Chemistry (CHEM) 313

Analytical Chemistry II (Revision 2)

CHEM 313

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with a multi-day compulsory supervised lab

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Credits: 3

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: CHEM311: Analytical Chemistry I or an equivalent course from another institution.

Precluded Course: None

Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology

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Overview

Chemistry 313: Analytical Chemistry II is the second of two three-credit courses designed to give students a thorough grounding in the principles of analytical chemistry at the undergraduate level. Together, CHEM 311 and CHEM 313 are equivalent to an eight-month, two-semester course at a traditional university.

The topics covered in the course include electrodes, potentiometry, and electroanalytical techniques; the fundamentals and applications of spectrophotometry; atomic and mass spectrometry theory and applications; the theory of chromatography and the common gas and liquid chromatography methods; and important aspects of sampling and sample preparation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to

  • demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of potentiometric methods, electroanalytical methods, spectrophotometry, atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and analytical separations.
  • analyze chemical samples using potentiometric methods, electroanalytical methods, spectrophotometry, atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and analytical separations.
  • perform calculations and solve problems that pertain to potentiometric methods and electroanalytical methods, spectrophotometry, atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and analytical separations.
  • demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of sampling and sample preparation.

Outline

CHEM 313 comprises the following twelve units:

  • Unit 11: Electrochemistry Review
  • Unit 12: Electrodes and Potentiometry
  • Unit 13: Electroanalytical Techniques
  • Unit 14: Fundamentals and Applications of Spectrophotometry
  • Unit 15: Spectrophotometers
  • Unit 16: Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Unit 17: Mass Spectroscopy
  • Unit 18: Analytical Separations—Introduction
  • Unit 19: Gas Chromatography
  • Unit 20: Liquid Chromatography
  • Unit 21: Chromatographic Methods and Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Unit 22: Sample Preparation

Evaluation

To receive credit for CHEM 313, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least a D (50 percent). You must achieve a combined average of 50 percent on the exams, a weighted average grade of at least 60 percent on the assignments, and a weighted average grade of at least 60 percent on the laboratory work. The weighting of the components that comprise the composite grade is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 3%
Assignment 2 3%
Midterm Examination 25%
Assignment 3 4%
Final Examination 35%
Laboratory Work 30%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbooks

Harris, D. C. (2016). Quantitative Chemical Analysis (9th ed.). W. H. Freeman and Company.

Harris, D. C. (2016). Solutions Manual for Quantitative Chemical Analysis (9th ed.). W. H. Freeman and Company.

Special Instructional Features

CHEM 313 has a compulsory laboratory component. A laboratory manual will be provided prior to beginning the lab component. For more information, please visit science.athabascau.ca.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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Opened in Revision 2, April 15, 2020.