CHEM 342 - Instrumental Analysis

Instrumental Analysis - CHEM 342

Lecture Meeting: Wednesday 09:30 - 11:00
                            Thursday 09:30 - 11:00


1. Overall Aims of Course

This course aims at providing the theory and application of instrumental methods to qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Methods include ultra-violet, visible and infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, flame atomic absorption, electrothermal and plasma atomic emission. In addition to applied experiments related to the above topics.

2. Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    A1. Identify and define theories and concepts used in spectroscopic analysis.

    A2. Classify and give examples of the different types and methods of the spectroscopic techniques.

    A3. State and interpret the fundamental principles, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of each spectroscopic instrument.

    A4. Summarize and discuss concepts used in spectroscopic analysis: the most important analytical features of each spectroscopic method including sensitivity, precision, and accuracy.

    A5. Practical and applied experiments pertaining to the topics detailed above.

B. Intellectual Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    B1. Postulate a reasonable apprehension and analysis of the data generated in the lab from these instruments and their relationship to the analytical problem.

    B2. Determine and apply relevant appropriate theories, principles and concepts.

C. Professional and Practical Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    C1. Solve problems relevant to spectroscopic analysis using ideas and techniques some of which are at the forefront of the course discipline.

    C2. Sketch and label the different spectroscopic analysis set-ups.

    C3. Determine the basic measurement principles necessary for the calibration, standardization, and validation of instrumental methods.

    C4. Operate and use effectively the analytical tools and instruments available in the lab, which include spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electrochemical analytical methods.

D. General and Transferable Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    D1. Acquire the skill of understanding and making the right decision and choice of the suitable spectroscopic method for the selected analytical problem.

    D2. Think independently and enrich their factual knowledge of practical and experimental skills.

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