Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to be familiar with:
1. The basic principles and applications of Analytical Chemistry and the classic techniques of quantitative chemical analysis.
2. The following concepts: solutions, solubility of substances and concentration of solutions, weak acid and base equilibriums, solubility product, ion complex equilibria.
3. Various titration techniques (acidimetry, alkalimetry, complexometric titration, manganese titration, etc.).
4. Acquire laboratory skills in the previous techniques for the safety and functionality of an Analytical Chemistry Lab.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic principles of analytical chemistry and classical and instrumental chemical analysis techniques. Chemical reactions and chemical equations, solutions, solubility of substances and solution concentration, reaction rate and chemical equilibrium, equilibrium of weak acids and bases, heterogeneous chemical equilibrium and solubility product, complex ion equilibrium, statistical and experimental data handling, characterization and validation of analytical method. Analytical Chemistry laboratory safety, chemical reagents. Titration techniques. Major instrumental techniques of chemical analysis, such as: ultraviolet - visible molecular absorption spectroscopy, atomic spectrometry, automatic chemical analysis techniques, chromatographic techniques.
Solubility, solution concentration, weak acid and base balances, solubility product, complex ion balances, Titration techniques