This course is offered to the BSc. Education (Chemistry and Mathematics), BSc. Education (Chemistry and Biology) and BSc. Biotechnology and Laboratory Science first year students


Credits rating: 2 Credits


Time distribution: Lectures: 30 hours,      Tutorials: 15 hours,          Practical: 45 hours


Course InstructorDr. Mariki, E.


Teaching Timetable: Chemistry & Biology Stream                Chemistry & Mathematics Stream


Examination Timetable: Chemistry & Biology Stream                Chemistry & Mathematics Stream


Course Content

Qualitative analysis:


Ionic equilibria

pH and buffer solutions

Solubility and solubility product, Precipitation and complex formation 

Separation methods.

Quantitative analysis:

Gravimetric methods

Volumetric methods: Acid-base, Precipitation, complexometric, redox and potentiometric titrations;

Sampling techniques


Required Readings

  1. Lema, E., Mwankuna, C. and Elisante, E. (2010). Basic analytical chemistry practical manual: A compendium approach. Department of Physical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture.
  2. Petrucci, R.H., Herring, F.G., Madura, J.D., and Bissonnette, C. (2010). General Chemistry – Principles and modern applications (10th). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc.
  3. Skoog, D.A., West, D.M., Holler, F.J., and Crouch, S.R. (2004). Fundamentals of analytical chemistry (8th). Canada: Thomson Learning, Inc.


Recommended Readings

  1. Atkins, P.W. and Jones, L.L. (2008). Chemical principles: The Quest for insight (4th). New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.
  2. Harvey, D. (2000). Modern analytical chemistry. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  3. Skoog, D.A., Holler, F.J. and Crouch, S.R. (2007). Principles of instrumental analysis (6th). Canada: Thomson Learning, Inc.
  4. Zumdahl, S.S. and Zumdahl, S.A. (2010). Chemistry (8th). Canada: Cengage Learning, Inc.