CHEMY304-19B (HAM)

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including ICP-MS, quality assurance, quality control, statistical analysis, CHN analyses, Mossbauer spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Content will be assessed by two assignments, a laboratory report and a final exam.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe good sample collection techniques
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  • Identify and explain how to minimise errors that can arise during sample analysis
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  • Discuss quality assurance and quality control
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  • Detail the functioning of an ICP-MS
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  • Describe other analytical techniques, such as Mossbauer and Raman spectroscopy
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  • Understand statistical equations and use them to solve problems
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  • Carry out an analytical chemistry project and write a robust and defensible report on the outcome using a journal article format
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  • Assess the quality of an extraction procedure and instrumental procedure
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  • Collate and interpret analytical data
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Assessment

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The assessment for the paper is based on two assignments (10% each), a laboratory report (30%) and a final examination (50%).
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
8 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
2. Assignment 2
4 Oct 2019
4:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Laboratory Report
14 Oct 2019
4:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
4. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Skoog, West, Holler & Crouch; Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th edition.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture material, problem sets with answers etc. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions. All lectures are recorded via Panopto and are available through Moodle.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to regularly check the site and your appropriate e-mail account. Instructions provided on Moodle and during lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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150 hours is required for this 15 point paper.

Formal contact hours: 24 lectures, up to 12 hours of tutorials, 15 hours of laboratory sessions.

Personal study: 3 hours per lecture minimum during the semester for reviewing lecture materials and the recommended reading. 14 hours for completion of the laboratory report.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: CHEMY204 or CHEM211 and CHEM213

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CHEM303, CHEM311, CHEM313

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