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Analytical Chemistry

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2016

About course

The aim of the course is to give the student a solid fundament in analytical chemistry, focusing mainly on classical but still widely used wet chemical methods, combined with an overview of the instrumental techniques used in contemporary chemical analysis to prepare for further studies. Following an intro¬duction to analytical chemistry from a historical and philosophical viewpoint, the fundamentals of the analytical process are discussed with focus on isolation, detection, quantitation and identification of solutes. The importance of docu¬mentation is stressed, in particular workflows for establisment of reliable analytical protocols, proper logging and evaluation of experiments, etc. The sampling process is given a central role, specifically addressing ways to ascertain representativity, homogeneity and integrity for samples taken from matrixes of different physical states. Proper sample size and estimation/propagation of errors are discussed, as are calibration and standards, along with sources of interference and ways of handling these in analytical measurements. Statistical treatment of experimental errors is taught, with focus on ways of quality assuring measurements. Among the classical methods treated in the course are gravimetry, combustion methods, and titrations (acid-base, redox, complexometric, and non-aqueous). Fundamentals of electrochemical methods are dealt with, focusing on potentiometry (ion selective electrodes including pH), coulometry/ampero¬metry, and voltammetry. Included are also fundamentals and applications of atomic and molecular spectrometry, an introduction to chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques, and radiochemical methods. Tuition is given as lectures, problem solving classes, and tutorials. Laboratory exercises follow the curriculum and include setting up and running some classical analysis methods according to standard procedures, as well as training in basic electrochemical, spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Analytical Chemistry, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 29 August 2016

Ends

Lectures end on week starting 4 November 2016

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application code

UMU-F5601

Application

The application period is closed.

Required Knowledge

Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 hp, 5KE016) or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750
For more details, visit University Admissions

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 29 August 2016

Ends

Lectures end on week starting 4 November 2016

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application deadline

15 April 2016

Application code

UMU-56020

Application

Intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July. Online application service not available. If you are interested in applying for this course or programme, please use the contact form to the right to contact the department.

Required Knowledge

Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 hp, 5KE016) or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750
For more details, visit University Admissions

Contact us

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