2023-2024 / CHIM0740-2

Analytical chemistry II - Physicochemical techniques of analysis, Part A


10h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering3 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering (joint-degree programme with the "Université polytechnique de Madrid")3 crédits 


Gauthier Eppe

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Spectral methods of analysis. General technical layout: dispersive systems, detectors. Emission spectrometry: flame, , ICP and ICP-MS. Atomic absorption. Molecular UV-Visible-IR absorption, Raman spectroscopy. Assessment of analytical data, Quality Insurance. Comparison and applications of various methods.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To present with some details the most common analytical methods, on the basis of chemical and physical processes. It is oriented towards qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements by spectral methods, together with an introduction to Quality Insurance.

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, II.1, II.3, III.1, IV.2, IV.3, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3 of the MSc in geological and mining engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of the fundamentals of molecular and atomic spectroscopy

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See below

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Theoretical part: 10h Tuesday afternoon Laboratory work: 30h, second semester: Analysis of a rock; titrimetry, colorimetry, gravimetry.
This laboratory work activity is part of the teaching module and is mandatory. The student who does not participate at the entire activity and/or provided their reports outside the deadlines fixed will not be admitted at the exam.

Recommended or required readings

Notes and copies of transparencies are available for the totality of the course.
Powerpoint slides are available in French and English
The laboratory experiment book is also available 
Reference books: The students can obtain supplementary information, for instance in the excellent book: "ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY by D.A.SKOOG, D.M. WEST and F.J HOLLER. 3rd Edition (2015)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

The evaluation consists in an oral exam in june (one hour of written preparation followed by an oral discussion)

The  distribution on the final score is as follows: 70% for the oral exam; 30% for the laboratory work. Note: if the score of the oral exam is below 10, the results obtained from the laboratory work are not taken into account in the final score.

The same exam procedure is applied in August/September 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Pr. Gauthier Eppe
Institut de Chimie, Bat B6c, Local 1/9A
Tel. +32-4-366.3422
e-mail. g.eppe@uliege.be


Assistant : Maxime Kolkman: maxime.kolkman@uliege.be

Assistant laboratory : Stéphane Luts

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