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A Practical Introduction to Analytical Chemistry CHEM 5000

Chemistry Course

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International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​Provides a practical introduction to common instrumental techniques used in the field of analytical chemistry. Chromatographic techniques introduced include gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ion chromatography (IC). Spectroscopic techniques introduced include infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy, ultraviolet (UV) absorption spectroscopy and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Mass spectrometric techniques introduced include gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), liquid chromatography-triple quad mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and inductively coupled plasma-triple quad mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS). Hands-on laboratory exercises will demonstrate the fundamental principles and routine applications of these analytical techniques.


  • Completion of post-secondary general chemistry. Preferred to have knowledge of organic chem as well.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognise common analytical chemistry instruments.
  • Distinguish chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Describe the main principles of the following analytical techniques:
    • Gas chromatography.
    • High performance liquid chromatography.
  • Hybrid chromatographic techniques:
    • Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
    • Liguid chromatography -mass spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Atomic Absorption spectroscopy
  • Molecular spectroscopy including:
    • Infrared absorption spectroscopy.
    • Ultraviolet/Visible absorption spectroscopy.
    • Fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in qualitative and quantitative instrumental analysis.

Effective as of Fall 2006


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