Forensic Sci.

Forensic Chemistry I2

Química Forense I

Curse code:8059114

Maria Alexandra Sardinha Bernardo

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

Through this course students must acquire the basic knowledge in molecular behavior needed to improve their comprehension on the chemical and physical events. This course is design to include laboratory lessons were students should experience and understand the most common techniques used in the modern chemistry laboratory.
Students must also become familiar with quantitative analytical chemistry calculations and appropriate selection along with the execution of available laboratory procedures.

The following competencies should be acquired at the end of this course:

  • Laboratory experience.
  • Critical and analytical judgment.
  • Information managing skills (careful assembly, collection and interpretation of gathered material).
  • Skills in handling new problems.
  • Proper argument capacities.
  • Ability to learn engaging in individual and teamwork.
  1. Principles of Forensic Chemistry.
  2. Brief review of basic concepts of molecules and physical states of matter.
  3. Purification of solid.
  4. Extraction.
  5. Purification of liquids.
  6. Chromatography.
  7. Introduction to chemical analysis.
  8. Complexometry.
  9. Oxidation-reduction.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Bell S (2006) Forensic Chemistry, New Jersey: Pearson Educacion, SA. ISBN 0-321-56657-2
  • Reger D (1997) Química: princípios e aplicações, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. ISBN 972-31-0773-2
  • Skoog DA (2004) Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, 8th ed., Belmont, CA: Thomson-Brooks/Cole. ISBN 13: 978-0-534-41797-0



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