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CH3110 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

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

Analytical Chemistry plays a crucial role in any discipline where the characterisation of materials is important. This subject extends the material delivered in CH2103 and provides in-depth principles and applications of advanced analytical chemistry in the modern world. Special topics include electroanalytical methods (potentiometry, coulometry, amperometry, voltammetry) and advanced analytical instrumentation for microanalysis such as electron microscope and atomic force microscope. These techniques will be discussed in the context of industrial, environmental and biomedical applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the analytical principles underlying electrochemistry;
  • apply the electroanalytical techniques for measurement of chemical species;
  • employ advanced microscopic methods for materials characterisation;
  • evaluate electrochemical and microscopic 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 should have taken a second year analytical chemistry subject
Prerequisites: CH2103
CH2102, CH3101


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.

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 30 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.