APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS II

CTEC 2431


COURSE DESCRIPTION (catalog description)

Applied Instrumental Analysis II (2-8-4) Study of advanced topics in instrumental analysis. Topics include atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma, nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and infrared spectroscopy.


REQUIRED TEXT / MANUALS

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Skoog/West/Holler, Thomson, Latest edition


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Study of advanced topics in instrumentation analysis.  Topics include atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma, nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and infrared spectroscopy..


LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will prepare and analyze samples; calibrate, operate, and maintain instruments; interpret data; describe operating principles of chemical instrumentation; and explain the operating principles and theory of chemical instrumentation.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to give the student an understanding in the operation and care of instruments used in chemical laboratories.

Syllabus


COURSE OUTLINE

LECTURE

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS and CIRCUITS

Laws of Electricity

CONCEPTS of ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

RADIANT MATTER and ENERGY

DOUBLE BEAM SPECTROPHOTOMETERS

ATOMIC ABSORPTION 

ATOMIC ABSORPTION COMPONENTS

ATOMIC ABSORPTION APPLICATIONS

INDUCED COUPLED PLASMA (ICP)

DETERMINATION OF MOLECULAR FORMULA

PROTON MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROMETRY

INFRARED SPECTROMETRY

MASS SPECTROMETRY

13C-NMR SPECTROMETRY

LABORATORY

USE OF THE PROTON N.M.R. SPECTROMETER (computer simulated)

USE OF THE INFRARED SPECTROMETER

OPERATION OF A GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC MASS SPECTROMETER SYSTEM (namely, the Ion Trap).

SOLVING PROBLEMS INVOLVING ALL TYPES OF SPECTRA STUDIED IN THIS COURSE.


GRADING SYSTEM 

Lecture Grade =  Average of the Total Tests  +  Quiz Avg 

Lab Grade = Average of Labs 

Final Grade = Average of Lecture and Lab Grade 

The quiz average will be calculated with the two lowest quiz grade not included in the average.  Quizzes may not be made up if missed.  The two dropped quiz grades are used to compensate for this.  Major tests not taken on the announced test date will be recorded as a zero for grade computation purposes.  Major tests may not be made up if missed. 

A minimum grade of D must be made in both the lecture and laboratory component. If either component is below a D, a final grade of F will be assigned regardless of the final grade. 

The final letter grade is based on the final grade: 

90 - 100       =    A

80 -  89        =    B

70 -  79        =    C

60 -  69         =   D

below 60   =      F 


ATTENDANCE POLICY 

Refer to current Chemical Technology attendance policy. 

The student must be present for all tests, quizzes, and assignments.  Failure to attend will result in a grade of zero for that particular test, quiz or assignment.