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Chemistry 1410


									                                  Chemistry 4631
                                   Spring 2009

Lecture:           MWF 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Room 352 Chemistry.

Instructor:        Dr. Teresa D. Golden. Chemistry 279, 565-2888,

Office hours:      TTh 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Room 207B Chemistry.

Course Material:   Text:    Principles   of   Instrumental    Analysis,   6th    ed.;
                   (Skoog/Holler/Crouch).   This     course    covers    electronics,
                   spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and selected
                   topics. Prereq: Chem 3451/3452 Quantitative Analysis.

Homework:          Homework will be assigned from the problems at the end of each
                   chapter and spectral interpretations.

Exams:             There will be 3-4 exams and a comprehensive final exam. Also
                   there will be quizzes over the reading assignments given
                   periodically throughout the semester. Dates for exams will be
                   announced one week ahead of time. The final is scheduled for
                   5/15/2009 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Room 352.

      *Absolutely no make-up exams will be given without a signed physician’s note.

Grading:           Exams, quizzes, and assignments will each be given a total point
                   value. The student’s final grade will be: (the total number of points
                   received/total number of points possible) x 100.

Guaranteed Course Grade:

      A – 90%        B – 80%         C – 70%          D – 60%         F < 60%

Additional Information:

                   (a) According to University policy, the grade of I (incomplete)
                   cannot be given as a substitute for a failing grade in a course.

                   (b) Statement of ADA Compliance: The chemistry department
                   cooperates with the Office of Disability Accommodations to make
                   reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.
                   If applicable, please present your request along with an official
                   written verification from the ODA before the end of the first week of
Chemistry 4631                      Spring 2009                 Course Outline
  WEEK        CLASS ASSIGNMENT               TOPICS
              Ch. 1 & 6                      Intro, Stats, Data Analysis, Electromagnetic
                                              Spectrum, Quantum Theory
              Ch. 6 & 7                      General Components of Optical
              Ch. 13 & 14                    UV-Visible Spectroscopy Theory and
                                             Spectra Interpretation
              Ch. 16 & 17                    IR Spectroscopy Theory and
                                             Instrumentation, IR Spectra Interpretation
     5        Ch. 15                         Fluorescence Spectroscopy Theory
              Ch. 15 & 8                     Fluorescence Spectroscopy
     6                                       Instrumentation, Atomic Spectroscopy
              Ch. 8 & 9                      Atomic        Absorption       Spectroscopy
              Ch. 19                         NMR Theory, Instrumentation, and Spectra
     9        Spring Break
              Ch. 11 & 20                    Mass Spectroscopy Instrumentation and
                                             Spectra interpretation
    11        Ch. 22 & 23                    Intro to Electrochemistry, Potentiometry
    12        Ch. 24 & 25                    Coulometry and Voltammetry Techniques
              Ch. 26                         Intro to Chromatography, Chromatography
    14        Ch. 27                         Gas Chromatography Instrumentation
              Ch. 28                         High Performance Liquid Chromatography
    16        Selected Topics
    17        Final Exam (ACS)               8:00 -10:00 a.m.

              Other Chapters covered if
              time: Ch. 2-5, 12, 18, 29, &

Test will cover the following topics:

UV/vis and IR
Fluorescence, AS, NMR
Interpreting UV, IR, MS, & NMR spectra
Electrochemistry GC, HPLC, & TLC
Final: Comprehensive
              Research Paper                            Chem. 4631
                     Advances in Analytical Instrumentation

 Research the chemistry literature on new or improved analytical instrumentation
  techniques. Paper must follow ACS guidelines.

 Good places to start:
       o Analytical Chemistry Journal
       o Chemical Abstracts
       o ACS Journals
       o Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
       o Chemical Reviews
       o Elsevier Journals under Science Direct

 Write a short abstract over the topic with a short reference list for approval – Due
  02/9/09 (10pts)
 Write an outline of your research paper with detailed reference list– Due 03/11/09
  (30 pts)
 Complete Research Paper – Due 4/22/09 (100 pts)

 Your Research Paper will count as one Test grade for the course (140 points)

                                   Format of Paper

I.     Title Page
       Name, semester, course, professor, title of paper.
II.    Abstract
       100 - 200 words
III.   Introduction
       General overview of instrument, where does it fit? - spectroscopy,
       chromatography, electrochemistry, etc...
IV.    Experimental
       Instrumentation, what are the components, how are they arranged, what is their
       purpose, show diagrams, specs
V.     Theory
       How does the instrument work, what are the fundamental principles, equations
       (mathematical and/or chemical).
VI.    Applications
       For what applications is the instrument used, table, how is the analysis done,
       what existing problem does the instrument help solve, how is it an improvement
       over previous techniques or instruments for this application.
VII.   References
       ACS format, Numbered with Complete bibliography

*Any plagiarism in the report will result in a failing grade. Use your own words; if you are
not sure about any section or part of your writing come see me for help.

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