ENVI 364
Instrumental Methods of Analysis Spring 2010
Division III Writing Skills
Cross-listed CHEM 364
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This course provides the student an understanding of the applicability of current laboratory instrumentation both to the elucidation of fundamental chemical phenomena and to the measurement of certain atomic and molecular parameters. Experimental methods, including absorption and emission spectroscopy in the x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave, and radio frequency regions, chromatography, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance, and thermal methods are discussed, with examples drawn from the current literature. The analytical chemical techniques developed in this course are useful in a wide variety of scientific areas. The course also covers new developments in instrumental methods and advances in the approaches used to address modern analytical questions.
The Class: Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3470
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on problem sets, laboratory work, exams, an independent project and participation
Prerequisites: Chemistry 155 or 256 and 251/255; may be taken concurrently with Chemistry 256 with permission of instructor
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
CHEM 364 Division III ENVI 364 Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
ENVI Natural World Electives
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