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Fall 2018
Apr 25,2024
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In analytical chemistry, fundamental chemical principles are utilized for the characterization (both qualitative and quantitative) of various substances. It is, arguably, the most widely practiced area of chemistry, and one that students should be introduced to early in their chemical education. Analytical chemistry is used by the forensic scientist to solve crime, and by the environmental scientist to monitor the quality of water, air, and soil. Chemists who specialize in analysis contribute to all parts of the chemical enterprise. They support research projects, help optimize manufacturing processes, and assure the quality of important products such as materials, foods, and pharmaceuticals. This course teaches the fundamentals underlying modern techniques for chemical analysis. It is intended for those who want an overview of chemical analysis, particularly for those interested in chemical education. It will cover the topics needed for the Chemistry Praxis examination. This course does not satisfy degree requirements for the chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental science major, nor does it apply to the chemistry minor. The lecture begins with a discussion of the principles of measurement and the statistical treatment of data. Once these fundamental themes have been covered, several techniques--classical ("wet"), gravimetric, volumetric--will be explained in detail. Discussions of electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography will also be provided. The laboratory introduces "real-world" applications of these principles to a variety of sample types. Students will develop facility with standard laboratory report formats and with the use of spreadsheets for data analysis.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: CHEM 112
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: CHEM 117
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
Course or Test: CHEM 117L
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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