[ 290ANCHIACV18 ] VL Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Chemistry Wolfgang Buchberger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives Students become familiar with fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry with a special emphasis on the experiments performed in the “Lab course in Analytical Chemistry”.
  1. Definition and scope of analytical chemistry
  2. Good laboratory practice for analytical problem-solving
  3. The different steps involved in a chemical analysis, sampling procedures
  4. Statistical treatment of analytical data, random errors, systematic errors, data distributions, confidence interval, statistical tests for analytical results
  5. Commonly used equipment for chemical analysis, requirements for analysis in the laboratory and field analysis
  6. Qualitative inorganic analysis including selective precipitation reactions for group separation of inorganic cations, specific tests for the detection of single cations, tests for the detection of single anions
  7. Introduction to basic of quantitatve analysis
  8. Basic theory of gravimetric analysis, solubility product and precipitation reactions,
  9. Basic theory of titration procedures, primary standards, differerence between equivalence point and end point
  10. Calculations of the results from titrations including the standardization of the titrant and the titration of the analysis solution
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods Lecture
Language German or English
Study material
  • D.S.Hage, J.D.Carr : Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis, Pearson, 2011. ISBN 0-321-70680-3
  • G.D.Christian, P.K.Dasgupta, K.A.Schug : Analytical Chemistry (7th ed.), Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-0-470-88757-8
  • B.M.Ham, A.MaHam : Analytical Chemistry: A Chemist and Laboratory Technician's Toolkit, Wiley, 2016. ISBN 9781118714843
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture TCBPBVOEACH: VO Einführung in das Praktikum aus Analytischer Chemie (1,3 ECTS) or BCBPAVOANCI: VO Introduction to the Analytical Laboratory (1,3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment