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CH2103 - Analytical Chemistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Offered in SP2, every year

Analytical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that provides qualitative information (what is in a sample) and quantitative information (how much is in a sample) about matter. The topics covered in this subject include core skills in analytical chemistry such as data analysis, classical volumetric, gravimetric and titrimetric methods, instrumental analysis in analytical chemistry such as spectrometry (UV-Vis, IR, AAS, AES, MS) and chromatography (GC, HPLC), as well as principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control and appropriate documentation of analytical procedures. All techniques and methods will be discussed in a range of industrial, environmental, biological and medical contexts

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the principles of analytical chemistry;
  • explain the analytical principles of spectroscopic techniques;
  • distinguish the need and uses of separation methods;
  • apply a range of analytical techniques with knowledge of the limitations and complementarity of the techniques.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (40%) - Individual.
Students may be allowed to enrol if they have not met the pre-requisites after meeting subject coordinator
Prerequisites: CH1001 OR CH1011
CH2012 CH3013 CH5203


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Yang Liu.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 21 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.