[ 663ANCHLACP19 ] PR Lab Course in Analytical Chemistry for Biological Chemists

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
5 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year (*)Biologische Chemie Markus Himmelsbach 5 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites PR Introductory Lab Course VL Introduction to General Chemistry VL Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2023W
Objectives Students will get practical analytical experience in the lab by doing quantitative determinations based on basic techniques such as precipitation, titrations, light absorbance, or potentiometry.
  1. Quantitative gravimetric determination of nickel ions
  2. Quantitation of acetic acid by an acid/base titration (including the standardizing of the titrant NaOH solution with a primary standard)
  3. Determination of water hardness (complexometric titration with EDTA)
  4. Quantitation of copper ions by a redox titration (including the standardization of the titrant sodium thiosulfate with a primary standard)
  5. Quantitation of Fe(II) by a redox titration (including the standardization of the titrant potassium permanganate with a primary standard
  6. Quantitation of chloride by titration with silver nitrate using a potentiometric end point detection
  7. Quantitation of total Fe in a surface water sample after derivatization with a color reagent followed by photometric analysis
  8. Semi-quantitative nalysis of a commercially available pharmaceutical formulation by thin layer chromatography
  9. Quantitation of Ca by atomic absorption spectroscopy
  10. Quantitation of fluoride in a sample of tooth paste using a fluoride-selective electrode
Criteria for evaluation Quality of practical work in the lab; Lab reports on practical work; Final oral exam
Methods Practical work in the chemical laboratory
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information G.D.Christian, P.K.Dasgupta, K.A.Schug : Analytical Chemistry (7th ed.), Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-0-470-88757-8 D.C.Harris : Quantitative Chemical Analysis (9th ed.), Freeman, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4641-3538-5 D.A.Skoog, D.M.West, F.J.Holler, S.R.Crouch : Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (8th ed.), Thomson, ISBN 0-03-035523-0
Corresponding lecture 290ANCHLACP18: PR Lab Course in Analytical Chemistry (5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 10
Assignment procedure Direct assignment