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Basic Analytical Chemistry

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6 weeks
49 USD
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6 weeks
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Course description

Basic Analytical Chemistry

This course introduces the principles of analytical chemistry and provides how these principles are applied in chemistry and related disciplines - especially in life sciences, environmental sciences and geochemistry.

This course, regardless of your background, will teach you fundamental analytical concepts and their practical applications.

By the end of the course, you will deeply understand analytical methodologies in a systematic manner. Finally, this course will help you develop critical, independent reasoning that you can apply to new problems in chemistry and its related fields.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

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Basic knowledge in organic, inorganic chemistry, and physics at high school level

Training content

Basic Tools of Analytical Methods

  1. Chemical Measurements and Analytical tools
  2. Experimental Error
  3. Statistics and Quality Assurance
  4. Chemical Equilibrium
  5. Sample Preparation

Chemical Equilibria for Quantitative Analysis

  1. Gravimetric Analysis
  2. Effects of Electrolytes
  3. Systematic Treatment
  4. Monoprotic Acid-Base Equilibria
  5. Polyprotic Acid-Base Equilibria
  6. Acid-Base Titrations
  7. EDTA Titrations

Electrochemical Analysis and Spectrophotometry

  1. Fundamentals of Electrochemistry
  2. Potentiometry
  3. Redox Titrations
  4. Fundamentals of Spectrophotometry
  5. Applications of Spectrophotometry
  6. Spectrophotometers

Spectrochemical Analysis and Analytical Separations

  1. Atomic Spectroscopy
  2. Mass Spectrometry
  3. Introduction to Analytical Separations
  4. Gas Chromatography
  5. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  6. Electrophoresis Analyses

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The University of Tokyo, a partner institute of EdX.

3-4 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • A basic background in the chemical principles, particularly important to analytical chemistry
  • The ability to judge the accuracy and precision of experimental data and to show how these judgments can be sharpened by the application of statistical methods
  • A wide range of techniques that are useful in modern analytical chemistry
  • The skills needed to solve analytical problems in a quantitative manner
  • Laboratory skills to obtain high-quality analytical data

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