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CHEM3190 Chromatography and Analytical Separation

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr R J Ansell

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 in Chemistry or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of modern techniques of chromatographic and electrically-driven separations;
- select the appropriate method for given applications, including pharmaceutical, environmental and industrial situations;
- Summarise a published paper on one application of separation methods.


- Chromatography
- General theory of chromatographic resolution. The Chromatographic column.
- Chromatographic detectors. Gas chromatography with packed and capillary columns
- High Performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Size-exclusion chromatography. Ion chromatography.
- Electrically driven separations
- Gel electrophoresis. Capillary electrophoresis: theory and techniques. Micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Capillary electrochromatography.
- Applications
- Chiral separations. Analysis of proteins.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class61.006.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

35 hours - reading for lectures
6 hours - examples class preparation
6 hours - report preparation
9 hours - online assessments
22 hours - preparation for exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Performance on web-based exercises (on-line assessment).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Workshort literature exercise7.50
Online Assessment1 web-based exercise7.50
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins85.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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