PMLTEST506A Apply Spectrometric Techniques

Unit Introduction

SimuLab Laboratories Pty. Ltd. is a small laboratory and as a Laboratory Technician your responsibilities include the use of sophisticated spectrometric equipment to perform analytical tests. In the following sections you will concentrate on the principles of operation and testing related to an ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer and an atomic absorption (AAS) spectrometer.

You will also gain exposure to other spectrometric instruments, specifically the mass spectrometer (MS), infra-red (IR) spectrophotometer and the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer.

Your responsibilities extend from preparation to performing the work through to communicating results to the client.

Note that the word ‘spectroscopy’ is commonly used to describe the family of spectrometric techniques. You will find that spectroscopy and its adjective – spectroscopic - will be used frequently in this unit of study.

Link: Prepare for Analytical Procedures Link: Spectroscopic Concepts Link: UV-Vis Spectroscopy - Principles and Analysis Link: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry - Principles and Analysis Link: Structural Elucidation Using IR, NMR and MS Techniques Link: Final Assessment Link: Final Assessment

Getting started
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Biotechnology in Action
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