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Course name:
Analytical Chemistry 3

Academic year:


Attendance requirements:

101A2 + 301H2



Study level:

basic academic studies

Study programme:

Chemistry: 2. year, summer semester, compulsory course


Dragan D. Manojlović, Ph.D.
full professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Dalibor M. Stanković, Ph.D.
assistant professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Ilija N. Cvijetić, Ph.D.
assistant with PhD, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Slađana Z. Đurđić, Ph.D.
assistant, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Hours of instruction:

Weekly: three hours of lectures + six hours of labwork (3+0+6)


To introduce students to the principles of basic electrochemical (conductometry, potentiometry, electrolysis and polarography) and optical methods (UV/VIS-spectrophotometry, flame photometry and atomic absorption), (ICP-OES inductively coupled plasma and ICP MS). Apart from that, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the analysis of real samples. They will be instructed on how to choose the most appropriate instrumental methods depending on the type of the sample and how to use the computer to process the obtained experimental data and write reports. Within this course students will also learn about the fundamentals of speciation analysis in the environment.


After completing this course, students will be able to work independently and use the appropriate instrumental techniques with the relevant knowledge which will enable them to select the most appropriate way to take and store the samples and to choose the right instrumental method to achieve the required sensitivity and reliability of determination. Apart from that, students will be able to work with available software packages which are used in instrumental chemical analysis.

Teaching methods:

Lectures and experimental (group and individual) exercises.

Extracurricular activities:

As their extracurricular activity, students are obliged to finish drawing graphs and complete each group and individual exercise in case they have not finished the exercises in the class. Apart from that, students are expected to prepare for defending both group and individual exercises.


Main coursebooks:

  • M. Todorović, V. Antonijević, P. Đurđević: Optical methods, Belgrade
  • D. Manojlović, J. Mutić, D. Šegan: Fundamentals of electroanalytical chemistry, FC, Belgrade, 2010.
  • D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler: Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, Croatia, 1999.
  • Instructions for group and individual exercises.

Supplementary coursebooks:

  • M. Todorović, V. Antonijević: Collection of problems from instrumental analysis
  • Ľ. Jovanović: Electroanalytical chemistry, TMF, Beograd, 1986.
  • Filipovic, Sabioncello: Laboratory Manual, Prvi deo - knjiga druga, Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method


5 points (3 hours a week)


1. Classification of instrumental methods. Introduction to electrochemistry. Conductometry.

2-3. Potentiometry - general principles and application.

4. Potentiometric titrations.

5-6. Electrolysis and coulometry.

7-8. Voltammetry and polarography.

9. Pulse methods.

10. Introduction to optical methods.

11. Emission methods. Flame photometry.

12. Absorption methods. Colorimetry and spectrophotometry (UV/VIS).

13. Atomic-absorption spectrophotometric methods (flame techniques, hydride techniques, graphite furnace). Application of instrumental methods in the analysis of real samples.

14. ICP-OES.

15. Speciation.


20 points (6 hours a week)


1-3. Group exercises in conductometry; A progress test in conductometry; Conductometric titrations: precipitation or acid-base.

4-6. Group exercises in potentiometry; A progress test on potentiometry; Direct potentiometry: pH measurement; potentiometric titrations: precipitation or acid-base.

7-9. Group exercises in electrolysis; A progress test on electrolysis; Electrogravimetric determination of copper (slow electrolysis) or lead (rapid electrolysis); Coulometric titration of HCl.

10-11. Group exercises in polarography; A progress test on polarography.

12-14. Group exercises in optical methods; A progress test on optical methods.

15. An additional class which will be held in case there is a need to make up for some of the classes.


25 points

Written exam:

25 points

Oral exam:

25 points

Mon Jun 13 12:32:16 2022

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