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Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry

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Course Unit Code617-2004/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
PRA37prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D.
The subject is focused on giving lessons of classical and instrumental analytical methods, which are used in current laboratories.
Teaching is conducted in a form of lectures and laboratory exercises (for 2nd year. of study Bc. TZP).
Teaching is conducted in a form of lectures, computing and laboratory exercises (for USP, 1st year of study NMgr. TPE).
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
6172004/01 (for 2nd year. of study Bc. TZP)
The aim of the subject is to make students acquainted with fundamentals of classical and instrumental analysis. Students will be able to understand theoretical principals of analytical methods and apply them in practice.

Acquired knowledge:
The ability to understand the theoretical principles of analytical methods,
The ability to orient oneself in specialized literature,
The ability to apply these methods in practice.

6172004/02 (for USP, 1st year of study NMgr. TPE)
• To acquaint students with the basics of classical and instrumental analysis. Theoretically discussed analytical methods are selected so that listeners introduced analytical methods used in current practice.
• knowledge acquired to practice on lab reports.
• Provide the summary about common analytical practice in different industries
• Learning how to interpret analytical data from a user's perspective

Acquired knowledge
• Ability to understand the theoretical principles of analytical methods
• Ability to understand technical literature
• The ability to apply these methods in practice
Course Contents
1. Utilization and division of analytical chemistry, basic units, statistical treatment of analytical data.
2. Selection and characteristics of analytical methods. Sampling, pre-treatment of samples.
3. Volumetric analysis. Acid-base titration.
4. Complexometric titration, oxidation-reduction titration.
5. Precipitation titration and gravimetry.
6. Models of atom, spectral analysis, atomic emission spectrometry.
7. X-ray spectra, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.
8. Molecular spectra, UV-VIS absorption spectrometry.
9. Vibration of molecules, infrared spectra.
10. Electrochemical potential, electrodes, potentiometry.
11. Electrolysis, polarography.
12. Conductivity, conductometry.
13. Separation principles, gas and liquid chromatography.
14. Migration of ions in electric field, capillary isotachophoresis and electrophoresis.

Laboratory exercises
• Basic analytical operations
• Calibration of volumetric vessels
• Manganometric determination of iron in ore
• Alkalimetric determination of molar concentration of phosphoric acid
• Gravimetric determination of loss of limestone
• Alkalimetric determination of carbonate content in limestone
• Chelatometric determination of calcium and magnesisum
• Argentometric determination of chloride
• Mercurymetric determination of chloride
• Gravimetric determination of iron
• Iodometric determination of iodate
• Gravimetric determination of nickel
• Chelatometric determination of bismuth and lead
• Polarographic study (determination of cadmium, nickel and zinc)
• Spectrophotometric study (determination of manganem and chromium in the VIS region)
• Potenciometric determination of pH
• Potenciometric determination of chromium and vanadium in steel
• Determination of chloride by ion selective electrode
• Determination of cadmium and lead by atomic absorption spectrometry
• Conductometric determination of specific electrolytic conductivity of water
• Validation of a method for determination of chromium in water by VIS spectrophotometry
• Determination of elements in coal by X-ray fluorescence analysis
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
[1] G. D. Christian, Analytical Chemistry (5 th Ed.). New York ,
Wiley, 1994, 812 s.
[2]D. Kealay, P.J: Haines, Analytical Chemistry. Oxford, BIOS Scientific Publishers, 2002, 342 s.
[3]J. Kenkel, Analytical Chemistry for Technicians (4th Ed.). Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2014, 507 s.
1. Klika Z., Praus P., Analytická chemie I. Skriptum, Ostrava, VŠB-TUO, 2002, 172 s.
2. Praus P., Plachá D., Vybrané kapitoly z instrumentální analýzy. Studijní opora, VSB-TUO, 2008, 206 s.
3. Praus P., Vontorová J.: Analytická chemie II. VŠB-TUO, Ostrava 2015, 158 s.
Recommended Reading:
[1] Holbecher Z., Chráček J. a kol.: Analytická chemie. SNTL/ALFA, Praha/ Bratislava, 1987, 664 s.
[2] Tomík B., Poljak B., Jirkovský R.: Analytická chemie pro hutníky. SNTL/ALFA, Praha/Bratislava, 1988, 264 s.
1. Sommer L. a kol., Základy analytické chemie I. Skriptum, Brno, VUTIUM, 1998, 199 s.
2. Sommer L. a kol., Základy analytické chemie II. Skriptum, Brno, VUTIUM, 2000, 347 s.
3. Holzbecher Z., Churáček J. a kol., Analytická chemie. Praha, SNTL, 1987, 664 s
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined