Spring 2022 - CHEM 216 LA01

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Class Number: 1463

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCC 8055, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122 and CHEM 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 210.



Experiments in analytical chemistry, including analysis of solution samples, titrimetric and electroanalytical methods. This course has the same laboratory component as CHEM 215. 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:
4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: In-person at Burnaby campus 

Theory Guides and Experiment Decides

The fundamental principles of analytical sciences are verified in this course. The concepts of sampling, experimental uncertainty, statistical data analysis and calibration covered in the lectures will be put into practice in laboratory sessions. 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 (e.g. acid-base, EDTA) and electroanalytical techniques (e.g. potentiometry and voltammetry) for solution species are performed.

Laboratory Experiments:
Sampling, Calibration, Gravimetry, Thermogravimetry, Titrimetry, Potentiometry, Voltammetry, Atomic Spectroscopy, GC-MS and GC.


  • Pre-Lab Assignments 10%
  • Lab Pop Quizzes 5%
  • Laboratory 60%
  • Final Exam 25%


Attendance of In-Person Laboratory Sessions: It is mandatory for students to attend all in-person laboratory sessions. If you are unable to attend an in-person laboratory session due to illness, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.



Required Materials:

  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Precautions: Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory in Chemistry for all in-person laboratory sessions. Additional PPE and precautionary measures may be required during in-person laboratory sessions based on the recommendations of the University and provincial health officials.


Lab manuals will be distributed before the laboratory sessions.


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

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.