Provides a practical introduction to common instrumental techniques used in the field of analytical chemistry. Techniques introduced include gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy, infrared absorption spectroscopy, ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy. Hands-on laboratory exercises will demonstrate the fundamental principles and some routine applications of these analytical techniques.
introductory organic chemistry course.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Recognise common analytical chemistry instruments.
Distinguish chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
Describe the main principles of the following analytical techniques:
High performance liquid chromatography.
Hybrid chromatographic techniques:
Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
Liguid chromatography -mass spectrometry (LC-MS)
Atomic Absorption spectroscopy
Molecular spectroscopy including:
Infrared absorption spectroscopy.
Ultraviolet/Visible absorption spectroscopy.
Demonstrate the steps involved in qualitative and quantitative instrumental analysis.
Effective as of Fall 2006
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