Analitical Chemistry

6 ECTS / Semester / Português

Objectives and competences

Provide fundamentals of classical volumetric and gravimetric analytical methods, based on acid-base, oxidation-reduction, precipitation and complexation reactions.
Understand the analytical processes and associated chemical reactions and the processes of detection of equivalence points.
Calculate concentrations of chemical parameters in different types of samples, and expressed in different units.
Interpret the results obtained and assess whether they are credible. Estimate the precision and accuracy of chemical analysis.
Prepare a report of a chemical analysis.
In view of the analytical problem that is faced, select the most appropriate methodology to solve the problem in question.
Handle, in a scientifically correct, expeditious, and safe way, laboratory material related to volumetry and gravimetry.


Teaching Methodologies

Lectures common to all groups, with great interaction with students, accompanied by theoretical-practical classes to solve application problems, carried out in class, usually with a number of students less than 20.

Laboratory classes (#6 works), involving the manipulation of the analytical methods discussed in the theoretical classes.




  1. Introduction to Analytical Chemistry.
  2. Volumetric Analysis.
  3. Acid-base volumes.
  4. Precipitation Volumetrics.
  5. Oxidation-Reduction Volumetries.
  6. Complexation Volumetries.
  7. Gravimetric Analysis.

Theoretical-Practical and Laboratory Classes:

Exercises on the calculation of concentrations and stoichiometry of reactions, precision of indirect measurements, pH of aqueous solutions, sketch of acid-base titrations, oxidation-reduction (calculation of potentials) and precipitation by calculation. Notions of accuracy and precision.

Practical assignments (#6)
Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, precipitation and complexation volumes, as well as a gravimetric analysis by precipitation.

T1 - Determination of a mixture of hydroxide and carbonate anions by the Warder method
T2 - Iodometric assay of hydrogen peroxide
T3 - Titration of a permanganate anion solution
T4 - Gravimetric assay of nickel cation (II)
T5 - Assay of lead (II) cation by chelatometry
T6 - Chloride determination by the Charpentier-Volhard method


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