Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit is a third year University Level Chemistry unit, designed for students who have completed two years of chemistry. The standard of chemistry is suited for students intending to major in the chemical sciences. The unit is designed to further develop knowledge of analytical chemistry with an emphasis on methods of sample preparation, the understanding and application of NMR, Mass Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry and Surface Analytical Techniques. Recent developments in Chromatographic methods will also be reviewed.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Select the best method of sample preparation required for a particular analytical technique.
2. Apply NMR and Mass Spectroscopy to identify molecular structures from their spectra.
3. Develop detailed knowledge of Electrochemistry and its various technical applications.
4. Recognise recent developments in Chromatographic methods.
5. Develop detailed knowledge of surface analytical techniques such as X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, and apply these techniques for measuring the outer few nanometres of a material’s surface.