cod. 00090

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
Antonella CAVAZZA
Academic discipline
Chimica analitica (CHIM/01)
Discipline biotecnologiche con finalità specifiche:chimiche e farmaceutiche
Type of training activity
52 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing students with adequate knowledge on the general organization of a laboratory and specific skills on the technical and practical aspects of chemical analyses. Those knowledge and skills will enable the student to achieve a high degree of autonomy. The student should also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of possible applications in the different fields related to biotechnology. The student will have the basic skills for the presentation of analytical results.


Adequate knowledge of general and organic chemistry, and some basic details about statistics

Course unit content

Introduction to analytical methods.Classification. Mode of expression of concentrations. Criteria for the choice of solvents. Principles of sampling, storage and sample preparation for analysis. Principles and techniques of extraction, isolation and purification of analytes from matrix. Qualitative and quantitative analysis. Definition of limit of detection and quantification. Mode of expression and processing of analytical results; calculation of measurement uncertainty. Calibration curves for quantitative analysis: processing and use. Spectrophotometric methods: theory and applications. UV visible, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence; atomic adsorption. Chromatographic methods: theory and applications. Gaschromatography and HPLC. Mass spectrometry.

Full programme

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K.A. Rubinson, J.F. Rubinson, Chimica Analitica Strumentale, Zanichelli,
Holler, Skoog, Crouch, Chimica Analitica Strumentale, II edizione, EdiSES,
D.S. Hage, J.D. Carr, Chimica Analitica e Analisi Quantitativa, Piccin, 2012.

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures in classroom, delivered with the support of audio-visual projection systems.
Some activities will involves the use of spreadsheets.
Illustration of case studies related to application of analytical approaches to food, cosmetics, biological and environmental fields..

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the objectives of the course will be evaluated by a oral examination focused on open-ended questions to assess understanding of laboratory procedures and the ability of their correct application by the student. The evaluation of the student's preparation is carried out on scale expressed in thirtieth.

Other information

Material used will be available on Elly platform