Modern Instrumental Methods of Analysis

IISc Bangalore Course , Prof. J.R. Mudakavi

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Modern Instrumental Methods of Analysis

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Modern Instrumental Methods of Analysis by Dr. J.R. Mudakavi ,Department of Chemical Engineering, IISC Bangalore. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

This course is designed to familiarize the students with various instrumental methods of chemical analysis that scientists and engineers come across during their course work and research undertakings.
The participants are introduced to the principles of chemical analysis, matrix effects, detailed instrumentation, operation and interpretation of data, error analysis and statistical methods of data handling.
At the end of the course the student would be able to handle the analysis of mg, ppm and ppb levels of analyte by appropriate instrumental methods.
Applications: Chemical analysis of hazardous materials, environmental samples, inorganic, organic and biomaterials at trace and ultra trace quantities.
Introduction to spectroscopic techniques.
UV - Vis Spectrophotometry, Nephelometry, Turbidimetry, Reflectance Spectrometry, Fluorescence, Phosphorescence Spectrometry.
Flame Emission and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Electrothermal AAS, Hydride generation AAS and Flameless mercury analysis.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Analysis.
Infrared spectrometry.
Introduction to X-Ray techniques, XRF.
Introduction to NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
Electroanalytical techniques: Potentiometry, Voltametry, Polarography.
Chromatographic analysis: GC, LC, HPLC, Hyphenated techniques.
Errors, statistical methods of data handling.

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