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Basic Chemistry class room course
1 Day Course | GC Level 1

For anyone who is new to analytical sciences or for anyone brave enough to admit to having forgotten some of the fundamental principles!

  • We limit numbers to 20 per course so that each delegate gets the opportunity to ask questions and fully participate in tutorial exercises
  • As this course is delivered on-site we can design the course material to suit your specific training needs
  • Customisable written assessments are available if required

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This Basic Chemistry short course can be customised to suit the needs of particular groups of scientists and aims to cover the underpinning chemical principles of solution-based and instrumental analytical science.

Topics should be customised to particular learner groups - typically one day course would cover 2 - 3 units of instruction, depending upon topics chosen. All topics contain worked examples and tutorial exercises.

Who is this course for

This course is equally helpful for the new analyst and for the experienced scientist that may benefit from a refresher of the fundamental Science underpinning our daily work.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge is assumed.

What you will learn

  • Measurements and Calculations
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Atomic Interactions
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Aqueous Solutions
  • Reactions in Solution
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Data Treatment

Reactions in Aqueous Solution

  • Arrhenius theory
  • Brönsted-Lowry theory
  • Autoionisation of water
  • Dissociation in aqueous solution
  • Strength of acids and bases
  • Ka, Kb, pKa and pKb concepts
  • Ionisation constants
  • pH and pOH
  • Hydrolysis
  • Common ion effects
  • Buffers
  • Stepwise equilibria

General Organic Chemistry

  • Basic reaction chemistry
  • Homolytic fission
  • Heterolytic fission
  • Nucleophiles
  • Electrophiles

Alkanes and Alkenes
Alkyl Halides
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Carbonyl Compounds
Carboxylic Acids
Amines and Amides

Data Treatment

  • Statistical treatment of random errors
  • Standard deviation
  • Confidence limits
  • Reporting scientific data
  • Estimation of detection limits
  • Calibration by the Least-Squares method
  • Quality assurance and control charts

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