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CH5203 - Analytical Chemistry (Advanced)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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 who have not met the pre-requisites may be permitted to enrol after meeting the subject coordinator
Prerequisites: CH1001 OR CH1011
CH2041 CH2103


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Yang Liu.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 21 hours practicals
  • 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.