Course detail

Basics of Analytical Chemistry

FCH-BC_ANC3Acad. year: 2023/2024

The aim of the course is to give students an basic overview of the structure and content of classical analytical chemistry and of the basic methods and techniques of instrumental analytical chemistry.
The course consists of the following thematic units:
Basic notions in analytical chemistry. Explanation and analytical aspects of chemical equilibrium. Classification of methods of classical qualitative and quantitative analysis. Principles of selected instrumental methods. Electroanalytical methods. Optical methods, their classification, properties of electromagnetic radiation. Principles and importance of chromatographic and electromigration methods. Introduction to analytical chemometry. Evaluation of analytical results. Analytical errors and methods of quantitative evaluation.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Good knowledge of common and inorganic chemistry.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Course credit is awarded for 100% attendance at seminars (or properly excused absence).
Credit may be obtained for successful completing of partial written tests during the semester (ie getting at least 6 points out of 10 possible). In case of failure in one partial test (or more) course credit could be awarded for the successful completing of the final test (ie, obtaining at least 60 points out of 100).

Examination consists of a written and oral part.

Attendance at lectures is recommended, but not controlled.
Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is checked.
The students' work is controlled by the partial written tests during the semester in computational exercises.
Consultations are provided on request.


The aim of the course is to give students overview about analytical chemistry, classical analysis, selected instrumental analytical methods from the field of electrochemistry, spectrophotometry and separation techniques and chemometric approaches for processing the results.
Increased knowledge, skills and competencies of students will be reflected mainly in the following areas:

1.Students will became acquainted with the theoretical foundations of analytical chemistry.
2. Students will have cognizance of classical qualitative and quantitative analysis methods.
3. They will know the principles of simple instrumental analytical methods and possibilities of their application.
4. They will adopt the basic principles of chemometrictreatment of analytical results obtained using simple instrumental-analytical methods.
5. Students will improve their skills in computing solutions to solve simple analytical problems.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

E-learning (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Block 1: Theoretical principles of analytical chemistry
Introduction in Analytical Chemistry
Explanation and analytical aspects of chemical equilibrium

Block 2: Classical methods of analytical chemistry
Qualitative analysis
Gravimetric analysis

Block 3: Electroanalytical methods
Voltammetry and polarography

Block 4: Optical methods
Basic physical principles and properties of electromagnetic radiation
Spectral , Non-spectral and Luminescence methods
Basics of otical atomic spectrometry

Block 5: Principles and applications of basic chromatographic and electromigration techniques
Basic principles of chromatography, separation mechanisms
Chromatographic techniques - paper chromtaography, thin-layer chromatography, column chromatography
Basics of modern liquid and gas chromatography
Separation in electric field - principles, application (electrophoresis)

Block 6: Basics of statistical treatment of analytical results