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CHEA6001 - Analytical Chemistry

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Title:Analytical Chemistry
Long Title:Analytical Chemistry
Module Code:CHEA6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Analytical Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Nikolay Petkov
Module Description: This is an introductory course in analytical chemistry which presents a foundation in spectroscopy and chromatography at both a practical and a theoretical level.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the basic principles of spectroscopy and chromatography
LO2 Solve problems involving Beer-Lambert law calculations and other relevant calculations
LO3 Display competence in the laboratory in the use of molecular and atomic absorption spectroscopy, and gas chromatography including all preparatory work especially the preparation of solutions
LO4 Write practical reports associated to UV-Vis, atomic absorption and gas chromatography practicals in a clear and accurate manner and submit them in a timely fashion
LO5 Describe the manner of operation of equipment relevant to UV-Vis, atomic absorption and gas chromatography
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
13356 CHEA6001 Analytical Chemistry
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Definitions, qualitative and quantiative analysis, measurement parameters. Types of analytical technique.
Quantitative Spectoscopy
Introduction to optical methods. Beer-Lambert law Theory and calculations. Deviations from B/L Law and errors in application. Sample preparations, solvents, sample cells etc. Practical use of UV-Vis and atomic absorption instruments, calibrations, treatment of results and reporting.
Chromatography
Introduction to chromatography. chromatographic principles. Gas chromatography: mobile phases, sample introduction, columns, types of stationary phases, types of detectors, temperature programming, quantitative techniques. Practical use of gas chromatography instrument, calibrations, treatment of results and reporting.
Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry
Types and origins of spectra. UV-visible spectra of organic species, chromphores and auxochromes. UV-Visible spectra of inorganic species.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals with submission of reports and calculations 2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Short Answer Questions Theory test. Topics may include: general analytical process, spectroscopy concepts, molecular absorption spectroscopy, Beer's law, chromatography concepts, gas chromatography, 1,2,5 10.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,5 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practicals in UV-Vis, atomic absorption and gas chromatography 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student undertakes independent study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practicals in UV-Vis, atomic absorption and gas chromatography 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student undertakes independent study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas A. Skoog... [et al.] 2013, Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, 9th Ed., Chapters: 1,5,24,25,32, Cengage Learning, Inc Belmont, CA, USA [ISBN: 9780495558286]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • D.C Harris 2016, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Ed., Chapters 0, 18, 19, 20, Macmillan Learning [ISBN: 9781464135385]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SCHQA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 3 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 3 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_7 Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Chemistry 3 Mandatory

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