CHEM 364
Instrumental Methods of Analysis Spring 2020
Division III
Cross-listed ENVI 364 / 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. Student will gain knowledge and understanding of the theory and practical use of a variety of instrumental techniques; including, but not limited to, chromatography, mass spectrometry, thermal methods, electroanalytical techniques, atomic and molecular absorption and emission spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and optical and electron microscopies, with examples drawn from the current literature. Analytical chemical and instrumental techniques will be developed in the lecture and extensively applied within the laboratory. These skills are useful in a wide variety of scientific areas. Through exploration of primary literature and review articles we will discuss recent developments in instrumental methods and advances in the approaches used to address modern analytical questions.
The Class: Type: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: 9 per lab
Expected: 18
Class#: 3441
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on class participation, 2 exams, problem sets, oral presentations and discussions of selected topics, and an independent project
Prerequisites: CHEM 155 or 256 and 251/255; may be taken concurrently with CHEM 256 with permission of instructor
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 364 Division III CHEM 364 Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
ENVI Natural World Electives
EVST Methods Courses
MTSC Courses

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