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CHEM3202 – Advanced Analysis and Measurement

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convener, Lecturer
Alf Garcia-Bennett
Contact via 02 9850 8285
4 Wally's Walk, Level 3, Room 327
Tuesday and Thursday 15:00-17:00
Lecturer
Yuling Wang
Lecturer
Ian Jamie
Lecturer
Alison Rodger
Laboratory Manager
Mark Tran
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHEM2201 or CBMS200 or CBMS208
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
CHEM 3202
Unit description Unit description

This unit covers advanced aspects of chemical analysis, building on the foundations laid in Analysis and Measurement. Modern chemical principles and practice of identifying substances and of determining their composition are discussed. 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, using a wide range of techniques from a chemical, structural and physical perspective.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of molecular analysis and measurement in the molecular sciences.
  • ULO2: Demonstrate competency in the selection and use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research.
  • ULO3: Communicate effectively within the conventions of the analytical molecular sciences discipline.
  • ULO4: Process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples.
  • ULO5: Communicate analytical chemical knowledge by appropriately documenting the essential details of procedures undertaken, key observations, results and conclusions.

General Assessment Information

In order to complete this unit satisfactorily students must:

(a) attend and participate satisfactorily in ALL laboratory sessions;

(b) submit satisfactory efforts at two (2) assignments;

(c) perform satisfactorily in a final examination of three hours duration. 

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Laboratory 30% No 1 week after completion of Laboratory Session
Assignment 1 10% No Monday 18th April, Week 17
Assignment 2 10% No Friday 18th May, Week 22
Final Examination 50% No Week 14-15

Laboratory

Assessment Type 1: Lab report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 1 week after completion of Laboratory Session
Weighting: 30%

 

For each experiment, students are required to complete some Pre-laboratory work including Materials Safety Data Sheets and the general understanding of aim and procedure of the experiment. Following the completion of a laboratory session, students will then complete a written report.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of molecular analysis and measurement in the molecular sciences.
  • Demonstrate competency in the selection and use of important analytical techniques commonly used in industrial and academic research.
  • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the analytical molecular sciences discipline.
  • Process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples.
  • Communicate analytical chemical knowledge by appropriately documenting the essential details of procedures undertaken, key observations, results and conclusions.

Assignment 1

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Monday 18th April, Week 17
Weighting: 10%

 

Qualitative and quantitative questions requiring processing and critically analysis.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of molecular analysis and measurement in the molecular sciences.
  • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the analytical molecular sciences discipline.
  • 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

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Friday 18th May, Week 22
Weighting: 10%

 

Qualitative and quantitative questions requiring processing and critically analysis.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of molecular analysis and measurement in the molecular sciences.
  • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the analytical molecular sciences discipline.
  • Process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples.
  • Communicate analytical chemical knowledge by appropriately documenting the essential details of procedures undertaken, key observations, results and conclusions.

Final Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 35 hours
Due: Week 14-15
Weighting: 50%

 

Closed book examination.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of molecular analysis and measurement in the molecular sciences.
  • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the analytical molecular sciences discipline.
  • Process and analyse chemical experimental data to draw scientifically sound conclusions, particularly the significance and validity of analytical results involving real-life samples.
  • Communicate analytical chemical knowledge by appropriately documenting the essential details of procedures undertaken, key observations, results and conclusions.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Lecture notes, laboratory notes, tutorial videos and assignments can all be downloaded from iLearn.

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

Recommended references (all available in University Library):

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, International Edition, Prentice Hall (2011).

D.A.Skoog, F.J.Holler and S.R.Crouch, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th Edition, Saunders College Publishing (2007).

D. Sheehan, Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd (2009) 

Unit Schedule

Week Topic Lecturer
1 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and Measurement AGB, YW
2 Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry YW
3 Calibration and Metrology, Regulations and Standards. AGB
4 Advanced Spectroscopy AR
5 Mass Spectroscopy AGB
6 Atomic Adsorption IJ
7 Electrochemistry 1 AEGB
8 Electrochemistry 2 AEGB
9 Scattering 1 AEGB
10 Scattering 2 AEGB
11 Analytical Microscopy AEGB
12 Gravimetric Analysis and Chemometrics AEGB
13 Revision Lectures AEGB

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