CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

CHE2CAN

2020

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) or (CHE1CHF or CHE1APL)

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. Explain the chemical principles that underlie chemical analytical methods.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practice problems from text. Questions in the workshops probes understanding of functional group chemistry and physio- chemical properties.

02. Select appropriate analytical techniques for real-world applications from a knowledge of the major strengths and weaknesses of various analytical techniques.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practice problems from text and online. Students construct logical arguments based on their knowledge of chemistry and the various analytical methods.

03. Interpret the output from spectroscopic methods to determine or predict chemical structure and complex chemical interactions.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, practice problems from text and online. Sstudents use knowledge of spectroscopy to identify major structural features in molecules.

04. Recognise and assess the limitations and possible errors associated with various analysis techniques through the interpretation of numerical results.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, practice problems from text and online.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activities Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities (1,500-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Video presentation - 2 minutes (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 27 - 31
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activities Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities (1,500-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Video presentation - 2 minutes (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04