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ANALITYCAL CHEMISTRY 3

CODE 65159
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 5 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Chemistry and Chemical Technologies 8757 (coorte 2016/2017)
  • ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2 65118
  • MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTIONS 72564
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of instrumental analytical techniques for elemental speciation studies and for complex samples analyses. Knowledge of most important analytical procedures (from sampling to instrumental determination) for the analysis of various matrices: water, food, forensic  samples. Development of  the capacity to choose a suitable analytical method, of chemical laboratory work skills and of computing and presenting experimental data.

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

In order to attend lessons and laboratory of this course with good benefits, it is strongly reccommended to have already achieved knowledge of classical analytical chemistry (volumetric analysis) and of basic analytical instrumental techniques (especially chromatography, spectroscopy and mass spectrometry). 

TEACHING METHODS

Attendance to lessons its not compulsory, but highly recommended, while attendance to practice exercises is compulsory. Practice exercises will be performed by groups of students.  At the beginning of the course, the dates of the excercises will be notified and students can choose in which group they will work. It will be possible to make up one missed practice exercise.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Water analysis: Analytical methods for the determination of the most common compounds in natural waters, drink water and waste waters, for their characterization and for pollution problems.

Food analysis: Analytical methods for the characterization of food. Natural and anthropic contaminants in food: characteristics and analytycal methods.  

Forensic analysis: Comparative analysis of different samples: specific problems and applications. Gun shot residues determination. Drug analysis: sample preparation and instrumental techniques.

Hyphenated techniques: characteristics, separation methods and element-specific detectors. Liquid chromatography coupled with ESD for speciation studies. Speciation and bioavailability.

Practice exercises will be carried out on the topics of the course and will be performed by groups of students.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA CARMELA IANNI (President)

MARINA DI CARRO (President)

FRANCISCO ARDINI

EMANUELE MAGI

PAOLA FRANCESCA RIVARO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Attendance to lessons its not compulsory, but highly recommended, while attendance to practice exercises is compulsory. Practice exercises will be performed by groups of students.  At the beginning of the course, the dates of the excercises will be notified and students can choose in which group they will work. It will be possible to make up one missed practice exercise.

LESSONS START

September 24th, 2018

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The students who want to be submitted to the exam must registrate at least two days in advance on https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/prenotazione.

The topics are specified in the detailed syllabus publicated on the "aulaweb" service, together with other material (slides, scientific papers,guidelines for official analysis) considered useful. The exam will be oral and will involve questions both on theory and on practice exercises. During the oral exam the student must demonstrate the achievment of the learning outcomes, both orally and writing formulas, chemical reactions, graphs and analytical procedures schemes. When the commission will judge that the learning oucomes have not been reached, the students will be invited to repeat the exam in one of the subsequent dates.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam is always carried out by two teachers with several years of experience and will last 30-40 minutes. The exam is carried out in order to evaluate not only if  students have achieved the required knowledge, but even if they thoroughly understood them and if they are able to apply them to analytical problems. Being a theoretical and practical course, the commission evaluates also the behaviour of the students during practice exercises, if they are able to carry out analytical procedures in a correct way and to elaborate and present obtained data in written reports. Therefore, the commission is definitely able to verify with high accuracy if the student has reached or not the learning outcomes. When the commission will judge that the learning oucomes have not been reached, the students will be invited to repeat the exam in one of the subsequent dates.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
20/02/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
02/10/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
26/02/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

In order to attend lessons and laboratory of this course with good benefits, it is strongly reccommended to have already achieved knowledge of classical analytical chemistry (volumetric analysis) and of basic analytical instrumental techniques (especially chromatography, spectroscopy and mass spectrometry).