Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Module code: CH3206

In this module, you will learn the fundamental principles underlying many modern analytical techniques and discover their real-world applications in areas such as sensors, energy storage, catalysis, engineering materials, extraction of natural resources and nanoscience. A strong theme is the analysis of surfaces and by surfaces, since interfaces between solids, liquids and gases are ubiquitous in the natural world and are central to many modern technologies.

You will identify key aspects of the structure, composition and dynamics of interfaces. This will involve gaining a detailed understanding of a range of electrochemical, imaging, spectroscopic and other physical techniques. These will then be applied to characterise adsorption, deposition/dissolution and other surface chemical processes that underlie analytical measurements of metals, polymers, biomolecules, surfactants and other species of interest. 

Learning

  • 33 hours of lectures
  • 117 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (25%)
  • Exam, 2 ½ hours (75%)