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CH20218: Analytical chemistry for natural scientists

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH10137 or take CH10138
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the theoretical basis of analytical chemistry and recent developments in analytical techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Understand the theoretical basis of analytical techniques including the different types of chromatography.
2. Be aware of current developments in the field of analytical chemistry.
3. Apply this knowledge to the solution of problems relating to qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Numeracy (F), Problem solving (F, T, A), Independent working (F).


* An introduction to separation science.
* Introduction to sample preparation techniques (including solid phase extraction, solid phase micro-extraction, accelerated solvent extraction and derivatisation).
* Principles of solid phase extraction.
* Application of solid-phase extraction in environmental, forensic and pharmaceutical science.
* Theory of chromatography (including plate and rate theory, band broadening, peak asymmetry and separation efficiency).
* Principles of gas and liquid chromatography (factors affecting separation of analytes, types of stationary and mobile phases and detectors).
* Advances in chromatographic techniques: fast chromatography, multidimensional chromatography and chiral chromatography.
* Applications of chromatographic techniques in environmental, forensic and pharmaceutical science.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH20218 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.