Analytical Chemistry

NAME OF THE COURSE Analytical Chemistry



Year of study


Course teacher

Assoc Prof Ante Prkić

Credits (ECTS)


Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)






Status of the course


Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %


Course objectives

Acquiring basic basic theoretical knowledge of analytical chemistry, the role and application of analytical chemistry in various fields

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Exercises in Analytical Chemistry

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After completing the course, the student will will be able to
- Define the concept of analytical chemistry
- Differentiate between the concepts of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis
- Understand the concept of quantitative chemical reactions
- Understand the concept of gravimetric and volumetric determination
- Understand the precipitation, neutralization, complexometric and redox titrations
- Solving numerical problems from a qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

First week : Description and review of curriculum. Definitions of analytical chemistry. Division of Analytical Chemistry. The concept of the analytical signal. Seminar: Solving numerical problems from theoretical lecture
Second week : The concept and definition of chemical analysis - qualitative and quantitative. Seminar: Solving numerical problems; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium in analytical chemistry..
3rd week : Qualitative chemical analysis. The concept and definition of acids and bases. Consideration of acid-base balance. Seminar: Solving problems
.4th week : The concept and definition of complex ions., complexometric equilibrium . Seminar: Solving problems
5th week : The concept and definition of electrochemical reactions. Consideration of electrochemical equilibrium. Seminar: Solving problems
6th week: The concept and definition of heterogeneous equilibrium. process of dissolution and precipitation. Seminar: Solving problemsl
7th week .Recapitulation of theoretical and seminars lecture I partial exam .theoretical lecture and seminars
8th week . Quantitative chemical analysis. The concept and definition of gravimetric determination. Seminar: Solving problems,
9th week . optimization of precipitationcondition. Seminar: Solving problems.
10th week : The concept and definition of standards and standard solutions - primary and secondary. The concept and definition of the volumetric determination; Seminar: Solving problems.
11th week : The concept and definition of volumetric determinations- Argentometric titration; Seminar: Solving problems.
12 weeks The concept and definition of volumetric determinations based on neutralization reactions - acid-base titration; Seminar Solving problems
13th week . The concept and definition of volumetric determinations based on the complex - complexometric titrations; Seminar Solving problems
14th week . The concept and definition of volumetric determinations based on redox reactions. Seminar Seminar Solving problems
15th week : Recapitulation of theoretical and seminars lecture II partial exam .theoretical lecture and seminars.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Lectures attendance - at least 80% and completing exercises

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance




Practical training


Experimental work







Seminar essay






Oral exam




Written exam






Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

The entire test can be applied over two partial tests during the semester. Passing threshold is 60%. Each test in assessing participates with 50%. Lectures presence of 80 to 100% is 10% marks. The examination periods there is a written and oral exam. Passing threshold is 60%. Passing one partial test of any part (previous activity) is valid throughout current academic year. Written exam has a share of 50% and oral examination also 50%. Students who have not passed the partial tests will have oral examination in the regular examination period. Passing threshold is 60% and the examination form to participate in the evaluation by 50%.
Rating: 60% -69% - satisfactory, 70% -79% - good, 80% -89% very good, 90% -100% - excellent.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)


Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

D. A.Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Seventh Edition, Saunders College Publishing, New York, London, 1996. { šesto izdanje (englesko) 1992, prvo izdanje (hrvatsko), Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1999.}.


A. Skoog, D. M. West i F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th edition, Brooks&Cole, SAD, 2014.


na web-stranici Zavoda za analitičku kemiju

Nj. Radić, L. Kukoč-Modun, Uvod u analitičku kemiju, Redak, 2013.


D.C.Harris, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Eighth Edition, W.H.Freeman and Company, New York, 2010.


Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

Z. Šoljić, Računanje u analitičkoj kemiji, Zagreb, 1998.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- registration of student’s presence in class
- annual analysis of students success in this course
- student’s survey in order to evaluate the professor
- professor’s self-evaluation

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)