Module Identifier EA22110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Bill Perkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Bill Perkins  
Pre-Requisite EA11610  
Course delivery Lecture   7 Hours 7 x 1 hour  
  Practical   18 Hours 6 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Practical Reports x 6 following each of the practicals  60%
Semester Assessment Group Project Written Report  25%
Semester Assessment Group Project Oral Presentation  15%
Supplementary Exam Laboratory Exercise to be retaken when next offered  60%

Learning outcomes

1. At the end of this module the student will:
be able to evaluate the chemical principles behind instrumental analysis methods;

2. be able to select an appropriate analytical instrument for a given analytical task, use the instrument safely and will be able to evaluate the limitations of the method;

3. be aware of regulations and legislation on chemical safety;

4. be able to produce laboratory reports based on a variety of chemical techniques;

5. be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations on scientific results;

6. work as a group

Brief description

This module will provide training in the principles and methods of chemical analysis of natural materials. The module is practically-based and the assessment reflects this. The module will introduce the theory behind instrumental methods of chemical analysis and practical training in the application of these principles.


This module aims to provide training in the laboratory techniques used to determine the chemical composition of natural materials. The module aims to provide a thorough training in theory behind a range of instrumental chemical analysis methods. These will concentrate on inorganic methods. The module will be strongly practically based (which is reflected in the assessment) and will emphasise laboratory safety throughout.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Vogel, A (1969) Quantitative inorganic analysis Longman, London


This module is at CQFW Level 5