TAC333 - Techniques in Analytical Chemistry

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Subject Title
Techniques in Analytical Chemistry

Subject Description
This is a one-semester, laboratory oriented subject, intended to introduce students to selected techniques of chemical analysis that are widely used in the industry:

  • UV-Vis spectrophotometry
  • Classical column chromatography (normal phase)
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (reversed phase)
  • Gas Chromatography
The theoretical lectures provide a basic understanding of the analytical procedures. The laboratory classes provide hands-on training for the analytical techniques presented in the theoretical course, and familiarize the student with the application of the respective techniques in a regulated industrial environment. To accomplish the above, the students must be able to combine their prior knowledge of chemistry and mathematics with the new terms and concepts taught in this course.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Chemical Laboratory Technology (Pharmaceutical) diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

  1. Speak and write freely, using the basic terminology of analytical chemistry and particularly of chromatography, in practical situations that are specific to the respective fields.
  2. Make rational adjustments to the experimental conditions of each analytical procedure, interpret results and troubleshoot common unexpected situations, based on understanding the underlying processes.
  3. Pack and use a classical chromatographic column for preparative chromatographic applications.
  4. Set-up high pressure liquid chromatographic (HPLC) and gas chromatographic (GC) instrumentation, prepare and run samples for HPLC and GC, analyze and report quantitative data using automated software.
  5. Determine the identity of an analyte in a sample using the HPLC or GC technique.
  6. Operate Agilent chromatographic instruments under ChemStation software.
  7. Manipulate chromatographic data for external and internal standard analysis.
  8. Assess the quality of a chromatographic separation in terms of resolution and plate count parameters.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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