Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
Examine a dynamic career. Expose the human benefits of testing and monitoring food, medicine and waste. Determine and measure substances. Observe and gage natural and artificial substances using new and old methods. Get experience in real settings.
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The objectives of this course are to develop your knowledge and capabilities in areas of chemistry that are particularly relevant to the analysis of a range of sample types. Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- State the key principles of different analytical techniques and apply this knowledge to perform chemical calculations and analyse data
- Apply analytical chemistry techniques including and discuss experimental results using tables, plots, and interpret them using knowledge acquired through lectures, tutorials and private study
- Adhere to protocols and procedures, take appropriate precautions to ensure laboratory processes are followed with regard to environmental, occupational health and safety, and ethical standards and regulations
- Work independently and in teams in the laboratory and in tutorial-based exercises through practical classes and observations
- The Analytical Sequence and Basics of Analysis
- Titrimetry and Acid-Base Equilibria
- UV Visible Spectrometry
- Photoluminescence Spectrometry
- Calibration Methods
- Infrared Spectroscopy
- Near-Infrared Spectrometry
- Raman Spectroscopy
- Basics of Chromatography
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
There are no enforced pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course. It is assumed however, that you will have acquired the knowledge and capabilities normally developed in year-12 VCE (or equivalent level) chemistry or that you will be able to provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.
- Attendance requirements - For Analytical Science, row 21, there is no on-campus requirement, all the teaching is virtual delivery.
Analytical science is the study of the determination of the chemical composition of natural and artificial materials using both classical and modern instrumental techniques. This course examines what analytical scientists ’actually do’ using a series of lectorials and practical work. You will gain a deep understanding of the chemical principles, especially those relevant to the chemistry of chemical analysis.
Analytical Science covers the following areas: The analytical and scientific processes; sample preparation; volumetric analysis; gravimetric analysis; calibration methods; vibrational spectroscopic analysis (FT-IR and Raman); fluorescence spectroscopy; separation science; and data analysis and treatment. There is also a laboratory program designed to extend aspects of the theory and introduce basic chemical laboratory techniques.
- Calibration techniques (40%)
- Analytical methods (30%)
- Sampling strategy (30%)