NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCN2023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: ASSOC PROF DR SALINA MAT RADZI

PROF DATO’ DR MUSA AHMAD

RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Analytical chemistry is an important subject that providing methods for determining elements and chemicals are present in the world around us. This course emphasizes on the general principles and applications of various analytical techniques in chemistry.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM III / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

SCL = Student-centered Learning

O= Others

L

35

T

 

7

P

 

0

SCL

 

0

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     Explain the basic principles of various analytical techniques

2.     Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative analysis

3.     Explain the basic concepts and principles behind commonly used analytical instruments

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Demonstrate knowledge and explain the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the analytical chemistry (LO1 -C3).

2.     Respond the differences between quantitative and qualitative problems literally and verbally (LO3 – P3, CTPS3).

3.     Apply  the principles of classical method of analysis, separation techniques and spectrochemical methods used in analytical chemistry (LO1 – C3).

4.     Perform the analysis interpretation and organization data in the area of chemical measurements (LO5 – A2, TS3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group work.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduces students to the fundamental aspects of analytical chemistry which involve quantitative and qualitative analyses. The course starts with the introduction to the chemical analysis of matter including basic tools and operation involved in chemistry practical. Next the course extents to the concepts of Good laboratory practice (GLP), method validation and quality assurance (QA) for testing laboratories. The course will also discuss data handling with emphasizing on statistical approach in understanding the significant of the data. Student will also be introduced to stoichiometry and its relationship to determine the mass of analyte. Various classical methods namely; wet method of chemical analysis, volumetric and gravimetric analyses will also be included. Then, students will be introduced to the various separation techniques such as precipitation, extraction and chromatography. Finally student will be exposed to the topics on the principles of spectroscopy methods and environmental sampling and analysisto complete the course.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online assignment etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
  • Quiz/Tutorial
  • One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration – Analytical chemistry on Quranic Verses
  • Mid-Term Test

15%

15%

30%

B. Final Examination (40%)
  • Examination

Structured and essay type questions

40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Christian, G.D. 2005. Analytical Chemistry (6th Edition). John Wiley and Sons Inc.: USA.

2.     Skoog, D.A., D.M. West, F.J. Holler & S.R. Crouch. 2005. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (8th Edition). Thomson Learning Inc.: USA.

3.     Higson, S.P.J. 2005. Analytical Chemistry. Oxford University Press Inc.: USA.

4.     Harris, D.C. 2001. Exploring Chemical Analysis (2nd Edition). W.H Freeman and Co.: USA.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Skoog, D.A., D.M. West, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crouch & J. Holler. 1999. Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction (7th Edition). Brooks Cole: USA