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CBMS825 – Chemical Analysis II

2017 – S1 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Danny Wong
Contact via danny.wong@mq.edu.au
F7B 235
Laboratory Demonstrator
Ben Ford
Laboratory Demonstrator
Josh Tompsett
Laboratory Demonstrator
Rita Roshni
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MLabQAMgt or MRadiopharmSc or MSc or MBiotech or MBioBus and permission by special approval
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
CBMS308
Unit description Unit description
This unit discusses the chemical principles and practice of both qualitative and quantitative determination of sample identifying and determining the composition. Topics include many analytical techniques commonly employed in both industrial and academic research laboratories. The unit emphasises hands-on experience in analysing real-life samples. A proportion of the unit develops skills in the use of modern library resources and electronic information retrieval. Using these skills, students will complete a short research project addressing a real-life analytical chemistry problem.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

  1. To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  2. To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  3. To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  4. To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  5. To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry
  6. To build teamwork with other members of the unit by working together in a laboratory environment

General Assessment Information

In addition to hardcopies, all assignments and laboratory reports must be electronically submitted through turnitin.  A permanent record of all these items must also be kept on iLearn.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Assignment 1 4% 31/03/2017
Assignment 2 3% 01/05/2017
Assignment 3 3% 26/05/2017
Mid-Year 3-hour Examination 50% June 2017
Laboratory Work 40% Every two weeks + Week 12

Assignment 1

Due: 31/03/2017
Weighting: 4%

Numerical calculations and short answers.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples

Assignment 2

Due: 01/05/2017
Weighting: 3%

Numerical calculations and short answers.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples

Assignment 3

Due: 26/05/2017
Weighting: 3%

Numerical calculations and short answers.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples

Mid-Year 3-hour Examination

Due: June 2017
Weighting: 50%

Closed book examination.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format

Laboratory Work

Due: Every two weeks + Week 12
Weighting: 40%

This component consists of 5 laboratory experiments and 1 project.

For each experiment, students are required to complete some Pre-laboratory work including Materials Safety Data Sheets and an oral assessment of the general understanding of aim and procedure of the experiment.  Following the completion of a laboratory session, students will then decide on either completing a written report or performing an oral assessment on the laboratory work.  Students must complete a total of 3 written reports and 2 oral assessments.

Of the 40% for this component, 65% of the assessment will be weighted for laboratory work, and 35% weighted for a project. Each student is required to submit a report and also to deliver a verbal presentation for the project.

 

 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry
  • To build teamwork with other members of the unit by working together in a laboratory environment

Delivery and Resources

Prescribed text

D.C.Harris, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Edition, W.H.Freeman and Company (2016).  

Recommended references

D.A.Skoog, D.M.West, F.J.Holler, S.R.Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th Edition, Brooks/Cole, Thomson Learning, Inc (2014).

D.A.Skoog, F.J.Holler and S.R.Crouch, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 7th Edition, Saunders College Publishing (2018).

 

 

Unit Schedule

 

Date

Time

Activity

February 27

9:00 – 10:30

Outline of Unit

 

 

Calibration Methods

 

11:00 – 1:00

Voltammetry

 

2:00  – 4:00

Information Retrieval

 

4:00 – 6:00

Scientific Report Writing

 

 

 

March 6

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Voltammetry

 

4:00 – 5:30

Voltammetry

 

Tutorial Set 1 on Voltammetry

 

Assignment 1 due at 6 pm, March 31, 2017

 

 

 

March 13

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Voltammetry

 

4:00 – 5:30

Voltammetry

 

 

 

March 20

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Atomic Spectroscopy

 

4:00 – 5:30

Atomic Spectroscopy

 

Tutorial Set 2 on Atomic Spectroscopy

 

 

 

March 27

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Electrophoresis

 

4:00 – 5:30

Electrophoresis

 

Tutorial Set 3 on Electrophoresis

 

 

 

April 3

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Mass Spectroscopy

 

4:00 – 5:30

Mass Spectroscopy

 

Assignment 2 due at 6 pm, May 1, 2017

 

 

 

April 10

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Mass Spectroscopy

 

4:00 – 5:30

Microbeam and Surface Analysis

 

Tutorial Set 4 Mass Spectroscopy

 

 

 

May 1

9:00 – 1:00

Laboratory Session

 

2:00 – 3:30

Microbeam and Surface Analysis

 

4:00 – 5:30

Microbeam and Surface Analysis

 

Tutorial Set 4 on Microbeam and Surface Analysis

 

Assignment 3 due at 6 pm, May 26, 2017

 

 

 

June 5

9:00 – 10:30

Sensing Technologies

 

11:00 – 12:30

Sensing Technologies

 

Tutorial Set 5 on Sensing Technologies

 

1:30  – 5:30

Presentation of project work (CBMS825)

 

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Graduate Capabilities

PG - Research and Problem Solving Capability

Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

PG - Capable of Professional and Personal Judgment and Initiative

Our postgraduates will demonstrate a high standard of discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgment. They will have the ability to make informed choices and decisions that reflect both the nature of their professional work and their personal perspectives.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry
  • To build teamwork with other members of the unit by working together in a laboratory environment

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

PG - Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

PG - Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

PG - Effective Communication

Our postgraduates will be able to communicate effectively and convey their views to different social, cultural, and professional audiences. They will be able to use a variety of technologically supported media to communicate with empathy using a range of written, spoken or visual formats.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry
  • To build teamwork with other members of the unit by working together in a laboratory environment

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

PG - Engaged and Responsible, Active and Ethical Citizens

Our postgraduates will be ethically aware and capable of confident transformative action in relation to their professional responsibilities and the wider community. They will have a sense of connectedness with others and country and have a sense of mutual obligation. They will be able to appreciate the impact of their professional roles for social justice and inclusion related to national and global issues

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To display competency in the use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research
  • To analyse and interpret experimental data and present them in a structured report utilising appropriate scientific referencing
  • To analyse and critique experimental data and present them in oral format
  • To process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples
  • To deliver an oral presentation on a selected topic in analytical chemistry
  • To build teamwork with other members of the unit by working together in a laboratory environment

Assessment tasks

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Mid-Year 3-hour Examination
  • Laboratory Work

Changes since last offering

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Technology Used

It is important that you have a scientific calculator as hand-held calculators will be used during laboratory sessions, for assignments,

and in the final examination. Note that text retrieval calculators are not allowed in the final examination.

Use will be made of Excel and other data processing and display software. Computers carrying this software are available in the teaching laboratories. Items of interest, links to other on-line material will be placed on the unitwebsite.

Computers for general use are provided by the University, but it would be advantageous to have your own computer and internet access.