CHEM 441

Instrumental Analysis

5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 20, 2016 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is intended for Chemistry majors and minors; this course contributes to Category 2 electives for the Chemistry major. Topics include instrumental methods of analysis including spectrochemical, kinetic and chromatographic methods. Includes 3 credits dedicated to lecture and 2 credits to lab.

Prerequisites

Special information

Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Understand the theoretical basis as well as the practical skill for various types of instrumental analyses.
  • Understand and recognize sources of error and methods to eliminate errors.
  • Understand the theory of different types of analyses including molecular absorption spectroscopy, molecular fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, kinetic methods of analysis, and chromatographic method.
  • Be able to work toward independence by taking turns in preparing all the standard solutions and reagents needed for the experiments.