Analytical Chemistry 1

NAME OF THE COURSE Analytical Chemistry 1



Year of study


Course teacher

Assoc Prof Josipa Giljanović

Credits (ECTS)


Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)






Status of the course


Percentage of application of e-learning

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Course objectives

Acquiring basic basic theoretical knowledge of analytical chemistry, the role and application of analytical chemistry in various fields of human activity. Being able to access the chemical analysis of the sample by applying the laws of chemistry chemical balance for identification of an analyte in a sample in order to obtain useful information.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Exercise of Analytical Chemistry I

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
- Define the concept of analyte, the analytical signal and information.
- Understanding the basic laws of chemical analysis.
- Define the equilibrium constants of chemical reactions, the law of mass action and the principle according to Le Chatelier.
- . Implement the principle of chemical equilibrium chemical reactions for identification and separation of analytes from complex matrix.
5. Distinguish the heterogeneous from homogeneous chemical equilibrium systems.
6. Predict the behavior of a chemical reaction due to the change in pH and due to the effect of the foreign ions.
7. Capacity to apply knowledge in practice, especially in problem solving based on information from systems.

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

Week 1: The description and view the contents of the object. Definitions of analytical chemistry. Division of Analytical Chemistry. The concept and the formation of the analytical signal. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 2: Definition of chemical analysis - qualitative and quantitative. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 3: Constants homogeneous equilibrium of importance in analytical chemistry. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 4: Constants of heterogeneous equilibrium of importance in analytical chemistry. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 5: Qualitative chemical analysis. The concept and definition of acids and bases. Consideration of acid-base balance. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 6: Acid-base equilibrium, acidity, pH buffers. Seminar: Solving problems
Week 7: I. Partial test (theoretical and seminar materials). Solving test
Week 8: Concept and definition of complex ions, complexometric equilibrium, kinetics of complex formation. Seminar: Solving problems
Week 9. Consideration of complexometric equilibrium. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 10: Concept and definition of the electrochemical reaction. Consideration of equilibrium electrochemical reactions. Seminar: Solving problems
Week 11: Concept and definition of the redox reaction. Consideration of equilibrium electrochemical reactions. Seminar: Solving problems.
Week 12: Concept and definition of heterogeneous equilibrium. Consideration of the process of dissolution and precipitation. Seminar: Solving problems
Week 13: Concept and definition of extraction. Simple and complex extraction. Extraction of weak acids and metal cations from solution. Seminar: Solving problems
Week 14: Concept and definition of chromatography. Analytical separation by chromatography. Seminar: Solving problems
15th week: II. Partial test (theoretical and seminar materials). Solving test

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

The 80% presence at lectures and completed all laboratory 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 30% , written-oral with 60% 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

Nj. Radić i L. Kukoč Modun, Uvod u analitičku kemiju, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2016.


D.A. Skoog, D.M. West, F.J. Holler, Osnove analitičke kemije, šesto izdanje (englesko), prvo izdanje (hrvatsko), Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1999.


M. Kaštelan-Macan, Kemijska analiza u sustavu kvalitete, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 2003.


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

1. Nj. Radić i L. Kukoč Modun, Uvod u analitičku kemiju I. dio, Redak, Split, 2013.
2. R. Kellner, J. M. Mermet, M. Otto, M. Valcarcel and H. M. Widmer (Urednici), Analytical Chemistry (A Modern Approach to Analytical Science, Second Edition) Wiley-VCHVerlag Gmbh & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 2004.
3. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler and S. R. Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Eighth Edition, Thompson Brooks/Cole, Belmont, USA, 2004.
4. G. D.Christian, Analytical Chemistry, Sixth Edition, John Willey & Sons, INC, 2004.
5. D. Harvey, Modern Analytical Chemistry, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, London, 2000.
6. F. W. Fifield & D. Kealey, Principles and Practice of Analytical Chemistry, Blackwell Science Ltd, Malden MA, London, 2000.
7. M. Kaštelan-Macan, Enciklopedijski rječnik analitičkog nazivlja, FKIT, Mentor, Zagreb 2014.

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

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)