Analytical Techniques 2.1


Analytical Techniques 2.1 module combines theory with practical work so that the student has a comprehensive knowledge of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic chemical entities. From the theory the student learns the basic methods of spectroscopy which include uv/visible radiation, fluorescence, atomic absorption, flame absorption &  infra-red spectroscopy. The student also learns the basic methods of chromatography which include gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, thin layer, ion- exchange, column and paper chromatography. Through practical work the student learns how to follow procedures, to prepare samples for analysis, preform dilutions, use mathematical methods to process analytical data, obtain quantitative results and report results in a proper manner.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Display a knowledge of the basic theoretical principles underlying methods of spectroscopic and chromatographic analysis.

  2. Follow procedures and prepare samples for analysis by spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques.

  3. Operate a wide range of analytical instrumentation under supervision.

  4. Process analytical data and obtain quantitative results.

  5. Write reports using  mathematical methods.

  6. Assess the validity of the results.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%