25145 Qualitative Inorganic Analysis

Course Description

In analytical chemistry, students extend their knowledge and understanding of solution chemistry. The topics include acid-base, oxidation-reduction, precipitation, the relation between solubility and solubility products, complexion reactions, simultaneous of cation and anions present in solution. The laboratory includes application of these methods including a multi-week research project on water analysis. The reactions are studied using instrumental and computer-interfaced methods of data acquisition and data reduction. Students also extend their knowledge of both graphical and spreadsheet analysis of data. Three hours lecture per week.

Learning Objective

  • By successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
  •  To write and balance precipitation reaction equations.
  •  To learn the solubility rules for common salts in water at room temperature.
  •  To learn how to predict if precipitation would occur when ions are mixed.
  •  To learn common techniques used in qualitative analysis.
  •  Determine if a substance is present in a sample of matter.
  •  To develop a greater understanding of relevant chemical equilibria (solubility, acid-base, complexation, and oxidation/reduction).
  •  To apply this knowledge in solving differenttypes of equilibrium-based problems (pH, principal species, fractional composition, etc.).



Books for this Course

  • 1. Analytical Chemistry for Technicians, John Kenkel,3rd edition
  • 2. Modern Analytical Chemistry, David Harvey
  • 3. Introduction to Semimicro Qualitative Analysis, C.H.Lagowski,5th edition

Times Offered

  • September
  • January

Course Prerequisite