Spring 2022 - CHEM 210 D100

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (2)

Class Number: 1462

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 2200, Burnaby

    Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 4150, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 10, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

    Mar 24, 2022
    6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

    Apr 25, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • 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 for 9 weeks; 1 tutorial hour/week 
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby campus
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus


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 concepts of solution equilbria (solubility, acid-base and complex) and activity 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.

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

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


  • Homework 10%
  • iClicker 10%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 50%


Exam Dates:

  • Exam 1 (30%): Thursday, February 10th, 2022, 6:30PM-8:20PM
  • Exam 2 (50%): Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 6:30PM-9:20PM



Required Materials:

  • Scientific calculator


Daniel C. Harris. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 10th Edition, 2019. Publishers: W. H. Freeman & Company.
ISBN: 9781319274023


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 spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.