Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Applications of Analytical Chemistry in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, laboratory course

Overall Course Objectives

A comprehensive array of methods for determining the quantitative content of chemical systems is nowadays available for a given system. Students in chemical engineering and biotechnology need to develop an understanding of how these tools can be employed to solve analytical problems. The aim of the course is to provide the students with a basic knowledge of elementary laboratory methods, non-apparative methods and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis and their applications in inorganic and physical chemistry.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain and good experimental practice to handle quantitatively solid and liquid.
  • Quantify samples and chemical regents
  • Plan and execute experiments timely in the laboratory and calculate results with the correct number of significant digits.
  • Perform volume titration using classic glass burette
  • Find en correct concentration of titrate solution with 0.3% accuracy.
  • Account for the Kjeldahl-method for the determination of nitrogen contents.
  • Use automatic potentiometric titrations where the glass/reference electrode system is calibrated before use and determine instrument parameters
  • Perform quantitative analysis using spectrophotometry.
  • Determine solubility of a heavy metal salt in water and a series of different aqueous salt solutions.
  • Measure electronic conductivity and perform conductivity titration.

Course Content

Applications of analytical chemistry in inorganic and physical chemistry: laboratory experiments and theory. The quantitative analyses include and volumetric methods and instrumental methods. 8 exercises.

Recommended prerequisites

Teaching Method

Laboratory exercises and Q&A sessions concerned with the topics of the submitted group reports.


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3 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 26374
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 23
Semester end Week 26
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK