Course Name : Basic Analytical Chemistry


Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahoo


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Course Name : Basic Analytical Chemistry

Code(Credit) : CUTM 3149 (0-3-1)

Course Objectives

  • To provide a basic knowledge and understanding of important scientific principles for analytical chemistry.
  • Familiarizing with basic analytical techniques
  • Imparting a problem-solving attitude for analysis and interpreting analytical
  • To make the students skillful, and confident for diversification to their career in the direction of jobs, higher study as well as entrepreneurship

Learning Outcome

COs Course outcomes Mapping COs with POs (High-3, Medium-2, Low-1)
CO1 Students will be able to develop skills to serve society through various scientific positions pertaining to analytical chemistry


PO1 (3)
CO2 It will make students eligible for doing research work pertaining to analytical chemistry.


PO2 (3)
CO3 Students can have a breakthrough of diversification along their career in the direction of jobs, higher study as well as entrepreneurship


PO4 (3)

Module I

Practice 1: Getting introduced to analytical chemistry and sampling techniques.

Module II

Practice 2. Familiarizing with the acidity/basicity concepts (Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis theories), acid-base titration and indicators

Practice 3: Determination of acidity of water sample

Practice 4: Determination of total basicity of industrial water.

Module III:

Practice 5: Concepts of pH and determination of pH of municipality domestic water.

Practice 6: Measurement of pH of soil samples collected from different mining area.

Module IV

Practice 7:   Getting acquainted with specific conductance, molar conductance and equivalent conductance. Kohlrausch law. Nernst Equation.

Practice 8: Determination of conductance of water and soil samples from agricultural areas.

Module V

Practice 8:  Familiarizing with Conductometric titration and Titrimetric curves (pH vs volume of alkali) for strong acid with strong base, weak acid with strong base and a mixture of strong acid and weak acid with strong base.

Practice 9 : Conductometric titration of strong acid and strong base

Practice 10: Conductometric titration of a mixture of strong acid and weak acid by a strong base/

  Module VI

Practice 11: Concept building and practical approach to determination of hardness of water through complexometric titration.

Practice 12: Estimation of Calcium and Magnesium ions in supplied water sample.

Module VII

Practice 13: Familiarizing with various chromatographic techniques.

Practice 14 : Paper Chromatographic separation of mixture of metal ion (Fe3+ and Al3+).

In addition, students have to do some project work using the concepts of analytical chemistry and submit their work in the form of a thesis.


Recommended Books:

  1. Willard, H.H., Merritt, L.L., Dean, J. & Settoe, F.A. Instrumental Methods of Analysis, 7th Ed. Wadsworth Publishing Company Ltd., Belmont, California, USA, 1988.
  2. Harris, D. C. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th ed. Macmillan Education, 2016.
  3. Dean, J. A. Analytical Chemistry Handbook, McGraw Hill, 2004.
  4. Cooper, T.G. The Tools of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, N.Y. USA. 16 (1977).
  5. Vogel, A. I. Vogel’s Qualitative Inorganic Analysis 7th Ed., Prentice Hall, 1996.

Our Main Teachers

Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahoo has 3 years of teaching experience in undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. His areas of interest are in Advanced Physical Chemistry and Material Chemistry. Dr. Sahoo has a number of international publications. His research interest semiconducting materials in both pure as well as interstitially dopped and making use of simple […]