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Analytical Chemistry A Laboratory

General data

Course ID: 1200-1CHANALAL3 Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Analytical Chemistry A Laboratory Name in Polish: Chemia analityczna A - laboratorium
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego dla studentów 3-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 4.00
Language: (unknown)
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Identification of cations and anions. Equilibrium of chemical reactions: acid-base, precipitation, reduction and oxidation, complex formation. Equilibrium constant. Recommended courses – Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry.


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

The aim of laboratory is to present classic methods of quantitative analysis applied in practice in many laboratories among other connected with environmental protection. Individually performed titrations based on: acid-base, precipitation, reduction and oxidation, complex formation reactions. The manual experience acquired is essential in laboratory work for every chemist.

Laboratory is accurately connected with laboratory „ Introduction to Instrumental Analysis” performed during IV semester.

Full description:

All students have to perform preliminary exercises:

• Bases of laboratory technique: reliable measurement of liquide volume, heating of solutions, precipitation, filtering and precipitate washing and ignition, titration technique, forms of laboratory notebook.

• Calibration of volumetric glassware: flask and pipet

• Manipulation associated with weighting - weighting of Na2CO3

Students implementing level A have to perform the following exercises:

• Preparation of 0.2 mol/l HCl and its standardization using weighted Na2CO3. Determination of NaOH.

• pH-metric titrimetric determination of CO3 2- i HCO3- using standard HCl solution. Calculation of CO3 2- i HCO3- content using titration curves.

• Preparation of 0.05 mol/l AgNO3 solution using dried salt. Titration of Cl- ions by Mohr method.

• Preparation of 0.05 mol/l EDTA solution and its standardization using ZnO. Volumetric determination of the mixture of Ca and Mg ion.


1. Analytical prescriptions

2. A. Cygański „ Chemiczne metody analizy ilościowej”, WNT, 1992.

3. A. Cygański „ Metody elektroanalityczne”, WNT, 1991.

4. J. Minczewski, Z. Marczenko „Chemia Analityczna”, PWN, 1985.

5. A. Hulanicki „ Reakcje kwasów i zasad w chemii analitycznej”, PWN, 1979.

6. Lecture “Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry”

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge: Student will know:

• fundamental components of matter and properties of chemical elements,

• fundamental chemical principles and nomenclature, notation of course of chemical reactions and essential mathematical concepts,

• fundaments of analytical chemistry in the fields of quantitative analysis and inorganic chemistry,

• fundamental rules of occupational safety and health enough to laboratory work practice,

• ethic rules and standards connected with scientific and educational activities.

Competences: student will be able to apply:

• chemical laws in selected chemical problems,

• differential calculus methods to solve chemical problems,

and will be able:

• to carry out quantitative analysis of inorganic substances,

• to design and carry out experiments and their critical evaluation,

• to obey ethic rules and standards connected with scientific and educational activities.

Social competences: Student will behave professionally, respect ethic rules, develop professional and individual competences, and will be able to responsibly operate in a team.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Final grade consists of:

- theoretical part (four short tests allowing the performance of laboratory exercises),

- practical part (obtained results of determinations)

Practical placement:

Does not concern

Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (past)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Lab, 45 hours more information
Coordinators: Joanna Kowalska
Group instructors: Ewa Biaduń, Alicja Drwal, Krzysztof Drwal, Agata Kowalczyk, Joanna Kowalska, Iwona Rutkowska, Monika Sadowska, Elżbieta Wagner-Czauderna
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Examination: Grading
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