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Analytical Chemistry(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : (undecided)   Associated Faculty   Associated Faculty  
Associated Faculty  

•Course Purpose
The goal of this course is to provide a sound physical understanding of the principles of analytical chemistry and to show how these principles are applied in chemistry and related disciplines. In this course, the students will learn the tools and master the skills in chemical qualitative and quantitative procedures.

At the end of the course, the students are expected to:
• Understand the core ideas in analytical chemistry.
• Identify and describe the steps that are included in a complete analytical method.
• Understand the techniques involved in chemical analysis from sampling to data analysis.
• Understand analytical methods based on liquid and gas chromatography, electroanalysis, methods based on atomic and molecular spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy.
• Master the skills to choose and apply appropriate separation - and detection method to solve simple problems.
• Develop critical thinking needed to solve analytical problems.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry

•Course Topics
A course concerned with the chemical characterisation of matter both quantitatively and qualitatively. This course will address the following topics:

• Introduction and a review of Analytical Chemistry
• Basic chemistry and classic methods of analysis, which includes stoichiometry, solution, equilibrium and acid/bases, classical analytical method of gravimetric and volumetric analyses.
• Instrumental methods of analysis which covers the electrochemical methods of potentiometric and voltammetric analyses, spectrophotometric methods such as atomic absorption, fluorescence, UV-Vis, IR, and NMR; and chromatographic methods such as paper chromatography, HPLC and GC.

Printed handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
Quantitative chemical analysis (Harris, Daniel C., 8th edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, 2010.)

•Grade Assessment
The final course grade will be based on total points earned for exam, assignments and class participation. The course components are scored as followed:
Final exam (55%)
Assignments* (35%)
Class participation (Exercises and Attendance) (10%)
Total (100%)
*There will be 3 problem sets. Problem sets are designed to highlight important concepts and practice problem-solving skills.
The lowest passing score is 60%.

No requirements for taking this class.

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