Course title
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry


Course description
This course introduces foundations of analytical chemistry at the undergraduate level. In this class, you will learn conventional, optical and electrochemical methods of chemical analysis. Basics of data acquisition and treatment will also be taught.
Purpose of class
The aim of this course is to help students understand basic methods for gathering qualitative and quantitative information about the composition of the matter and how those methods can be used to solve analytical problems in chemistry. Students will obtain detailed knowledge of instrumental techniques used in chemistry field and acquire skills to apply the knowledge to real problems related to chemical analysis.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. The students will become familiar with methods used for chemical analysis.
2. The students will become familiar with basic optical and electronic components used in chemical instrumentation.
3. The students will understand principles of data acquisition and analysis.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental
Read Chapters 1 90分
2. Calculations used in Analytical Chemistry.
Errors in chemical analysis.
Read Chapters 4, 5,6 100分
Quiz #1 90分
3. Statistical data treatment and evaluation.
Sampling, standardization, and calibration.
Read Chapters 7, 8 100分
Quiz #2 90分
4. Aqueous solutions and chemical equilibria. Read Chapter 9 100分
Quiz #3 90分
5. Classical methods of analysis. Read Chapters 13,15 100分
Quiz #4 90分
6. Separation techniques. Gas chromatography. Liquid chromatography. Read Chapters 31, 32, 33 100分
Quiz #5 90分
7. Exam #1 Review material for exam #1 300分
8. Introduction to electrochemistry. Standard electrode potentials. Read Chapters 18, 19 100分
Quiz #6 90分
9. Electrolysis. Voltammetry. Read Chapters 22, 23 100分
Quiz #7 90分
10. Introduction to spectrochemical methods. Read Chapters 6 100分
Quiz #8 90分
11. Introduction to optical and electrical components. Read Chapters 7 100分
Quiz #9 90分
12. Molecular absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. Read Chapters 13,14,15 100分
Quiz #10 90分
13. Atomic spectroscopy. Mass spectrometry. Read Chapter 20,9 100分
Quiz #11 90分
14. Exam #2 Review material for exam #2 300分
Total. - - 2780分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exam 1 Exam 2 Quizzes Total.
1. 12% 9% 11% 32%
2. 10% 12% 11% 33%
3. 12% 12% 11% 35%
Total. 34% 33% 33% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Exam #1 will contribute 34% to your grade.
Exam #2 will contribute 33% to your grade.
Quizzes will contribute 33% to your grade.
Students need at least 60% of the full score to pass this course.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
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Textbooks and reference materials
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 9th Edition by Douglas A. Skoog, Cengage Learning 2013

Supporting textbook
Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th Edition by Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler , et al. Cengage Learning 2007
Students enrolling this class should have knowledge and understanding of topics taught in Basic Chemistry, General Chemistry A class.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Masahiko Tachibana: tatibana[at]
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Izabela Rzeznicka: izabela[at]
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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