Course: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

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Course title Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Course code VURH/ZACHK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kocour Kroupová Hana, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Valentová Olga, Ing.
  • Vojs Staňová Andrea, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Subject "Basics of analytical chemistry" includes following topics: 1) Introduction to the analytical chemistry, taking samples, sample treatment for analysis 2) Theoretical basis of analytical methods I - aqueous solutions, stechiometry 3) Theoretical basis of analytical methods II - protolytic equilibria, pH 4) Theoretical basis of analytical methods III - precipitate formation, redox reactions, complex reactions 5) Treatment of analytical data - quality of results, validation, calibration 6) Qualitative analysis - determination of anionic and cationic constituents, selective reactions 7) Introduction to the quantitative analysis, gravimetric analysis 8) Volumetric methods - based on redox, complex, and acid-base reactions and precipitate formation 9) Introduction to the instrumental analytical methods - review, theoretical basis 10) Electrochemical methods - conductometry, potentiometry, analysis of pH, ion-selective electrodes 11) Optical methods - atomic emission and absorption spectroscopy, spectrophotometry 12) Separation methods I - chromatography, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography 13) Separation methods II - electromigration methods (electrophoresis, isotachophoresis, etc.) 14) Other instrumental analytical methods - mass spectroscopy etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Laboratory, E-learning
  • Preparation for classes - 69 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to give the students information about basic analytical methods - about principles and carrying out of the methods. Students will be familiarized with traditional analytical methods as well as with state of art methods of instrumental analysis. Practical lessons will be dedicated to calculation related to topics of presented lectures.
Students will gain information about basic analytical methods - about principles and carrying out of the methods. They will be familiarized traditional analytical methods as well as with state of art methods of instrumental analysis.
Students have to pass the subjects Chemistry I and II.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Development of laboratory protocols

Conditions for obtaining credit: 100% attendance of laboratory training and demonstration lessons, 80% attendance of other training lessons (calculations). Students have to submit correct protocols from all laboratory trainings in due time. Students have to pass 2 credit tests (calculations based; students have to obtain more than 50 % points in both tests). Conditions for oral examination: to be allowed to go to the oral examination, students have to get credit and pass a test (theory based; students have to obtain more than 50% points).
Recommended literature
  • Dolejšková, J., Pivec, V., Hejtmánková, A. Cvičení z chemie I. Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, 2000.
  • Opekar, F., Jelínek, I., Rychlovský, P., Plzák, Z. Základní analytická chemie. Praha, 2010.
  • Volka, K., Tkadlecová, M., Záruba, K. Příklady z analytické chemie pro bakaláře. VŠCHT Praha, 2010.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): - (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter