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Concepts of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry EITRawMaterials

About This Course

This course contains two independent modules: Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. Inorganic chemistry module is designed to prepare students for further study in inorganic chemistry or, more generally, employment in physical or materials science fields. The content includes advanced concepts in structure, bonding, and chemical/physical properties of inorganic compounds, understanding of which is central to the study of all areas of chemistry. Analytical chemistry module covers design, operational principles and application of modern instrumental methods used in chemical analysis.

Course material includes an e-book and other materials issued by the teachers. Students will work in small groups on the topic selected.


By the end of the course, the student is expected to

  • have acquired a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry;
  • be able to apply analytical methodology, or
  • the principles of selected instrumental methods in chemical analysis.


  • Basic knowledge on chemistry is required
  • Student can complete the whole course (5 ECTS) or choose independent modules:
    • Inorganic Chemistry as a three weeks intensive course  (2 ECTS) at weeks 36-38;
    • Analytical Chemistry module as a four weeks intensive course (3 ECTS)   at weeks 39-42.

Course Staff

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Satu-Pia Reinikainen

Satu-Pia Reinikainen is a Professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. For the full biographical details, please see.

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Tiina Virtanen

Tiina Virtanen is a junior researcher who works in the LUT Membrane Technology research group and has focused on real-time membrane of membrane fouling and on unveiling fouling mechanisms of ligneous and phenolic compounds. She holds a master's degree in nanoscience, majoring in organic chemistry from University of Jyväskylä