Analytical Chemistry II - Introduction.

Analytical chemistry involves analysis of materials for their content (qualitative analysis) and quantity (quantitative analysis). Materials often consist of an admixture of different compounds, ions, phases etc. Essentially all materials we encounter are mixtures of compounds. In the terminology used here each individual substance that comprises the 'mix' will be referred to as an analyte. Alternative terms are constituent, component and solute.

In this course we will study techniques of chromatography, electro-analytical chemistry, mass-spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopies for the analysis of materials (i.e., samples of materials). In the practice of analytical chemistry, routine analyses are performed with well studied and proven procedures (protocols).

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