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The definitive source of course information remains the original (paper) syllabus distributed in class.



LYCOMING COLLEGE                                      David A. Franz 
CHEMISTRY 332W      ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 1996        HBC 232

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A study of the fundamental methods of gravimetric, volumetric and elementary instrumental analysis together with practice in laboratory techniques and calculations of these methods. Writing intensive. Prerequisite: Chem 111 or consent of instructor.

CLASS HOURS:
Lecture; Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m., Room 215
Recitation, Quiz Period; Friday, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m., Room 215
Lab; Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 207

OFFICE HOURS:
11:00-12:00 and 1:00 - 2:00 MWF, or by appointment, or just stop by
Office phone: 321-4181 Home: 326-7594 E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu

MATERIALS:
Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 4th Ed., Daniel C. Harris (Freeman)
Bound lab notebook with quadrille pages. Instructions to be distributed.
Safety glasses, long pants required; apron or coat recommended; no bare feet or sandals in lab.
Calculator with logarithmic and exponential (and hopefully statistical) functions.

HOUR EXAMS: (Subject to change by unanimous class decision):
October 01, Tuesday lab period
November 05, Tuesday lab period
December 11-15, TBA

STOICH. EXAM:
Hour exams testing proficiency in general chemistry problem-solving will be given up to three times. The student's highest grade will be averaged in as a lab report grade. (Sept. 06, Oct. 11, Nov. 22).

QUIZZES:
Several quizzes covering reading, problems, lab and lecture discussions may be given at random, but will be announced one lecture in advance.

HOMEWORK:
Will be assigned regularly, and will be reviewed during the recitation/quiz period. Feel free to consult instructor about any difficulties in solving problems.

LAB REPORTS:
Reports are due on the deadline indicated for each experiment (usually one week following the scheduled completion of the experiment). Reports turned in after the deadline will receive a late penalty of 10% plus one point per calendar day late.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT:
Each student will develop a specific chemical analysis, according to his or her interests. During the semester, the student will research the literature to find available methods for executing this analysis, finally submitting a "position paper" comparing the methods. In consultation with the instructor, one method will be chosen and then carried out during four lab periods of the course. The project and results will then be described in a formal written report and brief oral report. Guidelines for this project will be distributed throughout the semester.

GRADING SCHEME:

            
  Exam and Quizzes      400  (3 exams, plus quizzes, scaled to 400 pts)
  Lab Experiments       400  (7 reports, 1 Stoich. Exam, scaled to 400 pts)
  Individual Projects   200  (Position Paper, Final Report, Oral Report, Lab Eval)
  Extra Credit            3 pts added for each Chem Colloquium attended 
Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis: 100-90%=A; 89-88=A-; 87-86=B+; 85-80=B; 79-78=B-; 77-76=C+; 75-68=C; 67-66=C-; 65-63=D+; 62-58=D; 57-56=D-; <56=F


LECTURE/TEXT ORGANIZATION: Probable order of topics with text chapters in parentheses.

1. The Chemical Analysis vs. the final measurement (1)

2. Stoichiometry review (1, 25, 7)

3. Statistical treatment of data (3, 4)

4. Capillary electrophoresis (24)

5. Solubility equilibria (5)

6. Activity (8)

EXAM I

7. Monoprotic acid-base equilibria, buffers, and titrations (5, 10, 12)

8. Polyprotic acid-base equilibria, buffers, and titrations(11, 12)

9. EDTA titrations (13)

EXAM II

10. Optical methods (6, 19, 20)

11. Atomic Spectroscopy (21)

12. Gas and Liquid Chromatography (23)

EXAM III

Other chapters of particular utility to Chem 332W:

Tools of the Trade (2)

pH Electrodes (15-5)

Sample Preparation (26)


GRADED LAB REPORTS (individual work except as noted)

1. Gravimetric Analysis of Chloride

2. Volumetric Analysis of Chloride

3. Volumetric Analysis of a Carbonate/Bicarbonate Mixture (group)

4. Potentiometric Acid-Base Titrations (group)

5. Capillary Electrophoresis (group)

6. Spectrophotometric Analysis (partnership; individual unknown)

7. EDTA Titration with Photometric Endpoint (individual unknown)

8. Stoichiometry Proficiency Exam


LYCOMING COLLEGE 1996 SCHEDULE CHEMISTRY 332W

Date    Class topic (MWF)                    Lab event (T R) 

08/26   Introduction                         T - Check-in; Balance Work
08/28   Gravimetric Analysis & Calculations  R - Pipet/Buret Calibrations
08/30   Volumetric Analysis & Calculations 

09/02   Stoichiometry Review                 T - #1, Gravimetric Chloride (due 9/19)
09/04   Treatment of Data & Errors           R - #1, Grav. Cl.
09/06   STOICHIOMETRY EXAM I

09/09   Statistical Tests                    T - #1, Grav. Cl.
09/11   Propagation of Errors                R - #1, Grav. Cl.; prep for #2, Volumetric Chloride 
09/13   Review: Statistics

09/16   Equilibrium Review                   T - Project & Library (Position Paper due 10/15)
09/18   Solubility Equilibrium          *    R - #2, Volumetric Chloride (due 10/03) 
09/20   Review: Equilibrium

09/23   Activities and Ionic Strength        T - #2, Vol. Cl
09/25   Capillary Electrophoresis            R - Demonstration of CE
09/27   Review

09/30   Acid-Base Definitions                T - HOUR EXAM I; Start #3 or 4 or 5
10/02   pH Calculations                 *    R - #3, Carbonate/Bicarbonate Mixture 
10/04   Hydrolysis of Salts      

10/07   Review                               T - #3 or 4 or 5 
10/09   Buffers                              R - #4, Potentiometric A/B Titrations 
10/11   STOICHIOMETRY EXAM II    

10/14   Buffers                         *    T - Project Position Paper & Oral Report 
10/16   Titration Curves & Indicators   *    R - #3 or 4 or 5 
10/18   LONG WEEKEND  

10/21   Polyprotic Acids                     T - #5, Capillary Electrophoresis
10/23   Polyprotic Acids                *    R - #3 or 4 or 5 
10/25   Review          

10/28   Special Cases                        T - #3 or 4 or 5 
10/30   EDTA Titrations                 *    R - #6, Spectrophotometry (due 11/12) 
11/01   Review

11/04   Spectrophotometry & Beer's Law       T - "HOUR" EXAM II; #6, Spect.
11/06   Quantitative Applications            R - #7, Photo/EDTA Titration (due 11/19)
11/08   Review                                                             

11/11   Standard Addns & Internal Stds  *    T - Project
11/13   Instrumental Design                  R - Project
11/15   Review    

11/18   Atomic Absorption (AA)          *    T - Project
11/20   AA Methods, Applications             R - Project
11/22   STOICHIOMETRY EXAM III   

11/25   Chromatography                       T - Project
        THANKSGIVING RECESS

12/02   Evaluations; Gas Chrom. (GC)         T - Check-out
12/04   High Perf. Liquid Chrom (HPLC)  *    R - PROJECT REPORT & ORAL PRESENTATION 12/06   Review

12/09   Exam Week, HOUR EXAM III                                 

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