2016 Instrumental Analysis (Chemical Science and Engineering)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Inagi Shinsuke  Nomura Junko  Motokura Ken  Toyoda Sakae  Kitamura Fusao  Wada Hiroyuki  Yoshizawa Michito 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on determination, separation, and structural analysis of chemical compounds for understanding the fundamentals of instrumental analysis in applied chemistry. This course also covers the practical methods in research.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to choose analytical methods appropriately in practical research.


Infrared and Raman spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, Chromatography, Electrochemical analysis, Surface analysis, X-ray structual analysis

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will learn analytical methods in each topic. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems in the topics.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 History of instrumental analysis Explain instrumental analyses used in chemistry.
Class 2 Infrared and Raman spectroscopy Explain fundamental principles and applications of vibrational spectroscopy.
Class 3 Mass spectrometry Determine chemical structures from Mass spectra and the related information.
Class 4 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry Explain basic principles and use of NMR spectroscopy
Class 5 Chromatography Explain the principles of chromatography, and be able to choose appropriate stationary and mobile phases depending on target compounds/samples.
Class 6 Electrochemical analysis Explain the fundamental theory of electrochemical analysis and its application for bio/inorganic materials.
Class 7 Surface analysis Explain principles and applications of SEM, TEM, AFM, SIMS, XPS/ESCA, AES etc.
Class 8 X-ray structual analysis Explain the use of X-ray structual analysis.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Textbook specified by instructors

Assessment criteria and methods

Excercise problems (50%) and a reporting assignment (50%).

Related courses

  • CAP.B201 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory I a/b
  • CAP.B202 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory I b/a
  • CAP.B203 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory II a/b
  • CAP.B204 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory II b/a
  • CAP.B305 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory III

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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