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LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                                                            ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY 443, 2004                                                                                                                                                             (Instrumental Analysis)

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:                          A study of instrumental analytical methods with emphasis on quantitative applications of chromatographic, electrochemical, and spectroscopic techniques.

                                                     

CLASS HOURS:                         Lecture: MWF, 11:30 - 12:20 a.m.;   Lab: T 1:00 - 4:50 p.m.

 

Instructor:                           Dr. David A. Franz    Office: 321-4181    Home: 323-0301     E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS:                        MWF, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.;  WF, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.;   or by appointment

 

TEXT:                                          Harris, D. C. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 6th Ed.; Freeman: New York, 2003.  Readings from other texts and sources will also be made.

                                                     

LAB POLICIES:                          Safety glasses and bound lab notebook required; no bare feet, sandals or shorts in lab.  Carbons of lab data are due at the end of the day work is done.  Written lab reports will be due one week following completion of each experiment, or as announced.  Late reports will be docked five points plus one point per day late.

 

EXAMS:                                      There will be two exams, a shorter take-home exam, and a comprehensive final (ACS Standardized).  Exam dates (subject to change by unanimous consent):

                                                            February 17, Tuesday lab period

                                                            March 30, Tuesday lab period

                                                            April, Take-home

 

HOMEWORK:                           Will be assigned regularly, collected and checked. 

 

GRADING SCHEME:                 Exams                               300                                Extra Credit:  3 pts added for each

                                                      Final                                 120                                Chem Colloquium attended, in excess

                Lab Experiments             300                                of class absences; max of 21 pts; grade boost limited to

                Class, HW                         80                                one fractional change (e.g., B to B+)  Class absences:

                TOTAL                            800                                3 pts @ deducted in excess of 3 absences.

                                                     

 

                                                      Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:

100-92%  =  A

89-88%  =  B+

79-78%  =  C+

69-68%  =  D+

<60% =  F

91-90%    =  A-

87-82%  =  B

77-72%  =  C

67-62%  =  D

 

 

81-80%  =  B-

71-70%  =  C-

61-60%  =  D-

 

 

        Week                  General Topic                                                                               Chapter                  Laboratory

                                                                                                                                               

  1    Jan 12                 Separation Theory                                                                           23                        1.    GC using Int. Std.

  2    Jan 19                 Gas Chromatography (GC)                                                             24                        2.     HPLC - computer intro.

  3    Jan 26                 High Performance Liquid Chrom. (HPLC)                                    25                        3.     HPLC - lab exp.                                

  4    Feb 02                Method Development;  Sample Clean-up (SPE and SPME)      25, 28                          Field Trip

  5    Feb 09                Mass Spectrometry (MS and GC-MS)                                          22                        4.     GC-MS                                              

  6    Feb 16                Capillary Electrophoresis (CE and CIA)                                       26                                    EXAM I

  7    Feb 23                Fundamentals of Electrochemistry                                                14                        5.     I-/Cl- & Nernst Eqn.

        Mar 01                SPRING BREAK                                                                                              

  8    Mar 08                Potentiometry & Ion Selective Electrodes (ISE's)                       15                        6.     ISE's

  9    Mar 15                Electroanalytical Techniques                                                         17                        7.     Voltammetry

10    Mar 22                Voltammetry & Polarography: advanced techniques                17                        8.     AA Using Std. Addns

11    Mar 29                Spectrophotometry; UV-VIS                                                          19, 20                              EXAM II

12    Apr 05                Fluorescence;  Spectrophotometers                                             20                                Check-out

13    Apr 12                Atomic Spect. (AA/FE); IR and FTIR                                           21                                Field Trip

14    Apr 19                Evals; Thermal Methods; Applied Problems                              Supp.                          Field Trip                                                   

15    Apr 26                Final Exams

 

 

Academic Honesty  - Unless otherwise stated, all work submitted for a grade must be your own.  Students found cheating on examinations, quizzes, or laboratory reports will be dealt with according to the procedures in the Faculty Handbook, which allow for either a reduction in course grade or expulsion from the course with a grade of F.  You are encouraged to work on homework problems with other students.  However, for any homework that is collected for grading, you must submit your own work; outright copying of homework will be penalized. 

 

 


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