Analytical Chemistry Interactive

Course Synopsis

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.


What’s Included?

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.





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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


All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

What is Analytical Chemistry?

1 - 1.5 hours

Tutorial 1 will begin with a definition of analytical chemistry before moving on to take a look at its historical development, from its very first uses up to the present day. It will then move on to explore quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the important differences between the two.

Tutorial 2

Instrumental Techniques I

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will focus on three fundamental techniques of analytical chemistry: spectroscopy, thermochemical, and electrochemical analysis. It will discuss the physical components of the instrumentation, how they work, and the scientific principles that underpin their workings.

Tutorial 3

Instrumental Techniques II

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will explore the techniques used to separate substances into their component parts, such as chromatography. As in the previous tutorial, the physical components of the instrumentation will be discussed in addition to the theoretical science behind them.

Tutorial 4

Microscopy and Hybridisation

1 - 1.5 hours

Our last tutorial will finish with a look at our final method, microscopy, before concluding with a brief discussion of the modern 'hybrid' techniques that have been developed to make analysis as accurate and precise as possible in the 21st century.

What’s Included?

All courses contain the following elements:

Interactive Tutorials
Online Quizzes
Access to the discussion forum
Access to all course resources
Certificate of completion

Key Details

Course Pre-Requisites Advanced/fluent level of English
Enthusiasm for chemistry and other sciences
AS -level chemistry or equivalent is recommended
Course Level Students who are applying/thinking of applying to university
This course is an area-specific course, designed to expand your scientific and chemical knowledge
Difficulty level: Hard
Fees £29.99
Workload 4-6 hours

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