This module focuses on the application atomic and molecular spectroscopic methods in quantitative and qualitative analysis. Methods discussed include atomic absorption, atomic emission, X-ray fluorescence, UV/Visible, IR, Raman and NMR spectroscopies. The underlying theoretical principles, instrumentation and interpretation of results are examined. Applications in the analysis of environmental and pharmaceutical samples are emphasized..

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the theoretical principles underlying FTIR, Raman, UV/Vis, Fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy

  2. Discuss the theoretical principles underlying atomic spectrometric techniques (AA/AE/XRF)

  3. Process, analyse and interpret spectra

  4. Evaluate and compare the suitability of different analytical techniques for a variety of sample types

  5. Create methods of analysis using FTIR, UV/Vis, AA and AE including adapting published methods to suit new samples.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%