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Course unit
SCL1001432, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IF0320, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge VALERIO DI MARCO CHIM/01
Other lecturers DENIS BADOCCO CHIM/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 2.0 32 18.0 2
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 a.a.2017/18 20/01/2017 30/11/2018 DI MARCO VALERIO (Presidente)
BADOCCO DENIS (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: general chemistry, basics in solution chemistry, basics in thermodynamics
Target skills and knowledge: - solution equilibria in aqueous media, calculation of the equilibrium concentrations in solution
- basics on the chemical quantitative analytical methods
- classical analytical methods: titrations
- principles of instrumental analytical chemistry, and some spectroscopic, chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods
- principles of statistics applied to anaytical chemistry (chemiometry).
Examination methods: There is a written exam. The final mark can be modified (maximum +2 or -2) by the quality of the laboratory activity and of the written reports of this activity.
Assessment criteria: - mark of the written exam
- reports of the laboratory activity
- laboratory activity
Course unit contents: Theoretical lessons.
Solution equilibria: acid-base, complexometric, precipitation, redox. Competitive equilibria. Distribution diagrams. Environmental applications. Objectives and methods of quantitative analytical chemistry. Titrations (acid-base, complexometric, precipitation, redox). Equivalence point, colorimetric indication and potentiometric (by electrode) indication. Electrodes. Principles of spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, ICP. Principles of chromatography, van Deemter equation, ionic chromatography. Mass spectrometry. Instrumental calibration. Mean, standard deviation, confidence interval and degree, Student and gaussian distribution. Significant digits. Error propagation. Mean squares method.

Laboratory activity
Acid-base, complexometric and iodometric titrations. Spectroscopic analyses (UV-vis, ICP). Ionic chromatographic analyses.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There will be theoretical lessons and experimental activities. The former represent the theoretical basis for the latter.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Textbook: V. Di Marco, P. Pastore, G.G. Bombi, Chimica Analitica, ed. Edises, 2015
- Exercises and written handouts given by the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • V. Di Marco, Pastore P., Bombi, G.G., Chimica analitica: trattazione algebrica e grafica degli equilibri chimici in soluzione acquosa. Napoli: EdiSES, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo