Instrumental Chemical Analysis

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Theory: 2 hours/week | Tutorials: 1 hour/week | ECTS Units: 4

Content – Aim of the course

The subject of the course Instrumental Chemistry Analysis is to familiarize the students with the modern methods of instrumental chemical analysis. Specifically, the theoretical knowledge emphasizes the principle of each method, its instrumentation, the interpretation of graphs or spectra, as well as the processing of results for qualitative and quantitative measurements.The purpose of the course is to train students on the organization and applications of Analytical Methods, while at the same time investigating:

  • To understand the basic operating parameters on which each method of organic analysis depends.
  • To learn the correct process of measuring, receiving, processing the data and evaluate the results.

Analytical Description of the Course

The course includes two hours of lectures covering the following subject areas and one hour of learning the correct process of measuring, receiving, processing data and evaluating the final results.

  1. Introduction to Instrumental Chemistry Analysis
  2. Experimental errors
  3. Quantification techniques
  4. Introduction to chromatographic analysis techniques
  5. Gas chromatography
  6. High-performance liquid chromatography
  7. Introduction to spectroscopic analysis techniques
  8. Atomic spectroscopy
  9. Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy UV-VIS
  10. Infrared spectroscopy IR
  11. Mass spectroscopy
  12. Polarimetry
  13. Electrochemical methods of analysis


Students are assessed through a midterm test (40%) and a final written exam (60%).

Reading Suggestions

  • Principles of instrumental analysis. Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Timothy A. Nieman, (Translation in Greek:Μ. Ι. Karagiannis, Κ. Η. Eustathiou, Ν. Chaniotakis).Kostaraki Press, 2007
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis. D.C. Harris (Translation in Greek: Ν. Chaniotakis, Μ. Fouskaki, K. Perdikaki, Β. Bambakari, Μ. Chatzimarinaki), University of Crete Press, Heraklio, 2009.
  • Instrumental analysis. T. P. Chatziioannou, .M.A. Kouppari. Publisher: E. Chatziioannou, 1990.
  • Organic Compound Spectroscopy. Infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible, Raman and electronic paramagnetic resonance. Athanasios Balabanidis, Publisher Chemistry Department, University of Athens, Athen, 2006.

Teaching Material / E-class


Dimitris Komiotis (Course Coordinator)

Nikolaos Kollatos