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

Prerequisites: CHM273 and MTH273
Co-requisite: EAC149

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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