CHEM 408-4 Instrumental Analysis M 3:00-4:50 PM
Room 436 SCIEN
Lab - 6 hours/week
Room 436 SCIEN
Dr. Linda SchultzCourse Prerequisites:
Phone: 254.968.9143 or 325.643.1384 (home) or 325.642.0490 (mobile)
Office: 117 SCIEN
Office Hours: by appointment
CHEM 307-4 and 1 semester of organic chemistry or approval of department head
A study of the theory and use of instruments for chemical analysis. Techniques include absorption spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic absorption, flame emission, mass spectroscopy, chromatography, potentiometry, and polarograpy.
This course consists of 2 lecture hours and one six (6) hour lab period for 4 hours of college credit and is offered each spring semester.
Required Texts and Materials:
Text: INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS by Skoog, Holler, and Nieman, 6th ed.
Calculator - scientific type, nonprogrammable.
Protective eyewear for laboratory.
Good attendance is essential to successful mastery of course material. Attendance will be monitored. Please notify the instructor of excused absences. These are described in the current University Catalog and in the TSU Student Handbook.
Grades will not be lowered due to poor attendance. However, good attendance may be considered as a bonus point for borderline grades at the end of the semester.
The student is expected to be familiar with student responsibilities as outlined in the current University Catalog and TSU Student Handbook.Grading Policy:
The departmental Academic Honesty Policy can be found in the Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Manuals.
Students with documented disabilities may request accommodations that will enable them to participate in and benefit from educational programs and activities. To ensure that services will be available in an efficient and timely manner, students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disabilities Services in the Math Building.
Please refer to the current University Catalog for additional information regarding grades and course withdrawal policies. For this course, your grade will be determined in the following manner:
Lecture Grade: 50%
3 exams 60%
Final Exam 30%
Laboratory Grade 50%
Unknown Results 50%
Lab Reports 30%
Final Exam 20%
The final grade will be assigned as follows, although the instructor reserves the right to lower the limits slightly at her discretion considering factors such as student attendance.
A = 90% or above
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = below 60%
Make-up exams will be by permission of the instructor. Please contact the instructor immediately after the missed exam to make arrangements.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of:
1. Basic theory of electromagnetic radiation.
2. Components of optical instruments.
3. Basic principles of optical atomic spectroscopy.
4. Theory and instrumentation of atomic absorption and atomic fluorescence spectroscopy.
5. Theory and instrumentation of atomic emission spectroscopy.
6. Theory and instrumentation of atomic mass spectroscopy.
7. Theory and instrumentation of ultraviolet / visible molecular absorption spectroscopy.
8. Applications of ultraviolet / visible molecular absorption spectroscopy.
9. Theory and instrumentation of molecular luminescence spectroscopy.
10. Theory and instrumentation of infrared spectroscopy.
11. Applications of infrared spectroscopy.
12. Theory and instrumentation of Raman spectroscopy.
13. Theory and instrumentation of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
14. Theory and instrumentation of molecular mass spectroscopy.
15. Basic theory of electroanalytical chemistry.
16. Theory and instrumentation of potentiometry.
17. Theory and instrumentation of coulometry and voltammetry.
18. Basic chromatographic theory.
19. Principles and instrumentation of gas chromatography.
20. Principles and instrumentation of high performance liquid chromatography.
Sources of Assistance:
1. The textbook. It cost a lot of money. Read
it and work the homework problems. Solutions to many of these problems
are in the back of the book.
2. Your instructor. If you are having difficulty working the problems, call or come by to see me. However, it is not recommended that you do this the hour before class.
3. Your classmates. I do not mind if students work together on homework problems, as long as this is not abused. However, do not get into a situation of "the blind leading the blind." If in doubt, refer to #2 above.
4. Other Chemistry texts available in Room 434 and the library.
5. Tutors. Many upper level Chemistry majors tutor (for money). A list will be available in the departmental office in Room 117.
note: The course schedule is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time. Any changes will be announced in class in advance.
Week of Lecture Topic
Experiment (M or Th)
Jan 14 Ch. 1, 6 Check in and Lab Intro
Jan 21 MLK Day - No Class Ch. 7 - in Lab
Ch. 13, 14
Feb. 4 Ch. 8, 9, 10 UV Spectroscopy
Feb 11 EXAM #1 Atomic Absorption, Flame Emission
Vis. Spec. Report Due
Inductively Coupled Plasma
Feb 18 Ch. 15,16,17 IR Sprectroscopy
UV Report Due
Feb 25 Ch. 18,19 NMR Spectroscopy
AA/FE/ICP Report Due
Mar. 3 EXAM #2 Conductiometric Titration
IR Report Due
Mar 10 Ch. 22, 23, 24, 25 Potentiometric Titration
NMR Report Due
Mar 17 Spring Break
Mar 24 Ch. 26, 27 Gas Chromatography, Cond. Titr. Report Due
Mar. 31 Ch. 28, 30 HPLC
Potentiometric Titration Report
Apr. 7 ACS
National Meeting No
Apr 14 Ch. 11, 20 GC Report Due
Apr 21 EXAM #3 (4/16/06)
HPLC Report Due, Checkout
Apr 28 Review Field Trip
Mass Spec. Report Due______________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 6: 2,5,15,18,19
Chapter 7: 1,6,9,12,21
Chapter 9: 1,3,9,12,19,22 (omit c and e)
Chapter 10: 1,2,6,8,9
Chapter 11: 2,3,7,8,9
Chapter 13: 1,2,6,8,13
Chapter 14: 4,6(a)
Chapter 15: 1,4,5
Chapter 16: 1,3,7,8
Chapter 17: 7,8
Chapter 18: 1,2,3(b),7
Chapter 19: 1,2,3,6,8
Chapter 22: 1(b),2(b),6(b),9,10
Chapter 23: 1,2,4,5,6
Chapter 26: 1,4,5,8,11
Chapter 27: 3,5,6,19,20
Chapter 28: 2,3,6,8,9