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Unit Overview


This unit draws on material concerning chemical safety and generic workplace skills from CHEM3309 Chemistry in the Workplace. Occupational health and safety issues and legislation relevant to chemical industries in Singapore are discussed in light of local case studies. Material on analytical chemistry is drawn from CHEM2220 Analytical and Physical Chemistry and CHEM3304 Analytical and Physical Chemistry, and includes an introduction to analytical chemistry and sampling methods, gravimetric and titrimetric techniques, electrochemical techniques and spectroscopic techniques. Components of analytical instrumentation are also discussed.

6 points

Students gain knowledge of issues in the chemical workplace such as safety, incident management and use of online databases; and have a theoretical understanding of, and practical experience with, the use of various types of analytical instrumentation commonly used in the chemical industry.


This comprises a two-hour examination (50 per cent); laboratory work and reports (30 per cent); and assignments, presentations and other continuous assessment (20 per cent).

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Duncan Wild
Unit rules
CHEM2210 Structure Determination and Physical Chemistry
CHEM3309 Chemistry in the Workplace
Advisable prior study
CHEM2211 Synthetic and Materials Chemistry
and CHEM2221 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
Contact hours
lectures: 26 hours
labs: 36 hours

Atkins, P. and de Paula, J. Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 8th or 9th edns: Oxford Uuniversity Press 2010

Skoog, D. A., Holler, J., and Crouch, S. R. Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th edn: Thomson, Brooks/Cole 2007

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