The aim of this Analytical Chemistry course is to prepare students for laboratory work. Learning how to employ techniques like gravimetric or volumetric analysis requires students to become proficient in the handling of the basic materials any analyst needs to know how to use. A good knowledge of General Chemistry is fundamental to understanding the principles behind analytical methods. The knowledge that students acquire is useful for the kind of laboratory work demanded by many different areas of science and research. The questions that Analytical Chemists are most frequently called on to answer are: “What are the components of the sample in question?” (Qualitative analysis) and “How much of each analyte is present in the sample?”, (Quantitative analysis). The “workbench” methods and procedures that an Analytical Chemist uses may be classical and traditional but they are also extremely contemporary, as they form part of the official methods used for analysis. Instrumental chemical analysis does not substitute classical Analytical Chemistry, but integrates it, to speed up procedures and increase their sensitivity.
13. Mohr method
14. Vohlard method