CHEMY304-21B (HAM)

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This 15 point paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including ICP-MS, quality assurance, quality control, LCMS, CHN analyses, Mossbauer spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and six three-hour laboratory sessions. Content will be assessed by two assignments, experimental design, laboratory report, practical lab test and final exam.

Important note for international students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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, Electron Spin Resonance and Raman spectroscopy
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  • Have familiarity with LCMS instrumentation
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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 (15% each), a laboratory component including a practical component and a lab report (40%) and a final test (30%).
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
15
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  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
3. Experimental design
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Laboratory Report
25
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5. Laboratory Practical
10
  • In Class: In Lab
6. Exam
30
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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Recommended Readings

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The library has a list of required and recommended readings for this paper; this includes links to electronic versions of the text if they are available. The lists can be found at the following link: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/reading-lists/students
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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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