Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10420402E11706INTRODUCTION TO CHROMATOGRAPHYElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective is to provide an introductory knowledge to chromatographic seperations. The classification of chromatographic systems and basic components of gas chromatograph are given.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. F. Nil Ertaş
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to describe common procedures and techniques used in sample preparation prior to the chromatographic seperations
2Gain an ability to interpret the function of the basic components of an chromatograph and principles underlying the method
3Be able to choose proper conditions and parts such as the column, detector and injectors for a particular chromatographic analysis
4Be able to compare and interpret the advantages or limitations of detector systems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic principles of the common procedures and techniques used in sample preparation prior to the chromatographic seperations are given. Fundamentals of chromatography and common components of a chromatographic instrument, application areas of gas and liquid chromatography will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Fundamentals of chromatographic separations. Classification of chromatoghraphic methods according to the mobile phase.
2Common procedures used for sample preparation prior to the chromatographic separations.
3Principles of extraction. Volatilization and hydrophobicity of an analyte. Acid-base equlibria and distribution of organic compounds between two phases.
4Sorption mechanism and solid phase extraction. Sorbent selection and methodology.
5Solid phase micro extraction and its applications.
6Other extraction tecniques and method comparison
7Fundamental concepts in Gas chromatography.
8Midterm exam
9Columns used in gas chromatographic seperations.
10Types of injectors
11Gas chromatographic detectors and their comparison
12Applications of gas chromatography
13Optimization and calibration studies in chromatography.
14Project presentation
15Project presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, Ed. Somenath Mitra, John Wiley &Sons, 2003 Modern Analytical Chemistry, David Harvey, Mc Graw Hill, 2000 Analytical Gas Chromatography, W. Jennings, E. Mittlefehldt, P. Stremple, Academic Pres, 1997 Basic GC, H.M. McNair, J.M. Miller, John Wiley &Sons, 1998
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11616
Final Examination11616
Attending Lectures14228
Project Presentation11414
Individual Study for Homework Problems4416
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
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