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Chemistry 211: Introduction to Chemical Analysis

Course Level: 
Second Year
Academic Year: 

Text: David Harvey - Analytical Chemistry 2.0, available online for free:

Objective: The purpose of this course to introduce the student to fundamental concepts of analytical chemistry, with particular emphasis on solution chemistry as it relates to qualitative and quantitative analysis. Course topics include basic statistics, calibration and data analysis, equilibrium chemistry, UV-visible spectrophotometry and instrumentation, fundamentals of potentiometry and ion-selective electrodes, and extractions, liquid chromatography and other fundamentals of separation science.

Lecture Material

Introduction, Statistics, Regression Analysis and Quality Control

Infrared and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry

Solution Equilibria; Acids and Bases; Titrations

EDTA Titrations; Complex Equilibria

Electrochemistry; Potentiometry; Ion-Selective Electrodes

Analytical Separations; Gas and Liquid Chromatography

Textbook Chapters

0, 1, 3, 4, 5

17, 18, 19

7, 8, 9, 10,


13, 14, 15, 16

22, 23, 24