Course detail

Basics of Analytical Chemistry

FCH-BC_ANC3Acad. year: 2021/2022

The aim of the course is to give students an basic overview of the structure and content of classical analytical chemistry and of the basic methods and techniques of instrumental analytical chemistry.
The course consists of the following thematic units:
Basic notions in analytical chemistry. Explanation and analytical aspects of chemical equilibrium. Classification of methods of classical qualitative and quantitative analysis. Principles of selected instrumental methods. Electroanalytical methods. Optical methods, their classification, properties of electromagnetic radiation. Principles and importance of chromatographic and electromigration methods. Introduction to analytical chemometry. Evaluation of analytical results. Analytical errors and methods of quantitative evaluation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Increased knowledge, skills and competencies of students will be reflected mainly in the following areas:

1.Students will became acquainted with the theoretical foundations of analytical chemistry.
2. Students will have cognizance of classical qualitative and quantitative analysis methods.
3. They will know the principles of simple instrumental analytical methods and possibilities of their application.
4. They will adopt the basic principles of chemometrictreatment of analytical results obtained using simple instrumental-analytical methods.
5. Students will improve their skills in computing solutions to solve simple analytical problems.


Good knowledge of common and inorganic chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

E-learning (CS)
Bartušek M., Pazourek J.: Základy metod analytické chemie. Dostupné na: (CS)
Kříženecká S., Synek V.: Základy analytické chemie. 2014, Univerzita J. E. Purkyně v Ústí n . Labem (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course credit is awarded for 100% attendance at seminars (or properly excused absence).
Credit may be obtained for successful completing of partial written tests during the semester (ie getting at least 6 points out of 10 possible). In case of failure in one partial test (or more) course credit could be awarded for the successful completing of the final test (ie, obtaining at least 60 points out of 100).

Examination consists of a written and oral part.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Block 1: Theoretical principles of analytical chemistry
Introduction in Analytical Chemistry
Explanation and analytical aspects of chemical equilibrium

Block 2: Classical methods of analytical chemistry
Qualitative analysis
Gravimetric analysis

Block 3: Electroanalytical methods
Voltammetry and polarography

Block 4: Optical methods
Basic physical principles and properties of electromagnetic radiation
Spectral , Non-spectral and Luminescence methods
Basics of otical atomic spectrometry

Block 5: Principles and applications of basic chromatographic and electromigration techniques
Basic principles of chromatography, separation mechanisms
Chromatographic techniques - paper chromtaography, thin-layer chromatography, column chromatography
Basics of modern liquid and gas chromatography
Separation in electric field - principles, application (electrophoresis)

Block 6: Basics of statistical treatment of analytical results


The aim of the course is to give students overview about analytical chemistry, classical analysis, selected instrumental analytical methods from the field of electrochemistry, spectrophotometry and separation techniques and chemometric approaches for processing the results.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, but not controlled.
Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is checked.
The students' work is controlled by the partial written tests during the semester in computational exercises.
Consultations are provided on request.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer