This lecture guide in Chemistry 147 – Analytical Chemistry I has been made and produced in response to the need of the students in the new normal scheme in tertiary education particularly at the Visayas State University (VSU), Philippines. This modular form of instruction caters all students enrolled in this subject who opted for an asynchronous type of learning by which on-line virtual instruction cannot be met because of some insufficiencies on the part of the students. This learning guide is perceived to be far from being complete or perfect; however, it is assured that this piece of labor is made following some set of standards for the students to learn the concepts and theories in Analytical Chemistry independently in their respective home environments. It is therefore assumed that the students should  religiously read and do their assigned tasks even with their limited resources within the prescribed time, and if ever questions, clarifications, or dilemma may arise, the students have to interact with his/her teacher through his/her phone number, email or any social media accounts.

Analytical Chemistry maybe a challenging course for most of us, but I can assure you that there is also fun in learning the subject. Distance Modular instruction seems to be tasking and taxing but the reward at the end is great. Please bear in mind that independent learning is only achieved if you do your part responsibly. The fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry cannot just be learned from textbooks. Try to extend your resources by tapping on-line materials such as e-books, tutorial sites, You Tube and the like.

Analytical Chemistry I introduces you the basic foundations of analytical chemistry. It focuses on concepts and theories of chemical equilibrium necessary for the understanding and appreciation of the classical methods of chemical analysis. In here, volumetric, titrimetric and gravimetric methods (Wet Methods) are given more emphasis. It is hoped that the laboratory part of this subject should be done hands-on rather than being virtual because the workplace of a future chemist requires it.


Apply the concepts of organic structural theory to explain and predict the physical properties and chemical reactivity of organic molecules ranging from simple organic compounds to macromolecules and biomolecules

. Identify organic compounds, give their IUPAC names, and draw the molecular structures of this compounds.

Use molecular models/softwares for conformational analysis and stereochemical projections of chiral compounds.

Recognize stereochemical differences, i.e. subtle differences in the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules which affect optical, physical and chemical properties; assign the configuration at each chiral center in an asymmetric molecule.

Apply chemical methods and spectroscopic techniques such as UV- Visible, IR, NMR, MS for the analysis of simple organic compounds.

Antiderivative and antidifferentiation; definite integral and definite integration; functions and their inverses; technique of integration; indeterminate forms and improper integrals; applications of definite integrals; multiple integration and its application