The course encompasses classical qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Errors in chemical analysis; statistical evaluation of the data; gravimetric methods of analysis (precipitates, reagents); chemistry of aqueous solutions and chemical equlibria (acids, bases, salts, complexes, buffers); expression of solution composition; titrimetric methods of analysis (titration curves, standard solutions, indicators); acid-base titrations; precipitation titrations; complexometric titrations; oxidation-reduction titrations (electrochemical cell, electrode potentials).
1. To know and to understand the basic concepts of chemistry and correlations with other natural sciences.
2. To know the principles of chemical analysis and characterization of chemical compounds.
3. To distinguish between personal, systematic and random errors.
4. To calculate basic statistical quantities (mean, median, standard deviation, coefficient of variation).
5. To explain the principles of gravimetric analysis by precipitation and by vaporization as well as to describe the characteristics of precipitates and precipitation reagents.
6. To explain the dissociation of acids and bases as well as hydrolysis and solubility of salts in aqueous solutions using the corresponding equilibrium constants.
7. To describe the composition and mode of action of buffers as well as to calculate pH of the aqueous solution of an appropriate chemical composition.
8. To distinguish between the equivalence point and the titration endpoint as well as to define the primary and secondary standard.
9. To know the indicators and standard solutions used in the neutralization, precipitation, complexometric and redox titrations.
10. To derive the curves of neutralization, precipitation, complexometric and redox titrations.
11. To explain the mode of action of indicators in the neutralization, precipitation, complexometric and redox titrations.
12. To calculate the amount of an analyte based on the data of gravimetric and volumetric measurements.