Analytical Chemistry

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analytical Chemistry

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CHEM 114 or equivalent background

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The major methods of chemical analysis used by analytical chemists are presented. The emphasis in the lectures and the practical component is on the analysis of real samples and the solving of practical and environmental problems.

    Course content
    The following modules will be taught:

    • Data handling and error analysis
    • Gravimetric analysis
    • Titrations
    • Chromatographic analysis
    • Spectrophotometric techniques
    • Electrochemical methods

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:

    • Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and applications of selected areas of analytical chemistry.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles to specific problems in chemistry.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles to specific problems in chemistry within the analytical chemistry laboratory.
    • Write laboratory reports conveying an understanding of the chemistry within the lab, and the associated errors.
    • Prepare a report on the analysis of an unknown through library or database search.
    • Consistently demonstrate safe laboratory practice and conduct chemical experiments in a safe manner.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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