Lectures: Lectures will be presented formally. Some lecture material will be available on the unit website beforehand (in iLearn: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au), while other material will be provided in the lecture class. You are strongly encouraged to review the lecture material beforehand, so you can spend most of your time engaging with the lecture and ask questions in the class if you have them. There are two one-hour lectures per week for 13 weeks. Two Revision lectures will be provided in the last week of the semester.
Laboratory Classes: Practical classes are designed for you to develop basic laboratory, safety, and critical and analytical analysis skills. There will be 5 three-hour lab practicals on-campus. Laboratory notes will be available on iLearn for download, you must bring a copy with you to your laboratory class and are expected to have read through all of the planned activities. Please also bring a lab coat and laboratory notebook to your lab session.
Workshop Classes: Workshop classes are designed to introduce students to a range of problem-solving skills and mainly consist of material related to lab practical, lecture topics, using a series of activities, problems, or questions during the workshop. There will be 6 two-hour workshops run fortnightly. Workshop notes will be available on iLearn for download. You are expected to have read through all of the planned activities.
Optional Weekly Online Questions: There are no formal tutorial classes in this unit, but optional weekly online questions with answer sheets will be provided on iLearn site of this unit.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials:
- D.C. Harris, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 10th Edition, Macmillan Publishing. (2020)
Recommended Textbook 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).
- D.S. Hage, J.D. Carr, Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis, 1st Edition, Pearson (2011). (Chapter 23).
Technology Used and Required iLearn: You are expected to access the unit website on a frequent basis and download PDF files provided. You are strongly encouraged to make use of the discussion forum available on the unit website for general discussion of the materials presented in this unit. General use computers are provided by the University, but it would be advantageous to have your own computer and internet access. Microsoft Office is available free of charge to Macquarie University students. See https://students.mq.edu.au/support/technology/software/microsoft. It is important that you have a scientific calculator as hand-held calculators will be used in practicals, workshops, for assignments, tests, and in the final examination. Note that text retrieval calculators are not allowed in the final examination. The 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 and links to other online material will be placed on the unit iLearn website.