wfarm1312  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
general chemistry ; organic chemistry ; introduction to the analytical chemistry

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
The teacher(s) will discuss the different kinds of spectroscopic techniques (UV, molecular fluorescence, atomic spectroscopy') ; and will then focus on the separation techniques such as HPLC and GC. They will also discuss the detectors that are used to detect the analytes following their separation (UV, FID, MS').

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


At the end of the activity the student will be able to

  • Differentiate the different spectroscopic techniques (type of interaction with the light, nature of the measured signal, ¿)
  • Describe the different separation techniques that have been discussed
  • Explain the consequences of a change in the experimental conditions of a separation on the result of the separation.
  • Propose, based on the elements discussed during the course, the optimal method allowing the quantification of a given analyte.

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”.
This EU addresses the main instrumental techniques useful for the chemical analysis. The EU WFARM1243 is located in a learning continuum starting with the basics of analysis (WFARM1243) to the analysis of drugs (WFARM2117). The topics covered in this EU are listed below.
  • Spectroscopic techniques
    • UV-Visible
    • Molecular fluorescence
    • Atomic spectroscopy
  • Introduction to the analytical separations
  • Electrophoretic methods
  • Liquid chromatograpy
  • Gaz chromatography
  • Introduction to the mass spectrometry
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

WFARM1312 teaching activities. 
The activity WFARM1313 (practical training in instrumental analysis) allows to approach the theoretical notions studied in WFARM1312 in a more practical way. 
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

a written exam spanning from theoretical aspects to exercise resolution
Online resources
An adapted version of the material presented during the lessons is available on the "moodle" platform.
The materials for the practical part of the activity is also available on the "moodle" platform.
Teaching materials
  • une version des supports présentés est disponible sur moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy