Instrumental Analysis is a science and an art! An unknown compound could be analyzed by more than one technique, simply because that chemical may have different properties. Instrumental Analysis Lab is considered as an advanced lab; the PCE students have to prepare the needed standards and reagents by themselves. The lab was designed with the following in mind:
- Preparation of the solutions and reagents needed for the analysis
- Direct operation of the different instruments commonly used in analysis
- Overcoming simple analysis problems like those related to nature of the sample to be examined
Syllabus: Introduction to instrumental analysis, signals and noise, components of optical instruments, an introduction to ultraviolet- visible molecular spectrometry, applications of ultraviolet- visible molecular spectrometry, molecular luminescence spectrometry, an introduction to electroanalytical chemistry, potentiometry, an introduction to chromatographic separations, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, thermal methods.