Proficiency in volumetric analysis is a key skill for chemists in research and industry. This work seeks to `modernise' approaches to volumetric analysis, by relating practical work to vocationally-relevant topics, whilst maintaining the rigor required for satisfactory performance in practical examinations. Written by someone who has experienced both teaching and working as a research chemist, this up to date textbook on practical volumetric analysis will provide the theoretical chemistry associated with volumetric analysis supported by a selection of practicals. There will also be suggestions for a number of investigations which could form the basis of project-based learning or coursework, particularly for those pursing vocational science courses.
Section 1 will consist of three theory chapters, covering preliminary concepts (fundamentals of chemistry, essential quantitative chemistry and concepts of statistics). Section 2 will be divided into four chapters, based on the four main divisions of volumetric analysis (acid-base titrimetry, redox titrimetry, precipitation titrimetry and complexometric titrimetry). Each chapter in this section will start with a review of essential theory, with worked examples and illustrations where appropriate, and end with a selection of laboratory practicals. Each chapter will also contain a number of open-ended investigations, for use in project-based learning or coursework. Section 3 will address more advanced topics and be divided into four chapters (volumetric analysis in industry, further statistical concepts, mathematics of titrimetry and advanced titrimetry). Practical work and suggestions for further reading will be included where appropriate.
Practical Volumetric Analysis is suitable for students taking modules in introductory chemistry and analytical chemistry on undergraduate degree courses as well as providing guidance to non-specialists teaching chemistry.