Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis
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Course title in Estonian
Analüütiline keemia ja instrumentaalanalüüs
Course title in English
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
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Course aims
To develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform a chemical analysis of different objects. A review of the contemporary methods and directions of analytical chemistry.
Brief description of the course
Principles of the methods of analytical chemistry. Qualitative analysis of cations, anions, alloys and minerals. Volumetry. Gravimetry. Methods of instrumental analysis: photometry, electrochemical analysis, chromatography, mass-spectrometry, thermal analysis. Separation and concentration methods: extraction, distillation, co-precipitation. Chemical analysis of natural objects. Sensitivity and accuracy of chemical analysis. Statistical analysis of the data.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to use correctly the essential chemistry vocabulary, is able to discuss about the keyword topicsis of lectures;
- knows importan methods of classical and instrumental analysis, can describe the principles and applications of these methods;
- is able independantly read and understand the analytical chemistry literature including recent scientific research papers, is able to make summaries based on the before mentioned literature;
- is able to connect the theoretical knowledge with practice, knows how to perform volumetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, spectrometric and chromatographic analysis, can apply the experiments on real problem solving;
- is able to calculate amounts and concentrations, can construct and use calibration and titration graphs, evaluate the reliability of the results;
- is able to present the results clearly and logically, interprete these and make proper conclusions.
PhD R. Tuvikene, MSc K. Vulla, PhD K. Martma, MSc M. Robal