CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

CHE2CAN

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to some advanced methods of chemical analysis that are commonly used in pharmaceutical and other applications. These include quantitative and qualitative classical and electrochemical methods, as well as some advanced applications of spectroscopy and chromatography. Detailed consideration is given to the limitations, interferences and problems that can be associated with the various analytical techniques. The principles underlying the treatment and preparation of samples are introduced. The focus is on applications to pharmaceutical analysis applications.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE1C1A or CHE1C1B

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQuantitative chemical analysisRecommendedHarris, DC 20036TH EDN, FREEMAN.
ReadingsSpectrometric Identification of Organic ChemistryRecommendedSilverstein, RM and Webster, FX 2005JOHN WILEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical principles that underlie chemical analytical methods by explaining how a particular compound or mixture might be analysed. This might include explanation extraction and other chemical steps or processes that rely on the physio-chemical properties of the analyte material.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practice problems from text. Assessed in exam, and workshop reports. Most of the questions on the exam and in the workshops probes understanding of functional group chemistry and physio-chemical properties and asks to either assess an analytical method for suitability, or suggest a suitable analysis strategy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the major strengths and weaknesses of various analytical techniques by arguing, in written form, the most appropriate way forward for a particular analysis situation.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practice problems from text and online. Assessed in tests, exam and workshop reports. Students are required to construct logical arguments based on their knowledge of chemistry and the various analytical methods.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

03. Predict or determine chemical structure and complex chemical interactions by interpreting the output from a combination of spectroscopic methods.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, practice problems from text and online. Assessed in exam and workshop reports. Here students use knowledge of spectroscopy to identify major structural features in molecules.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

04. Recognise and assess the limitations and possible errors that are associated with various analysis techniques through the interpretation of numerical results. This will include some basic numerical calculations and application of statistical methods.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, practice problems from text and online. Assessed in exam and workshop reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activities Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop reports and questions (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L4, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 28 - 32
One 48.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of blended lectures, tutorials and online learning activities in teh teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop reports and questions (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L4, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 28 - 32
One 48.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 28 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of blended lectures, tutorials and online learning activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop reports and questions (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 37 - 41
One 48.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of blended lectures, tutorials and online learning activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop reports and questions (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04