Analytical Chemistry


Bikash Samantaray


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Course Name: Analytical Chemistry

Course Code(Credit): CUTM2045(2-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • To explain fundamental principles for environmental analytical methods.
  • To point out suitable analytical techniques for analyzing a specific compounds in an environmental matrix.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply quality control on chemical analysis and laboratory work and explain its importance
  • Plan and carryout laboratory experiments, including data analysis and conclusions
  • Point out suitable techniques for sampling and handling of environmental samples

Course Syllabus


Water Analysis: Introduction to analytical chemistry and its application Lime-Soda, Zeolite and Ion exchange methods. Removal of DO and dissolvedCO2 from water by De-aeration method, Desalination of Brackish water by Reverse osmosis and electro dialysis process, Numerical on calculation of Temporary and Permanent hardness of water, Lime-Soda calculation


  1. Determination of hardness of water by EDTA (V. lab)
  2. Determination of alkalinity of water. (V.lab)
  3. Determination of Dissolved Oxygen in (V. lab)
  4. Determination of Biological Oxygen (V. lab)
  5. Determination of Chemical Oxygen (V.lab)


Soil Analysis: Soil profile, Structure, and Soil properties, Determination of soil properties.


  1. Determination of specific gravity of the soil by using (V.lab)
  2. Determination of pH and electrical conductivity of soil (V. lab)
  3. Determination of moisture content in soil by oven drying method.(V. lab)


Fuel Analysis: Fuel, Classification of fuel, calorific value: gross and net calorific values, Determination of calorific value by bomb calorimeter, Proximate and ultimate analysis of coal and their importance, Numerical on calculation of calorific value and proximate and ultimate analysis of fuel.


  1. Determination of calorific value of a fuel sample by using Bomb


Petroleum: its chemical composition and fractional distillation, cracking of heavy oil residues – thermal and catalytic cracking, Knocking, Octane number, Synthesis and applications of bio- fuels, Photovoltaic cell.


  1. Synthesis of bio diesel by transesterification process


Electrochemical Phenomenon: Electrochemical cell, Electrode potential , Determination of pH of a solution Using Clomel/ Quin Hydrone Electrode, Corrosion-Mechanisms and its type, Factors affecting Corrosion; Protection from corrosion


  1. Estimation of ferrous ion in the given solution using standard potassium dichromate.


Error in Chemical analysis: Types of errors, Accuracy and precision, Absolute and relative uncertainty, mean and standard deviation.

Text Books:

  • Engineering chemistry By Jain & Jain-16th Edn,2015, Dhanpatrai publications
  • Engineering chemistry By Sashi Chawla,3rd Edn, Dhanpatiroy publications,2011
  • Industrial Chemistry by K. Sharma 21st Edn-2018, Satya Publications4.

Reference Books:

  • Applied Chemistry By Aruna Kumari-2nd Edition, Paramount publications,2016
  • Engineering chemistry by OG Palanna, McGrahill Education(India) private Limited,2009
  • Engineering chemistry by K.Sesha Maheswaramma, Mridula. Chuch. Pearson India Education services pvt Ltd, 2016
  • EngineeringchemistrybyPrasanthRath,CengageLearningIndiapvtLtd,2013
  • V.Gadag,A.Nityananda,Shetty,I.K.InternationalPublishishing house,2006
  • Engineering chemistry –Fundamentals and applications, By Shika Agarwaal-Cambridge University Press Edition,2017






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