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Tutorials in Analytical Chemistry


Montage of overlayed photographs showing PowerPoint images and photographs of laboratory operations.
Video topics in chemical metrology
Credit: Lane Sander

The following videos and corresponding narrated PowerPoint presentations are provided for training and education in chemical metrology. Each presentation provides an introduction to different aspects of laboratory operations for the analysis of complex matrix samples. Topics include theory and practice of liquid chromatography, sample extraction and processing, data treatment, and practical aspects of quantitative analysis. Most of the presentations contain a mixture of PowerPoint slides and video segments to illustrate basic principles and procedures for each topic.  The same content is provided in the video and PowerPoint formats, and the files are freely downloadable (MP4 video files can be downloaded from within the video player application). 



Topic Links
Laboratory Operations and Sample Processing
Use of Analytical Balances  Video N/A
Volumetric Transfer of Liquids  Video PowerPoint
Determination of Liquid Density  Video PowerPoint
Preparation of Calibration Solutions Video PowerPoint
Soxhlet Extractions  Video PowerPoint
Pressurized Fluid Extraction  Video PowerPoint
Solid Phase Extraction  Video PowerPoint
Sample Concentration and Processing  Video PowerPoint
Preparation of Botanical Reference and Control Materials Video N/A
Liquid Chromatography
Liquid Chromatography: Introduction and Instrumentation  Video PowerPoint
Plumbing for Liquid Chromatography  Video PowerPoint
Liquid Chromatography Column Theory and Technology  Video PowerPoint
Preparation of Liquid Chromatographic Columns Video N/A
Liquid Chromatography: Introduction to Method Development  Video PowerPoint
Troubleshooting Liquid Chromatographic Instrumentation and Methods  Video PowerPoint
Principles of Quantitation: Chromatography Video PowerPoint
Chemical Metrology
Calibration Video PowerPoint
Gravimetric and Volumetric Based Quantitation Video PowerPoint
Analytical Method Validation Video PowerPoint
Quality Management Systems in Analytical Chemistry Video PowerPoint
ABACUS (online statistical software package) Video PowerPoint
Seminars and Demonstrations
Demonstration: What is Chromatography All About? Video PowerPoint
Demonstration: Chromatographic Separation of Food Dyes Video N/A
Seminar:  Progress Towards an Understanding of Shape Recognition in Liquid Chromatography Video PowerPoint
Seminar:  Structure and Function of Chromatographic Surfaces Video N/A






Contributions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Not subject to copyright.  Certain commercial equipment, instruments, or materials are identified to specify adequately the experimental procedure. Such identification does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, nor does it imply that the materials or equipment identified are the best available for the purpose.

These presentations reflect the views of the author and should not be construed as representing NIST’s views or policies.

Created November 14, 2016, Updated November 1, 2023