Timetable: Please check http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/ for the official timetable of the unit.
Lectures: The material presented in the lectures is important and you should not assume that all examinable material is available in the textbook or in printed notes. On the other hand, do not assume that all examinable material is to be found in the lecture notes.
Tutorial: There are three optional tutorial sessions organised in this unit.
Laboratory Work: Laboratory sessions commence in Week 2. You will undertake five experiments in the 2nd / 3rd Year Teaching Laboratories.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
- D.A.Skoog, D.M.West, F.J.Holler, S.R.Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th Edition, Brooks/Cole, Thomson Learning, Inc (2014, 2004).
Recommended references (all available in University Library)
- D.C.Harris, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 8th Edition, W.H.Freeman and Company (2010).
- D.C.Harris, Exploring Chemical Analysis, W.H.Freeman & Company (1997).
- H.H.Willard, L.L.Merritt, Jr., J.A.Dean, F.A.Settle, Jr., Instrumental Methods of Analysis, 7th Edition, Wadworth Publishing Company (1988).
- D.A.Skoog, F.J.Holler and T.A.Nieman, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 5th Edition, Saunders College Publishing (1998).
- J.F.Rubinson and K.A.Rubinson, Contemporary Chemical Analysis, Prentice Hall (1998).
If you feel you need to strengthen your mathematical skills, you might like to refer to Maths for Chemistry – A Chemist’s toolkit of calculations, P.Monk, Oxford University Press (2006).
A useful guidebook for studying science subjects is Essential Skills for Science and Technology, P.Zeegers, K.Deller-Evans, S.Egege, C.Klinger, Oxford University Press (2008).
Technology Used and Required
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Lecture notes will be available on the Web for downloading one week prior to the scheduled lecture. You are strongly encouraged to make use the discussion forum available on the CBMS208 website for general discussion of materials presented in this unit.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students are required to attend lectures and laboratory classes. Active participation by the students in all of these fora is expected. This means that you are expected to ask questions during lectures, and particularly in laboratory sessions. Learning is an active process, and as such, you must engage with the material. This means reading the textbook (and beyond) before and after lectures, attempt the assignment questions and other questions, discuss the concepts with your classmates and lecturers. Do not be afraid to ask questions – your classmates will probably want to ask the same thing.
Assignment questions are issued so that you will have the opportunity to use the information provided in the lectures and textbook and to test your degree of understanding of those topics.
Laboratory exercises are designed to provide a concrete example of the abstract topics covered in the course work, and to give you the opportunity to discover the principles and applications for yourself. Laboratory exercises also offer the opportunity to explore the uncertainty inherent in scientific investigations and the limitations of models and theories by allowing comparison with real systems.