Analytical chemistry

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/01 CHIM/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to teach: (a) the fundamentals and applications of the most common techniques of instrumental chemical analysis; (b) analytical procedures suitable for various classes of artistic and archaeological materials; (c) basic information about advanced techniques currently applied in the investigation of cultural heritage materials.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able to solve analytical problems of intermediate difficulty, especially regarding cultural heritage materials, developing an analytical procedure and interpreting the resulting experimental data.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The lessons will take place remotely, mainly in syncronous mode according to the scheduled timetable. All information to access them (link etc.) will be reported on the website of the course at the beginning of the semester.
If it will not be possible to perform the exams as described in this Syllabus, the tests will take place remotely always in written form, according to the instructions that will be published in the website at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Fundamentals and applications of: absorption and emission atomic spectroscopy; multivariate data analysis; UV-visible molecular absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence; IR and Raman spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction; SEM-EDX; GC and HPLC; mass spectrometry and GC-MS. Practical demonstrations of the application of the various techniques to materials of artistic or archaeological interest.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of the fundamentals of general and inorganic chemistry is required.
Teaching methods
The teaching is based on frontal lessons.
The web page of the course is http://sbrunica.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/home/Default.aspx.
Teaching Resources
The reference material is constituted by the slides of the lessons, made available on the web page of the course.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists in a written test including 6 questions with open-ended but short answers about the fundamentals of the analytical techniques described in the lessons and 4 questions, always with open-ended but short answers, about specific analytical problems regarding materials of artistic or archaeological interest. To each correct answer 3 points will be assigned. A sufficient result will be reached if at least 12 points are obtained in the first group of 6 questions and at least 6 points in the second group of 4 questions. The exam lasts one hour and a quarter.
The results, expressed in a scale from 1 to 30, are communicated by the electronic service Vweb.
CHIM/01 - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
CHIM/12 - CHEMISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE - University credits: 0
Lessons: 72 hours
Professor: Bruni Silvia
Professor(s)