Chemistry 331

Chemistry 332
Analytical Chemistry
Spring 2015
Instructor: Renee Beeton
Office: Porter Hall, Room 303
Office Hours: M,W 9:00-11:00, R 2:00-3:00
Office Number: 587-7383, cell – 785-760-2489
Email: [email protected]
Course Description
Chemistry 332 is designed to develop the students’ understanding of instrumental
methods/analysis. Topics covered in this course include fundamentals and applications of
electrochemistry, spectroscopy, separations, chromatography, thermal methods, surface analysis,
and calibration methods.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will be able to properly use and interpret calibration curves, standard
addition curves, and the method of internal standards.
2. Students will be able to discuss basic methods of electrochemical analysis.
3. Students will be able to discuss and correctly apply Beer’s Law.
4. Students will be able to explain the phenomena associated with the absorption of light
by molecules.
5. Students will be able to perform spectrophotometric calculations.
6. Students will be able to identify and explain the principal components of a
7. Students will be able to interpret simple mass spectra for the identification of
functional groups.
8. Students will be able to discuss the principals of chromatography including quantitative
descriptions of separation efficiency.
9. Students will be able to identify and explain the principal components of both a gas
chromatograph, and a high-performance liquid chromatograph.
10. Students will be able to compare and contrast normal-phase and reverse phase liquid
11. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ion-exchange, ion,
molecular exclusion, and affinity chromatography.
Quantitative Chemical Analysis 8th edition by Daniel C. Harris ISBN: 1-4292-1815-0
Tentative schedule of topics:
Topic/Text Reference/Event
2/3 – 2/9
2/25 – 3/2
3/4 – 3/20
3/30 – 4/6
4/8 – 4/13
4/15– 4/17
4/22 – 4/24
4/27 – 4/29
5/6, 5/8
5/14, 1:00 pm
Introduction to course
Ch. 5 – Quality Assurance
Ch. 16 – Electroanalytical Techniques
Ch. 17 – Fundamentals of Spectrophotometry
Ch. 19 – Spectrophotometers
Exam 1
Ch. 20 – Atomic Spectroscopy
Ch. 21 – Mass Spectrometry
No Class – Science Fair
Exam 2
No Class – Spring Break
Ch. 22 – Intro. To Analytical Separations
Ch. 23 – Gas Chromatography
Exam 3
Ch. 24 – HPLC
Ch. 25 – Capillary Electrophoresis
Thermal Methods (hand-outs)
X-ray Methods (hand-outs)
Surface Methods (hand-outs)
Exam 4
Final Exam
Assignments, Evaluation Procedures, and Grading Policy:
1. Attendance and participation at all class meetings is expected.
2. Quizzes: Short, ten minute quizzes will be given every Wednesday. These will be closed
book, closed notes. The lowest quiz of the semester will be dropped.
3. In-Class Activities: We will occasionally do worksheets and POGIL-type activities in class.
You will receive credit for the completion of these activities. Some may require work
outside of class.
4. Presentation: A short PowerPoint presentation over an analytical journal article pertaining
to an instrumental analysis technique will be required at the end of the semester. More
information will be given closer to the date.
5. Examinations: Four hour-long exams will be administered during the semester. A
comprehensive final exam (standardized ACS) will be given at the end of the semester
during finals week. Exams will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer, long
answer, and calculation problems. IF your final exam grade is higher than your lowest hour
exam grade, the final exam score will "replace" your lowest hour exam grade.
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4
Final Exam
Friday, Feb. 13
Wednesday, March 11
Friday, April 10
Monday, May 4
Thursday, May 14, 1:00 – 2:50 PM
Grading: Your final course grade will be determined as shown below
In-Class Activities
Weekly Quizzes
Four Hour Exams
Final Presentation
Final Exam
Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
100.0% – 93.0% = A; 92.9% – 90.0% = A-; 89.9% - 87.0% = B+; 86.9% - 83.0% = B;
82.9% - 80.0% = B-; 79.9% - 77.0% = C+; 76.9% - 73.0% =C; 72.9% - 70.0% = C-;
69.9% - 67.0% = D+; 66.9% - 60.0% = D
Cheating, Withdrawals, Incompletes and Special Consideration
Cheating: Cheating of any sort will not be tolerated. If you are caught intentionally
cheating, you will receive as a minimum penalty an F for the course and may be subject to
additional discipline from the college.
Withdrawals, Incompletes, and Technical Fails: The last day to withdraw from this course
and receive a grade of W is April 3. After that date, a W may be given only with special
approval and for extenuating circumstance. Poor performance in class does not constitute
an extenuating circumstance. A grade of incomplete is given only for documented medical
reasons or extenuating circumstances, to be determined by the instructor. Poor
performance in class is not an acceptable reason for an incomplete. If you stop attending
the course before the withdrawal date, you will receive a technical fail, TF. This may
affect your financial aid, so it is better for you to withdraw if you are no longer attending
the course.
Special Consideration: If you require course adaptations or accommodations because of a
documented disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if
you need particular arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an
appointment with me as soon as possible.
Evacuation Plan: Should it be necessary to evacuate the classroom, the quickest way to
exit is by the stairs directly to the south of the classroom and out the main door.
Following an evacuation, we MUST meet. This is important as we must notify emergency
personnel if someone is potentially in the building. Our meeting location will be outside the
main door to Porter Hall. Beware that emergency vehicles will be using the parking lot and
the drive around Porter hall; be alert to this movement. If you feel you might need
assistance in quickly evacuating the building, please notify me.