This book has the following 10 chapters:
1. Error Analysis
2. Qualitative Analysis
3. Solubility and Solubility product
4. Separation in Analytical chemistry
5. Quantitative Cchemical analysis
6. Formation of Complex compounds
8. The chemistry of Acids and Bases
9. Principles of Chromatography
10. Analysis using Biochemical Reactivity
The rate at which chemical knowledge is growing at the moment is setting serious problems for lecturers /professors of undergraduate chemistry courses. The situation is specifically difficulty in Analytical Chemistry, where a couple of advances are taking place in instrumental methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis. The general goal of basic analytical chemistry is to enable a learner to identify, quantify and carry out very clear separation of the mixture of compounds. Each of these goals requires the use of differentiating techniques.
True to the concept of analytical chemistry, as the science of chemical measurement, the book begins with a development of mathematical tools which are integral parts of the art and science of chemical analysis. In this book I have carefully chosen some basic materials expected for an introductory analytical course that most curricula should have. These include analytical techniques such as homogeneous solutions, separation by electrolysis, ion exchange chromatography, crystal growth, solubility and pH, gravimetric analysis, sample preparation techniques, complex compounds formation and its analytical applications, acid-base titration, sampling, principles of chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, electro osmosis, biochemical reactivity, enzyme, separation by biochemical and complexation reaction, separation based on both mass and density, as well as capillary gel electrophoresis. Indeed, these methods have special applications in both academic and industrial laboratories, pharmaceuticals, and it is imperative for analytical chemistry students to be thoroughly acquainted with them.
It is true that elements of quantitative chemistry have been universally taught in undergraduate courses. This book intends to serve as a text that will introduce qualitative and quantitative analysis to beginners of analytical chemistry. Indeed, the main focus is on the chemical principles underlying analytical techniques rather than the techniques themselves.
The contents in this book have been intentionally kept brief because of my prejudice against voluminous texts. This will enable the student to take it to whatever place he or she will go, and thus take advantage of that opportunity to study. It is also well known that chemistry is quantitative science, and because of that, examples showing solved questions with their respective answers are given at the end of each chapter. This will allow students to spend adequate time practicing solving questions successfully in basic analytical chemistry. Furthermore, it is assumed that the students will supplement this material by a selective consultation of some of references listed at the end of each chapter.