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Instrumental Techniques (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Ray Hodges

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject is designed to introduce the student to the principles of modern instrumentation basic to physical, chemical and biological sciences. It is designed around instrumental applications for both atomic and molecular analysis. UV/VIS, atomic absorption, vibrational and nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry and chromatographic techniques are covered. The emphasis is on spectral identification, quantitative and qualitative analysis. The subject is taught in the internal mode by lectures and practical activities. For distance education students, detailed study guides are provided and a five-day vacation school applies for tutorials and practical laboratory work.

Assessment: Theory component (1 examination, 46%, 3 assignments, 30%): 76% + Practical work (laboratory exercises and written reports): 24% + The main emphasis of the laboratory course at this level is 'hands on experience' with a wide range of spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments + A pass in both the theory and practical components is mandatory

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of practical work per week

Prerequisites: 12 points of 1st year chemistry

Prohibitions: GAS2281, CHM2171, CHM2636, CHM2647

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