NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL
COURSE CODE: SCN2011
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: ASSOC PROF DR SALINA MAT RADZI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is designed to introduce students with basic technique, common lab apparatus and samples handling in analytical chemistry as well as data collection and data analysis in chemistry. It is intended to provide students with analytical skills needed in independent research projects.
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

O= Others

L

0

T

 

0

P

 

21

SCL

 

0

O

 

19

L + T + P + O = 40 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 1
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To demonstrate competence in performance basic analytical science and understanding their basis and application using corresponding instrumentation.

2.     To demonstrate competent in handling data using statistical approach and in solving problems associated with analytical chemistry

3.     To demonstrate competent on laboratory skills and basic analytical technique, data collection and safety

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

1.     Explain knowledge on materials, techniques and instrumentation in analytical chemistry. (LO2 – P2)

2.     Reproduce experimental results and perform reasonable conclusions. (LO3 – P3, CTPS5)

3.     Perform laboratory reports in a professional manner. (LO7 – A2, EM2)

4.     Respond properly to chemical hazards in the laboratory (LO2 – P3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving and analytical skills through a process of laboratory practicals.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of laboratory practicals, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This laboratory course is designed to reinforce the lectures in Analytical chemistry (SCN2011) and to encourage students to think in a systematic way by conducting experiments, analyzing the results, evaluating the answers and presenting their finding in a recognized report format. The course begins with the introduction to the laboratory rules and how to write a good lab report. The practical starts with the determination of accuracy and precision of general lab apparatus and calibration of glassware. Next, the course extents to the measurement and applications of pH via various techniques. The concept of titration method will also be introduced in the analysis of vinegar and redox reaction. Next, the application of gravimetric analysis in the precipitation of calcium phosphate will be studied. Student will be exposed to the use of spectroscopy instrument such as UV spectrometer in the determination of protein concentration. Finally, the skill for preparing and developing paper chromatography will be introduced in separating food colours and identifying amino acids.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Laboratory practical and group work
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
  • Practical Skills and Lab Reports
70%

 

30%

  • Written Lab Test
B. Final Examination (0%)
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 NIL