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CUSA1021 Analysis in Modern Chemistry 現代化學分析

Key facts for Summer 2019:

Date:   7 - 9, 10* August 2019
Time:   7-8 August 2019 : 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
9 August 2019 : 2:00pm-5:00pm
10 August 2019*: 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,000.00
Lecturer:  

Dr. Wing Fat CHAN (Department of Chemistry, CUHK)
Dr. CHEUNG Yu San (Department of Chemistry, CUHK)
Dr. Kendrew K.W. MAK (Department of Chemistry, CUHK)

Course Outline:   Download HERE

 

* This date is reserved for make-up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.

 

Introduction:

This course aims at introducing the basic concepts and techniques in carrying out chemical analysis by using various modern spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments. Students will learn how to use modern instruments to determine the amounts of substances present in a mixture down to part per million levels (ppm), and identify the structure of a compound. Techniques such as infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography will be covered. This course will also discuss some common standard practices of collecting and preparing samples for laboratory testing, the accreditation system in testing laboratories. This course includes lectures and hand-on experimental sessions.

本課程旨在介紹化學分析中所用到的現代光譜和色譜儀器的基本概念和技術。學生將學習使用該等儀器來分析濃度水平低至百萬分之一的物質,並確定化合物的結構。課程內容包括紅外線光譜法、質譜分析法、紫外−可見光譜法、核磁共振、氣相色譜法及高效能液相色譜法的操作技巧,以及化驗工作中的收集及製備樣本的常用標準技巧和香港化驗室所實行的認可系統。課程以講課及實驗形式進行。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Recognize the applications of chemistry in quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis;
  2. Understand the principles of various spectroscopic techniques for identification of molecular structures;
  3. Understand the principles of the spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for composition analysis;
  4. Acquire hands-on experience in quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis with modern spectrometers.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Essays / Assignments
  2. Lab Report / Worksheet
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1.25
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
 
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S5-S6.
Organising period:   Summer 2011; Summer 2012; Summer 2013; Summer 2014; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2018 Summer 2019
Application method:   SAYT Online application