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Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Code 8644
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements not applicable
Mode of delivery Lectures
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes The Instrumental Analysis Methods course aims to provide general basic knowledge of the instrumental techniques of analysis usually used in chemical analysis laboratories, namely, the UV-Vis molecular spectrophotometry, atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, electroanalytical and chromatographic methods.
At the end of this course the students should be able to:
-know the basic principles of the equipment operation and know to use properly some of the most used in chemical analysis laboratories.
- assess the benefits and limitations of different instrumental methods
- select an appropriate instrumental method to solve a particular problem in a case study, based on theoretical knowledge and using scientific literature as a resource.
- interpret, explain and express accurately the analytical results.
- be familiar with the analytical methods validation procedures.

Syllabus 1-Introduction to instrumental methods of analysis
1.1- Fundamental concepts and methodologies in instrumental analysis
1.2- Calibration techniques
1.3- Basic concepts of analytical methods validation. Quality parameters of an analytical method.
2- Spectroscopic methods
2.1- UV-Vis molecular absorption spectrophotometry
2.2- Flame and electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy
2.3- Flame atomic emission spectroscopy and ICP
3- Chromatographic methods
3.1- Introduction
3.2- High-performance liquid chromatography
3.3- Gas chromatography
4- Electranalytical methods
4.1- Introduction to electroanalytical methods
4.2- Potentiometric methods
4.3- Voltammetric methods
Main Bibliography D. Harris (2008). Analise química quantitativa, 7ª edição, LTC.
D.A. Skoog, D. West, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crounch (2000). Analytical Chemistry. An Introduction, 7th edition, Thomson Learning.
M. L. S. Gonçalves (2001). Métodos instrumentais para análise de soluções: análise quantitativa, 4ª edição, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching in this course will be structured in three types of lectures theoretical, theoretical-practical and laboratory practices. In the theoretical lectures, which will be taught with the help of audiovisual equipments, will be given an overview of the technique studied, with particular focus on the most important concepts to understand them. In the theoretical-practical lectures the theoretical fundaments will be applied in problem-solving exercises. Throughout the semester will take place laboratory practices that will reinforce the material covered during lectures.
Students are asked to develop case study project,

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-15

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