Analytical Chemistry: A Practical Approach

ISBN : 9780199651719

E. Hywel Evans; Mike E. Foulkes
280 ページ
195 x 265 mm
  • Adopts a practical approach to engage students with the subject in a fully hands-on manner.
  • Provides a clear framework through which students can develop their understanding of analytical chemistry.
  • Includes step-by-step exercises, complemented by extended problems to help students master their problem-solving skills.
  • Reflects the way in which Analytical Chemistry is used in real-world contexts, drawing on examples from environmental analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, biological analysis, and food analysis

Analytical Chemistry: A Practical Approach takes a hands-on approach to analytical chemistry, directly reflecting how chemical analysis is carried out in a range of contexts. It provides students with a clear and easy-to-remember framework through which they can develop their understanding of the analytical process and and draws on a wide range of everyday examples to illustrate the practical application of analytical chemistry, including environmental analysis and food analysis. The authors present students with a range of worked examples, activities and problems to develop the skills of application and problem-solving they will need in the real world.


1: The Analytical Approach: defining the problem
2: Sampling
3: Sample Preparation
4: Instrumental Measurement Techniques
5: Calibration and Quantitation
6: Reference Materials and Standards
7: Basic Statistics
8: Sampling Error
9: Method Validation & Quality Assurance


E. Hywel Evans is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, with 30 years' experience in teaching and research, including 25 years as a Reader in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Plymouth. He has published over 80 scientific papers and edited, contributed to, or co-authored several textbooks on analytical chemistry and spectroscopy.
Mike E. Foulkes was formerly Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Plymouth, with prior experience of working in industry as well as 30 years' experience as a researcher and lecturer in environmental analysis and analytical science.

"An excellent overview of the different techniques available and their applications." -Corey Evans, University of Leicester

"Well-placed and well-contextualised activities allow students to try to implement their reading." - Michael Coffey, Nottingham Trent University

"Clearly written with a great balance of theory and problems." - Panagiotis Manesiotis, Queen's University Belfast