617-2004/03 – Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (ZACh)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PAV57 Ing. Jiří Pavlovský, Ph.D.
PRA37 prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

6172004/01 (for 2nd year. of study Bc. TZP) The aim of the subject is to make students acquainted with fundamentals of classical and instrumental analysis. Students will be able to understand theoretical principals of analytical methods and apply them in practice. Acquired knowledge: The ability to understand the theoretical principles of analytical methods, The ability to orient oneself in specialized literature, The ability to apply these methods in practice. 6172004/02 (for USP, 1st year of study NMgr. TPE) • To acquaint students with the basics of classical and instrumental analysis. Theoretically discussed analytical methods are selected so that listeners introduced analytical methods used in current practice. • knowledge acquired to practice on lab reports. • Provide the summary about common analytical practice in different industries • Learning how to interpret analytical data from a user's perspective Acquired knowledge • Ability to understand the theoretical principles of analytical methods • Ability to understand technical literature • The ability to apply these methods in practice

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on giving lessons of classical and instrumental analytical methods, which are used in current laboratories. Teaching is conducted in a form of lectures and laboratory exercises (for 2nd year. of study Bc. TZP). Teaching is conducted in a form of lectures, computing and laboratory exercises (for USP, 1st year of study NMgr. TPE).

Compulsory literature:

[1] G. D. Christian, Analytical Chemistry (5 th Ed.). New York , Wiley, 1994, 812 s. [2]D. Kealay, P.J: Haines, Analytical Chemistry. Oxford, BIOS Scientific Publishers, 2002, 342 s. [3]J. Kenkel, Analytical Chemistry for Technicians (4th Ed.). Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2014, 507 s.

Recommended literature:

[1] Holbecher Z., Chráček J. a kol.: Analytická chemie. SNTL/ALFA, Praha/ Bratislava, 1987, 664 s. [2] Tomík B., Poljak B., Jirkovský R.: Analytická chemie pro hutníky. SNTL/ALFA, Praha/Bratislava, 1988, 264 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Basic the knowledge of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Utilization and division of analytical chemistry, basic units, statistical treatment of analytical data. 2. Selection and characteristics of analytical methods. Sampling, pre-treatment of samples. 3. Volumetric analysis. Acid-base titration. 4. Complexometric titration, oxidation-reduction titration. 5. Precipitation titration and gravimetry. 6. Models of atom, spectral analysis, atomic emission spectrometry. 7. X-ray spectra, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. 8. Molecular spectra, UV-VIS absorption spectrometry. 9. Vibration of molecules, infrared spectra. 10. Electrochemical potential, electrodes, potentiometry. 11. Electrolysis, polarography. 12. Conductivity, conductometry. 13. Separation principles, gas and liquid chromatography. 14. Migration of ions in electric field, capillary isotachophoresis and electrophoresis. Laboratory exercises • Basic analytical operations • Calibration of volumetric vessels • Manganometric determination of iron in ore • Alkalimetric determination of molar concentration of phosphoric acid • Gravimetric determination of loss of limestone • Alkalimetric determination of carbonate content in limestone • Chelatometric determination of calcium and magnesisum • Argentometric determination of chloride • Mercurymetric determination of chloride • Gravimetric determination of iron • Iodometric determination of iodate • Gravimetric determination of nickel • Chelatometric determination of bismuth and lead • Polarographic study (determination of cadmium, nickel and zinc) • Spectrophotometric study (determination of manganem and chromium in the VIS region) • Potenciometric determination of pH • Potenciometric determination of chromium and vanadium in steel • Determination of chloride by ion selective electrode • Determination of cadmium and lead by atomic absorption spectrometry • Conductometric determination of specific electrolytic conductivity of water • Validation of a method for determination of chromium in water by VIS spectrophotometry • Determination of elements in coal by X-ray fluorescence analysis

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  21
        Examination Examination 55  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80%

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