Instrumental Methods--CHEM 4604/6604
Students to be Served: This course is required for all students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. This course meets the General Education Integrative requirement.
- CHEM 3211 and 3201
- CHEM 3312 or permission of instructor
Description: Analytical instrumental techniques including molecular spectroscopy, chromatography,
atomic spectroscopy, and electrochemical analysis.
(Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week, 3 credit hours)
Textbooks and other materials:
- Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, by Silverstein and Webster (6th ed., Wiley)
- Exploring Chemical Analysis, by Daniel C. Harris (2nd ed., Freeman)
Course Objectives: Students will learn basic principles and components of modern analytical instrumental techniques and will obtain hands-on experience of working with these instruments. Students will be able to identify structurally simple organic compounds and also learn techniques for quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in real-world samples.
Grades: Letter grades are awarded on the combined effort of two exams, several laboratory
exercises and resulting laboratory reports, and an oral presentation. Participation
in all laboratory experiments is mandatory; a grade of zero will be awarded on any
Grades are expected to be in the range: A> 80 > B > 65 > C > 50 > D
- Students are required to turn in laboratory reports. The deadline for reports is one week from the scheduled completion of the experiment unless indicated otherwise.
- Late reports and failure to attend oral presentations will result in reduction of points.
- Appropriate clothing and attention to safety are required in the laboratory at all times.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made for students who present a memo from Student Disability Services.