions using titrimetry and interpret the results in terms of theoretical models of chemical solution equilibria.
- Explain the physical principles and instrumental characteristics of selected spectroscopic analytical techniques.
- Apply theoretical principles of separation processes and chromatography to predict and rationalise the outcome of practical analytical separations;
- Safely and competently conduct analytical measurements in the laboratory.
End-of-semester examination (50%) and in-semester assessment (50%)
- Twelve 1-hour online modules (discovery)
- Twenty-four 1-hour lectures
- Six 2-hour workshops
- Six 4-hour laboratory classes
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