Basic Analytical Chemistry

  • Course Type: Certificate Course

  • Course Category: Aided

Course Course Code Duration (Hours)
Basic Analytical Chemistry SGC/ADCHM/BAS/2021 30




Contact Lecture Hours: 20


UNIT 1: General Introduction (3 hours)

Precision and accuracy, types of errors, ways to reduce errors, calibration of glass wares.

Preparation of indicators, reagents and standard solutions.


UNIT 2: Titrimetric Methods of Analysis (5 hours)

Types of titrations: Requirements for titrimetric analysis. Concentration systems: Molarity, formality, normality, wt% ppm, milliequalence and millimoles-problems. Primary and secondary

standards, criteria for primary standards, Limitation of volumetric analysis, endpoint and equivalence point.


UNIT 3: Solvent Extraction (3 hours)

Distribution law, Determination of distribution ratio, Batch extraction, continuous extraction,

discontinuous extraction, counter current extraction.


UNIT 4: Industrial Analysis (4 hours)

Pigments: General Outlines of identification and analysis of inorganic pigments –coloured and

cool pigments. Pesticides: Definition and classification of pesticides, analysis of the following in outline – DDT, Malathion


UNIT 5: Environmental Analysis (5 hours)

a) Analysis of water- colour, Odour, pH, taste, conductivity, dissolved solid, hardness, DO, COD,

BOD, chlorides, sulphates, nitrites and phosphates.

b) Analysis of air- Sampling, particulate matter, gaseous pollutants-SOx, NOx, COx and organic



Reference Books:


1. D. A Skoog, D.M West, F.J Holler and S.R. Crouch, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry,

8th Edition, Brooks/Cole, Thomas Learning, Inc., USA, 2004.

2. Vogel’s Text book of Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 6th Edition, Pearson Education Ltd.

3. A.I Vogel, A Text Book of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis Including Elementary Instrumental

Analysis (ELBS)

4. J.D. Christian, Analytical Chemistry, John Wiley and Sons.

5. Vishnoi, N,K, Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition,Vikas Publishing House,

New Delhi, 2010.




Instructional Hours: 10


1. Use and calibration of volumetric equipment (volumetric flasks, pipette’s and burette’s).

2. Preparation of standard solutions of acids and bases

3. Analysis of soil and water samples

4. Solvent extraction

5. Thin Layer Chromatography

6. Column Chromatography

7. pH metry

8. Calorimetry

9. Potentiometry

10. UV/Visible Spectrophotometric analysis


Reference Books:


1. Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Willard, Merritt, Dean and Settle

2. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, D. A Skoog, D.M West, F.J Holler and S.R.Crouch.

3. Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Chatwal and Anand.

4. Instrumental Methods of Inorganic Analysis (ELBS): A.I.Vogel

5. Practical Organic Chemistry, Mann and Saunders.