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    Unit I: Sampling and Statistical Analysis of data

    At the end of this unit the student should be able to:

    - Define and use the concept of sampling in quantitative chemical analy- sis.

    - Define and distinguish the various types of errors encountered in quanti- tative experimental measurements.

    - Explain the difference between between accuracy and precision.

    - Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data involving descriptive statistics.

    UNIT II: Fundamentals of volumetric chemical analysis, Acid-Base Reactions & Titrations

    At the end of this unit the student should be able to:

    - Identify acids and bases using the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis concepts of acids and bases.

    - Use acid-base theories to distinguish between strong and weak acid/ base.

    - Use the concept of diprotic and polyprotic acid equilibria to do related calculations.

    - Explain the basic concepts of acid-base equilibria and carry out associated calculations.

    - Apply the general principles of chemical equilibrium to precipitation, acid-base, complexation, reactions and titrations.

    - Define and apply the principles and steps involved in acid-base equilibriaand solubility equilibria

    - Evaluate the pH in the course of acid-base titrations.

    Unit III: Redox reactions and titrations

    At the end of the unit the student should be able to:

    - Define and describe the concept of redox reactions, with examples.

    - Write balanced net ionic reactions for Oxidation/Reduction equations.

    - Carry out Redox-type titration experiments and associated calculations.

    Unit IV: Complex-ion equilibria and complexometric titrations

    At the end of the unit the student will be able to:

    - Define and understand the use of terminologies relevant in complex ionequilibria.

    - Describe and explain the fundamental principles of complex equilibria and stepwise equilibrium reactions.

    - Apply the principles of chemical equilibria to complexometric titra- tions.

    - Carry out complexometric titrations and related calculations.

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    UNIT I: Sampling and Statistical Analysis of data

    - Explain the notion of Sampling as an integral part of Analytical Methods of Analysis.

    - Identify and describe the sources of sampling error.

    - Have a knowledge of some important basic principles of error analysis.

    - Identify and discuss the various types and sources of experimental errors.

    - Explain and use the concept ofsignificant figures.

    - Define and distinguish betweenabsolute vs. relative error; random vs. systematic error;

    - Describe the relationship between error and probability.

    - Apply simple statistics and error analysis to determine the reliability of analytical chemical procedures.

    - Clearly and correctly report measurements and the uncertainties in them.

    UNIT II: Fundamentals of Volumetric Chemical Analysis, Acid/Base Equilibria & Titrations

    - Perform stoichiometry & titration calculations.

    - Use equilibrium constants for acid base reactions.

    - Distinguish between equivalence and end point, blank and back titrations.

    - Have a working knowledge of endpoint detection and its significance.

    - Explain weak acid/base dissociations.

    - Explain and sketch precisely thetitration curves (pH profiles) ofdifferent types of acid-base reactions.

    - Explain the concept of diprotic acid/ base neutralizations.

    - Identify some common acid-base indicators and be able to specify which ones to use for various titrations.

    UNIT III: Redox Reactions and Titrations

    - Define Oxidation/Reduction Reactions,Oxidation and Reduction, Oxidation numbers.

    - Define Oxidizing and Reducing agentswith Examples.

    - Assign oxidation numbers based on the Rules of assignment.

    - Know the steps needed to balance Oxidation/Reduction reactions in acidic and basic solutions.

    - Carry out oxidation/Reduction titration experiments and related calculations.

    UNIT IV: Complex-ion equilibria and complexometric titrations

    - Understand the concept of stepwise Equilibrium processes.

    - Define and discuss Polyprotic acidequilibria and titrations.

    - Understand the concept of Complexo metric Titrations and their applications.

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