Analytical chemistry is the branch of chemistry that explores what the chemical and biochemical world around us is made of, splitting substances apart to examine their constituent components. This makes it a very practical branch of chemistry with many important uses in fields as diverse as medicine, industry, astronomy, and police investigations. It is also what makes it such an exciting and enjoyable subject to study!
Analytical chemists use a range of methodologies to separate, identify and determine the relative quantity of components with the aim of establishing the make-up of a chemical substance. Having gone through an overview of the background of the subject in tutorial 1, the subsequent tutorials will focus on these methodologies, exploring their theoretical basis as well as how they are carried out in the real world, and what machinery is typically used in the laboratory. We will cover a range of methodologies such as chromatography, microscopy, spectroscopy, and electrochemical analysis, all of which are fundamental to the modern analytical chemist.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. The course is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand the fundamental concepts of Analytical Chemistry
- To gain an insight into the key methodologies used
- To understand the uses of Analytical Chemistry in the present day
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Understand when different analytical techniques might be used
- Discuss applications of Analytical Chemistry in the present day
- Understand how theory can be put into practice