University of Technology Sydney

65306 Analytical Chemistry 1

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
Requisite(s): 65212 Chemistry 2 OR 65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)


In this subject students are introduced to key instrumental and statistical concepts, and develop the laboratory skills that underpin analytical chemistry. The subject presents statistical methods for data analysis, as well as theoretical and practical experience in standard analytical methods such as chromatography; mass spectrometry (MS); infra-red (IR) spectroscopy; ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy; and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Students gain an understanding of these techniques and become proficient in interpretation of their spectra to use for problem-solving strategies for elucidating the structure of unknown compounds. Students also become proficient in the statistical evaluations of an analytical data set.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.