Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 2 Code 610G01014
Study programme
Grao en Química
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Third Obligatory 6
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Química
Prieto Blanco, Maria del Carmen
Andrade Garda, Jose Manuel
Gonzalez Castro, Maria Jose
Prieto Blanco, Maria del Carmen
General description Aprendizaxe dos fundamentos básicos, problemas, ventaxas e xestión dalgunhas técnicas analíticas instrumentais. Específicamente, abordaranse: técnicas electroanalíticas, técnicas cromatográficas (cromatografía de gases e de líquidos), electroforesis capilar, análises enzimática e inmunoquímica.

Aprendizaje de los fundamentos básicos, problemas, ventajas y gestión de algunas técnicas analíticas instrumentales. Específicamente, se abordarán: técnicas electroanalíticas, técnicas cromatográficas (cromatografía de gases y de líquidos), electroforesis capilar, análisis enzimático e inmunoquímico.

The basics, advantages and typical limitations, as well as normal working protocols on several analytical techniques are to be presented. In particular: electroanalytical, chromatographic (gases and liquids), capillary electrophoresis, and enzymatic and immunologic analyes.
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos
Non se realizarán cambios.
2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen
-Sesión maxistral
-Proba mixta

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican
-Prácticas de laboratorio. Serán substituídas por prácticas virtuais baseadas nas prácticas de docencia presencial, presentando exemplos reais e incidindo nos cálculos numéricos e na valoración cuali- e cuantitativa dos resultados.
-Traballos en grupo.

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado

Correo electrónico. Os estudantes poderán facer consultas ou titorías individuais a través do correo electrónico sempre que o precisen.
Moodle. En cada sesión maxistral, seminario e prácticas virtuais animase aos estudantes a consultar dúbidas a través do foro.

4. Modificacións na avaliación
Prácticas virtuais (35%). Serán avaliadas a través dos informes que deben entregar os alumnos no Moodle (ferramenta denominada tarefa) nos que se responderán ás cuestións relacionadas coas actividades indicadas e cálculos propostos.
Traballos en grupo (20%). Auto-avaliación continua supervisada de traballos en grupo sobre os coñecementos teóricos.
Proba mixta (45%). Realizarase unha proba para avaliar os coñecementos adquiridos e o seu manexo. Nesta proba haberá cuestións de tipo teórico e exercicios numéricos, as cales avaliarán os contidos das sesións maxistrais e seminarios.
*Observacións de avaliación:
Tódalas recollidas no apartado de observacións da guía docente. Con respecto ás novas metodoloxías, a cualificación destas acadada na primeira oportunidade conservarase na segunda oportunidade de xullo. No caso de non telas superadas, os alumnos terán a oportunidade de mellorar a cualificación asociada con preguntas relacionadas na segunda oportunidade (proba obxectiva).
5. Modificacións da bibliografía ou webgrafía
Na biblioteca da UDC tense acceso a unha parte de bibliografía recomendada mediante os recursos electrónicos. Ademais, na plataforma Moodle iranse colocando documentos de apoio para o estudo e realización dos traballos.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A7 Knowledge and application of analytical methods
A15 Ability to recognise and analyse new problems and develop solution strategies
A16 Ability to source, assess and apply technical bibliographical information and data relating to chemistry
A17 Ability to work safely in a chemistry laboratory (handling of materials, disposal of waste)
A19 Ability to follow standard procedures and handle scientific equipment
A20 Ability to interpret data resulting from laboratory observation and measurement
A21 Understanding of qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical problems
A22 Ability to plan, design and develop projects and experiments
A23 Critical standards of excellence in experimental technique and analysis
A24 Ability to explain chemical processes and phenomena clearly and simply
A26 Ability to follow standard laboratory procedures in relation to analysis and synthesis of organic and inorganic systems
B1 Learning to learn
B2 Effective problem solving
B3 Application of logical, critical, creative thinking
B4 Working independently on own initiative
B5 Teamwork and collaboration
C1 Ability to express oneself accurately in the official languages of Galicia (oral and in written)
C3 Ability to use basic information and communications technology (ICT) tools for professional purposes and learning throughout life
C6 Ability to assess critically the knowledge, technology and information available for problem solving
C7 Acceptance as a professional and as a citizen of importance of lifelong learning

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
- Explain adequately the basics and processes related to some fundamental analytical techniques. - Understand their fundamentals, instruments, advantages and limitations. - Get, evaluate and use any source of technical information related to these techniques. - Design and develop strategies to solve analytical problems. - Select the most adequate analytical technique for each particular situation. - Interpret the analytical data. - Get critical thinking about the experimental work A7
To get skills in the laboratory most common tasks. In particular: - to evaluate and use bibliographical information related to the analytical techniques. - to design and to develop strategies to solve problems. - to interpret the analytical data and the experimental results. - to develop a critical attitute during the experimental work. A15

Topic Sub-topic
Chapter 1: Electroanalytical techniques Fundamentals of the potentiometric measurements.
Fundamentals of polarography and voltamperometry.
Electrochemical sensors.
Numerical exercises
Chapter 2: Chromatographic techniques Fundamentals of gas chromatography.
Fundamentals of liquid chromatography.
Numerical exercises
Chapter 3: Electrophoretical techniques Fundamentals of the electrophoresis
Chapter 4: Enzimatic and inmunochemical techniques Fundamentals of the enzimatic techniques
Fundamentals of the inmunochemical techniques
Laboratory classes In total, 20 hours of laboratory classes will be given. They will show the most relevant issues of the instrumentation studied in this subject, taking into account the infrastructure limitations of the Faculty.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Laboratory practice A7 A16 A17 A19 A20 A22 A23 A26 B3 B4 B5 C3 C6 20 10 30
Mixed objective/subjective test A7 A20 A21 A24 B2 C1 3 0 3
Seminar A15 A16 A20 A21 B1 B2 C7 7 24.5 31.5
Guest lecture / keynote speech A7 A15 A21 A22 A23 A24 B3 C6 C7 21 63 84
Personalized attention 1.5 0 1.5
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Laboratory practice It is inteded that the student works with the analytical techniques studied in the theoretical lessons, taking into account the infrastructure limitations of the Faculty. A laboratory notebook (logbook) has to be kept by the student in order to address his/her practical lessons.
The use of leaflets will not be allowed anyway and its use will strongly penalize the final score. A formal notebook has to be used instead.
Mixed objective/subjective test The test to evaluate the knowlege gained by the student will include both theoretical and numerical questions. The former will consist mainly in short questions and one or two questions to be developed longer. They will evaluate the theoretical classes and the seminars. An exam will be made at the end of the first chapters so that (if passed) the student can simplify the first official exam.
Seminar Seminars will be mostly devoted to solve numerical excercises. They must be tried previously by the students so that the seminars would be devoted mainly to solve their doubts.
Guest lecture / keynote speech The conceptual basis of the different analytical techniques considered in the subject will be reviewed and explained. The underlying chemical, physical or biological bases will be presented. The basic instrumental equipments will be studied and discussed.

Personalized attention
Laboratory practice
Students may solve their doubts both during the theoretical classes and the seminars. However, dedicated attention can be obtained in special attention hours (tutorships) which will be agreed between the student and the teacher.

Students being recognized officially as partial-time and entitled not to attend the lectures will be attended in a tutorships regime (set hour with teacher in advance).

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Laboratory practice A7 A16 A17 A19 A20 A22 A23 A26 B3 B4 B5 C3 C6 Daily evaluation: actitude, order, attention, correct experimental work, correct answers.
At the end, a general evaluation will be undergone using the student's laboratory notebook.
Guest lecture / keynote speech A7 A15 A21 A22 A23 A24 B3 C6 C7 Actitude and degree of participation of the student in the classes.
Seminar A15 A16 A20 A21 B1 B2 C7 Actitude and degree of participation of the student in the classes. Degree of preparation of the numerical exercises before the seminars. Performing of group works that can be assigned.
Mixed objective/subjective test A7 A20 A21 A24 B2 C1 Correctness and adequacy in the responses to the theoretical questions.
Correct solution to the numerical exercises. Calculations and final exact result.
Assessment comments

To pass the subject two basic requisites will be mandatory: (i) attendance to all the activities planned for the subject and (ii) get a minimum score on all (and each) activities (5 point out of 10). The test will consists of two parts containing theoretical questions and numerical exercises. Each of these two parts are evaluated separately. In order to compesate some of the parts, a minimum qualification of 4 points out of 10 must be obtained in each of the them.

The subject will not be passed in case the student shows errors in the
presentation of the equilibria, estechiometric calculations and / or
formulation of chemical equations

After finishing the first chapters, an optional objective test will be carried out (one including theoretical questions and the other with numerical exercises) so that the students passing it (score of 5, out of ten, in each part) may reduce the amount of chapters to be studied for the first examination (first opportunity, May-June).

Accordingly, all the scores must yield a minimum sum of 5 (out of 10). However, note that the subject will not be aproved (even when the overall sum exceeds 5) if a particular score does not reach 4. In this case, the final score of the subject will be "fail" (score = 4).

The "Not presented" score will be obtained in case the student makes less than 25% of the academic activities.

Note that "continuous evaluation" means that the second opportunity of July is a second opportunity for the exam (Mixed/subjective test). Following, the scores of the laboratory classes, seminars, etc. obtained previously will be maintained. The score of the new exam will substitute that from the first opportunity, with the same criteria.

For next courses, no score will be maintained and all activities will have to be repeated.

The maxixum score (10, Matricula de Honor) will be obtained by pupils doing the second exam (July) only if that score was not given in the first exam (May-June), according to the Administrative requirements.

Students being recognized officially as partial-time and entitled not to attend the lectures will be evaluated considering only the scores obtained in the objective tests (75%) and the laboratory practices (25%). This applies to both opportunities

Sources of information
Basic RUBINSON, K.A.; RUBINSON, J.J. (2001). Análisis instrumental. Madrid, Prentice Hall
HARRIS, D.C. (2007). Análisis químico cuantitativo. Barcelona, Reverté
SKOOK, D.A.; WEST, D.M.; HOLLER, F.J. (1996). Fundamentos de química analítica (volumen 2). Barcelona, Reverté
ANDRADE ET AL. (2017). Problems of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry. London, World Scientific Publication
CHRISTIAN, G.D. (2004). Química analítica (6a edición). México, McGraw Hill
CELA, R.; LORENZO, R.A.; CASAIS, M.C. (2002). Técnicas de separación en química analítica. Madrid, Síntesis

Complementary KELLNER, R (Editor) (2004). Analytical chemistry. Winheim, Willey
SKOOG, D.A.; HOLLER, F.J.; NIEMAN, T.A. (2001). Principios de análisis instrumental (5a edición). Madrid, McGraw Hill

Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before
General Chemistry 1/610G01007
General Chemistry 2/610G01008
General Chemistry 3/610G01009
Chemistry Laboratory 1/610G01010
Analytical Chemistry 1/610G01011
Analytical Chemistry 2/610G01012
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 1/610G01013
Chemistry Laboratory 2/610G01032

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus
Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics/610G01015
Environment and Quality/610G01037

Other comments

To avoid the problems mentioned in Assessment, the student should be aware of the need of have been studied (and passed) other subjects; at the very least: QA1, QA2, Laboratorio de Química y QAI1

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.