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Selected special techniques in chemical analysis

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
5
Lecturer: 
Prof. Anna Mondry, D.Sc
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

To convey knowledge on fundamentals of physical methods in analytical chemistry
To strengthen the knowledge on selected aspects of physics and fundamental chemistry, in particular on chemical bonds, structure of chemical compounds, their stability, morphology etc.
To give practical skill on the selected types of physicochemical analytical methods in qualitative and quantitative analysis

Acquired Knowledge
Student:
possesses general knowledge in chemistry, knows fundamental chemical concepts and theories
knows basic aspects of construction and operations of scientific equipment
knows the rules of safety and hygiene of work in chemical laboratory
Acquired Skills
Student:
is able to analyze problems in the area of chemistry and finds their solutions based on known theories
is able to perform chemical analyzes and to formulate on their results the qualitative conclusions
is able to plan and perform syntheses and physicochemical investigations of chemical compounds and to analyze their results
is able to gain knowledge independently
Other competences:
Student is able to cooperate in team, undertaking different roles

Assessment: 

lecture: written exam, it is possible to correct the note orally.
laboratory: written reports from laboratory classes

Prerequisites: 

The course „Fundamentals of chemistry” (1st semester) credited

Contents: 

Lecture: Criterions of choice of chemical reactions for analytical aims (kinetic and thermodynamic). Collection and preparation of samples for analysis, especially the biological materials and drugs. Selected instrumental methods in analytical chemistry - physical foundations, construction of typical devices, examples of determinations of natural samples. Evaluation of the credibility of analytic methods, estimation of errors.

Laboratory: Six laboratory sessions, 5h each. Five tasks are performed individually or in pairs, according to schedule. Each exercise will be preceded by short test on the content of instruction. The sixth session is for completing tasks or correcting notes. The exercises are:

  • Acid-base and pH-metric titrations of Ibuprom in tablets.

  • Distillation-densimetric determination of etanol in Beer Or wine.

  • Measurement of concentration of sulphates in water by chronoturbidimetric and turbidimetric methods.

  • Determination of fat content in potato chips by the extraction method.

  • Complexometric determination of the dolomite degree in carbonate minerals.