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