NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCN2043
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PM Dr Siti Salhah Othman
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Analytical chemistry is an important course that providing methods for determining elements and chemicals. It consists of theoretical and practical works which emphasize on the principles and applications of various analytical techniques in chemistry.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

24

T

 

0

P

 

18

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To explain the basic principles of analytical chemistry, good laboratory practice, quality assurance and basic statistics in analytical chemistry.

2.     To explain qualitative /quantitative analysis starting from sample collection, sample preparation, separation and identification.

3.     To analyse, interpret and organize data during lab practical.

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in principles and theories relating to the analytical chemistry (C1, C2 – PO1).
  2. Classify the method of sampling, separation and identification techniques in analytical chemistry (C3 – PO1).
  3. Analyse, interpret and organize data in the area of chemical measurements (P1 – PO2).
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 lab practical.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, practical works, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of test and examination 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, basic tools, good laboratory practice, quality assurance and basic statistics for analytical chemistry. Then, methods of analysis such as wet method, volumetric and gravimetric will be explained. Finally student will be exposed to the principle of separation techniques such extraction and chromatography and also spectroscopy techniques such as UV/Vis spectrophotometer, atomic spectroscopy (AAS and AES), mass spectroscopy (MS), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy (NMR).

Students will also be exposed to the laboratory practical and assignment to reinforce the lectures in this course. This will boost students’ interest in chemistry, by encouraging them to think in a systematic way by experimenting, analyzing the results, evaluating the answers and presenting their findings in a recognized report format.

MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, tutorial, lab practical, group work, online assignment etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
Cognitive

Team Work

Test

Quizzes

Assignment

Laboratory Report

20

10

5

15

B. Final Examination (50%)
Examination Multiple choice questions 50
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.