Advanced Analytical Methods

Dr hab. Maria Ilczyszyn; Dr Magdalena Sałdyka; Dr Katarzyna Hermanowicz; Dr Adriana Olbert-Majkut; Dr Magdalena Pagacz-Kostrzewa;
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)

Familiarization students with fundamentals of the selected physicochemical methods: molecular and atomic spectroscopy, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry and chromatography and with their application in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Familiarization students with the samples preparation methods for their analysis by above listed physicochemical methods.
Development of the students ability to the statistical analysis of the results obtained by various physicochemical methods.


Lecture: Written examination
Laboratory: Students perform analysis of various samples obtained from assistant and report the obtained results present in reports. The report includes: description of the used method, calculation of the sample content or spectrum interpretation (in case of molecular spectroscopy). Tests before experiments are binding on students.


Completed Course on Analytical Chemistry

  1. Classification of instrumental analytical methods.

  2. Lambert-Beer law and its analytical application.

  3. Application of the atomic absorption (AAS) and atomic emission(EAS-ICP) spectroscopy for trace and ultra trace elements analysis.

  4. UV-VIS molecular spectroscopy: analytical application of spectrophotometry and fluorescence spectroscopy.

  5. FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, their application in biological system analysis.

  6. Analytical application of NMR method.

  7. Mass spectrometry - determination and structural analysis of organic compounds.

  8. Potentiometry, ion selective electrodes.

  9. Voltammetric methods.

  10. Conductometry and conductometric titration.

  11. Coulometric methods applied to industrial analysis and air pollution observation.

  12. Separation and mixtures analysis by gas and liquid chromatography and capillary electophoresis.

  13. Students perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples obtained from assistant. Used instrumental analytical methods: atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), atomic emission spectroscopy (AES-ICP), flame emission spectroscopy, spectrophotometry, spectrofluorometry, IR spectroscopy, potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetric methods, conductometry, gas and liquid chromatography.


  • student knows and understands the fundamentals and applications of various physicochemical methods of analysis

  • student knows the methods of samples preparation for analysis by help of various physicochemical methods and is in possession of basic aspects of equipment construction used in above methods

  • student knows industrial safety regulation in chemical laboratory


  • student is able to analyze the results of physicochemical analysis

  • student is able to select suitable/appropriate methods of analysis taking into account specimen features and type/kind of analysis, prepare sample to analysis and to take measurements

  • student applies basic statistical methods for experimental data analysis

  • student uses terminology appropriate for a given physicochemical method

  • student presents the experimental results in writing

Other competence:

  • responsibility for performed experiments and results interpretation

  • responsibility for one's own and team safety

  • independence in/on expanding one's knowledge on physicochemical method analysis and their applications