lchm1321  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
40.0 h
Dupont Christine (coordinator); Garcia Yann;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
At first, the course brings the student to a good knowledge in solution thermodynamics and to the quantitative prediction of their behaviour. Activity and standard state concepts must be used in a reasonable way at this stage. The different classes of reactions are then developed in order to rigorously exploit basic operations in quantitative chemical analysis. The study of gravimetry and titration allows illustrating fundamental bases of operating modes. Theoretical aspects of chromatographic separation methods as well as an introduction to spectrochemical analysis are given. Finally, theoretical bases and applications of potentiometry to an analytical problem are described. The student is here sensitised to important concepts such as electrode potentials, reference electrode, indicator electrode, and to the correspondence of an electrochemical circuit to the needs of analysis as well as analytical performances. The care specific to potentiometric methods is also outlined.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course focuses on current methods of quantitative chemical analysis. It brings the student to practice a classical reasoning in quantitative chemical analysis and to strengthen his basic knowledge in this field. This project includes the familiarisation with the resolution methodology of a full analytical problem, starting from sampling to the evaluation and discussion of results. The cluster that also comprises CHM 1322 ensures a basic formation in analytical chemistry for the program in chemical sciences. This formation not only provides an excellent practice on analytical techniques, but also allows the student to develop schemes and analysis methods in a rigorous way, relying on physical chemistry concepts and an analytical thinking.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Introduction - Chemical analysis and information - Chemical potential - Introduction to spectroscopy - gravimetry - volumetry - redox reactions - potentiometry - chromatography
Teaching methods
lectures - exercises
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Online resources
Moodle website
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Chemistry