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Analytical Chemistry

Code: 36174
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Jednačak
prof. dr. sc. Nives Galić
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Nives Galić - Seminar
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Jednačak - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
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.
13. To explain the principles of potentiometric measurements
14. To describe referent and indicator electrodes
15. To explain the Beer's law
16. To describe the instruments in optical spectroscopy
17. To calculate the analyte quantity based on spectrometric measurements
18. To explain chromatographic methods of complex mixture analysis
19. To interpret the chromatogram

The course encompasses classical qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis and introduction into instrumental analytical techniques. Systematic approach to chemical analysis from sampling to analytical information; errors in chemical analysis; statistical data evaluation; gravimetric methods of analysis (precipitate and reagent properties); 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 (argentometry); complexometric titrations; oxidation-reduction titrations (electrochemical cell, electrode potentials); potentiometry (referent and indicator electrodes, measurement procedures); basic concepts and principles of instrumental analytical methods; atomic spectroscopy (absorption, emission); molecular spectroscopy (UV/Vis, IR, fluorescence); chromatography (gas, liquid; applications).
  1. 1. D.A. Skoog, D.M. West, F.J. Holler, Osnove analitičke kemije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1999.
    2. D.A. Skoog, D.M. West, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 8th Edition, Thomson, Brooks/Cole, Belmont CA, 2004.
  2. 1. C.G. Enke, The Art and Science of Chemical Analysis, John Viley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2001.
    2. J.W. Hill, Chemistry for Changing Time, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1988.
    3. M. Kaštelan-Macan, Kemijska analiza u sustavu kvalitete, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2003.
Prerequisit for:
Examination :
Attended : General Chemistry
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Biology and Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule: