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Instrumentation for Analytical Chemistry, 15 Credits

The course is discontinued from 2021-08-09

Swedish name: Analytisk kemisk instrumentering

This syllabus is valid: 2011-09-19 and until further notice

Course code: 5KE084

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Chemistry: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

Grading scale: TH teknisk betygsskala

Responsible department: Department of Chemistry

Revised by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2021-08-09


The course commences with a basic theoretical module covering fundamental electronics and instrumental optics. Then the construction and function of typical instruments in the analytical laboratory is considered. Attention is focused on identifying instrumental errors which impair performance and how to counteract disturbances in analytical measurement systems. Practical experience will be provided illustrating the use of modern electronic equipment for locating malfunctions in analytical instruments.
In the second part of the course, simple instruments will be constructed, putting theory into practice, involving the coupling of various sensors and instrument components, to construct purpose-built measurement units. Instruments based on general computer-driven measurement systems will be used for both signal acquisition and processing in certain experiments. Finally, a simple laboratory robot will be constructed.

Required Knowledge

Analytical Chemistry (15 ECTS, 5KE082/5KE081), 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.


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