27604 - Analytical Chemistry

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has the basic knowledge of chemical equilibria in solution, their application to chemical and electrochemical analysis, chromatographic and spectrometric instrumental techniques used in the analysis of environmental pollutants.

Course contents

Modulo 1:

  • Gas and liquid chromatography
  • FTIR and spectroscopic techniques
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Exercices for the identification of organic compounds

Modulo 2

  • The analytical process: sampling, pre-analytical treatment of the environmental sample, data analysis and processing
  • Volumetric analysis: acid-base, precipitation, complexometric and oxido-reduction titrations.
  • Instrumental analysis: calibration techniques, validation of an analytical method, quality control in the analytical laboratory
  • Spectroscopic techniques for the determination of metals: AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS


Daniel C. Harris: "Chimica analitica quantitativa" - 3rd edition by Zanichelli (2017)

Holler, Skoog, Crouch: "Principle of Instrumental Analysis" 7th edition by Brooks/Cole Pub Co (2017).

Teaching methods

Room lessons assisted by projected material available to students on electronic media from the web.

Training in laboratory

Data elaboration and report preparation

“As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] online, while Module 3 on health and safety is to be attended in class. Information about Module 3 attendance schedule is available on the website of your degree programme”

Assessment methods

The assessment of learning takes place through the final exam, which ascertains the acquisition of the expected knowledge and skills through an oral interview on the entire program. Despite the course is divided in modules, there is a single exam in which both Units are discussed. The evaluations obtained in the individual modules are integrated to obtain the final exam grade by means of a final weighted average.

The evaluation criteria is based on the demonstration by the student of knowing how to use and apply the knowledge, information and cultural tools provided by the course. The threshold of sufficiency of learning is represented in particular by the demonstration of critical understanding and the ability to discuss the topics of the course.

To take the exam, registration is required through Almaesami, in compliance with the deadlines provided for. You are encouraged to unsubscribe if not interested in taking the exam. The cancellation must be done before closing the list.

The teachers are available for further clarification and to check the pre-exam preparation level by appointment.

Teaching tools

Videoprojector, PC.

Office hours

See the website of Martina Zangheri

See the website of Mara Mirasoli