Module Overview

Analytical Techniques 2

This module aims to provide the student with; Knowledge of the theory and principles behind fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; The ability to use the combined techniques of UV/VIS, IR, MS and NMR to identify the structure of simple organic molecules; Knowledge of both thermoanalytical methods and electrochemical methodologies with an understanding of application areas;

Module Code

ANTE H3002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Fluorescence spectroscopy:

Theory; applications; energy levels; pH & inner filter effects; quenching

Flame emission & atomic absorption spectrophotometry:

Instrumentation review; principles of technique; interferences; graphite furnace AA; quantitative analysis. Plasma Emission Spectroscopy, theory and Instrumentation

Infrared spectroscopy:

IR instrument & theory review; functional group characteristics; correlation of IR spectra with molecular structure; sample handling; Fourier transform IR; near infrared spectroscopy (NIR).

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy:

Basic principles & instrumentation; elucidation of 1H NMR spectra & compound identification. Types of Coupling Patterns

Thermoanalytical methods:

Thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry

Electroanalytical Methods:

Linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry, stripping voltammetry, potential step methods (chronoamperometry, normal pulse and differential pulse methods) hydrodynamic methods, flow systems, FIA, electrochemical sensors.

Acid-base equilibria:

pH control and buffers, Henderson-Hasslebalch equation, pKa

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70