Analytical Chemistry 4.1


The module includes advanced analytical techniques in spectroscopy, chromatography and solid state methods. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical foundations of the techniques such as decoupling techniques in NMR, fragmentation patterns in MS and crystal structure in x-ray diffraction.  

Learning Outcomes

  1. The learner will be expected to be able to critically assess different methods of analysis, and apply these methods of analysis to the solution of real analytical problems.

  2. The learner will be expected to be able to explain the principles and applications of techniques including: Chromatographic techniques, Solid State methods, NMR Spectrometry, Mass Spectrometry, Thermochemical analysis, Electrochemical and Solid State Sensors.

  3. The learner should be able:

     - To evaluate the various analytical techniques and apply them to real life analytical problems.

     - To review analytical techniques with regard to their suitability for a given analysis

     - To interpret spectra and deduce molecular structure from such data.

     - To interpret powder diffraction patterns.

     - To apply XRF to analysis of materials

     - To identify the optimum technique for analysis in a given situation.

  4. The learner should be able: 

     - To work on their own or as part of a team in designing and optimizing analytical techniques.

     - To able to read published literature in analytical science and apply published methods to their own samples.

     - Be able to modify published methods to suit their own samples.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%