Fall 2020 - CHEM 210 D100

STT-Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (2)

Class Number: 8526

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 13, 2020
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Nov 17, 2020
    6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-.



The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. This course has the same lecture component as CHEM 215 but no laboratory work. Students with credit for CHEM 215 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week (for 10 weeks)
Lecture: Asynchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous

The fundamental principles of analytical sciences are introduced in this course. The concepts of sampling, experimental uncertainty, statistical data analysis and calibration will be covered.

The principles of acid-base equilibria in solution are fully developed throughout the course. Complex reaction equilibria involving metal ions and multidentate ligands are treated from the perspective of individual species measurement. Titrimetric and electroanalytical techniques (e.g. potentiometry, coulometry, and voltammetry) for solution species are discussed.

The analytical instrumentation methods: atomic spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) will also be briefly introduced.    

Lecture Topics:
Fundamentals of chemical analysis
Gravimetric analysis
Solution equilibria
Titrimetric methods
Gas chromatography
Atomic spectroscopy
Electroanalytical methods


  • LON-CAPA Assignments 10%
  • In-Class Quizzes (Canvas) 10%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam (LON-CAPA) 55%


Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.



Required Materials:

  • Scientific calculator
Technology Requirements:
  • Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.


Daniel C. Harris. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 9th Edition, 2016. Publishers: W. H. Freeman & Company.
ISBN: 9781319117313


Alternative to Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Daniel C. Harris, you may use the following text: 

Skoog, West, Holler, Crouch. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry. 9th Edition, 2014. Publishers: Cengage Learning.
ISBN: 9781285607191

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).