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Chemical Analysis II - CBMS308

This unit covers advanced aspects of chemical analysis, building on the foundations laid in CBMS208. Modern chemical principles and practice of identifying substances and of determining their composition are discussed. Topics include many analytical techniques commonly employed in both industrial and academic research laboratories. Examples of applications to environmental and biological samples include: analysis of heavy metals by atomic absorption spectroscopy; inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy; advanced chromatographic separation and detection; electrochemical detection of biochemicals and environmental pollutants; analysis by mass spectrometry. The unit emphasises hands-on experience in analysing real life samples, using many of these techniques. Each student also devotes a proportion of the session to gain relevant work experience in off-campus laboratories in chemical industry and research organisations, such as CSIRO.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Danny Wong

CBMS208 and (CBMS204 or CBMS207Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CBMS325, CBMS825
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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