Study Programmes 2015-2016
Analytical chemistry: instrumental techniques
Duration :
32h Th, 40h Pr, 4h AUTR
Number of credits :
Master en bioingénieur : chimie et bioindustries, à finalité8
Lecturer :
Stéphanie Heuskin, Georges Lognay
Coordinator :
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
LECTURES (Hybrid course): in French Electroanalytical chemistry : voltammetry, polarography, potentiometry and conductimetry.Atomic emission spectrometry (flame). Atomic absorption spectrometry (principles, technical description and applications). Cases analysis, Food and agri-environmental applications. Theoretical aspects of separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Distillation - Liquid/liquid extraction - Basic principles of the separation by column chromatography - Instrumentation and applications of gas chromatography and of HPLC - SPME sampling . Case studies.
SEMINARS : Introduction to Near Infra-red spectrometry and Plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Practical works : LABORATORY EXERCISES in quantitative electrochemical analysis, Atomic emission and absorption spectrometry and chromatography ( GLC and HPLC). LECTURES (Hybrid course): in English ( see also synopsis LANG2954-1) Introduction to ICP-MS ( 2h ) Group work ( 2 students): bibliographic research on the ICP-MS analysis of one element (analysis, application and comparison with other analytical techniques) Final presentation (3 pages) on the methodology.
Learning outcomes of the course :
To provide the student with an introduction to the principles of instrumental analysis (electrochemistry, molecular and atomic spectrometry) with special attention to their strengths and performances. After completing the course the student is expected to - demonstrate a good knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative electrochemical  spectrophotometric (atomic) and chromatographic methods of analysis; - develop a practical know-how in electrochemistry,  spectrophotometry, GLC and HPLC; - evaluate the experimental data; - understand the theoretical and practical aspects of near infrared spectrometry and ICP-MS
The course focuses on classical and modern techniques to separate analytes in analytical chemistry. After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to :- Describe the separation techniques which have been seen during the course.- Argue the choice of the best technique to separate various analytes from different complex matrixes.- Understand the theoretical principles of separation for each technique seen during the course.- Discuss about case studies including the theoretical aspects of the course.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
CHIM9242-4 - Fundamentals of quantitative analytical chemistry
CHIM9238-3 - Analytical chemistry
CHIM9255-3 - Organic chemistry
CHIM9239 - Biological chemistry
BIOL2019-1 - Theoretical and physical chemistry applied to structural analysis of biomolecules
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Face-to-face lectures and laboratory exercices, personal work
It is mandatory to attend all seminars and  laboratory exercises.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures : 32h Laboratory work : 40h Seminars : 4h
Recommended or required readings :
Course notes with printed slides. Recommended book : "Chimie analytique" of Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch, 8th edition, De Boeck (2012). ISBN 978-2-8041-6295-5
Skoog, Holler et Nieman (2003). Principes d'analyse instrumentale; 1ère Edition; Editions De Boeck Université, ISBN 2-7445-0112-3." Notes de TP de Chimie analytique quantitative. Electrochimie et méthode optique d'analyse",
 Lecture notes, Copy of the didactical supports (available on e-campus, Blackboard plateform)
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral examination (60%)- Practical works : laboratory (35%) - Individual work in ICP-MS (5%).
Work placement(s) :
No training
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Lognay Georges (Prof.Ordinaire) +32 81 62 22 20,
Heuskin Stéphanie (1ère assistante)+32 81 62 22 23
Dermience Michaël (Assistant) +81 62 22 21