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CUSA1021 Analysis in Modern Chemistry 现代化学分析

Introduction:

This course aims at introducing the basic concepts and techniques in carrying out chemical analysis by using various modern spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments. Students will learn how to use modern instruments to determine the amounts of substances present in a mixture down to part per million levels (ppm), and identify the structure of a compound. Techniques such as infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography will be covered. This course will also discuss some common standard practices of collecting and preparing samples for laboratory testing, the accreditation system in testing laboratories. 

本课程旨在介绍化学分析中所用到的现代光谱和色谱仪器的基本概念和技术。学生将学习使用该等仪器来分析浓度水平低至百万分之一的物质,并确定化合物的结构。课程内容包括红外线光谱法、质谱分析法、紫外−可见光谱法、核磁共振、气相色谱法及高效能液相色谱法的操作技巧,以及化验工作中的收集及制备样本的常用标准技巧和香港化验室所实行的认可系统。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category: Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Recognize the applications of chemistry in quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis;
  2. Understand the principles of various spectroscopic techniques for identification of molecular structures;
  3. Understand the principles of the spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for composition analysis;
  4. Acquire hands-on experience in quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis with modern spectrometers.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Essays / Assignments
  2. Lab Report / Worksheet
Recognition: No. of Academy unit(s):  1
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
Expected applicants: Students who are promoting to or studying S5-S6.
Organising period:   Summer 2011; Summer 2012; Summer 2013; Summer 2014; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2018; Summer 2019; Summer 2020