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CHEM 340 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Instructor

Dr. Brian Gilbert (lab) Meets in Murdock 104 Thursdays and Fridays 2 - 5 pm

Office: Murdock Hall 118

Office Hours: by appointment

Telephone: 503.883.2469

Email: bgilber@linfield.edu

Course Materials

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Check here for changes in the schedule.  Class will meet in MURD 113 (the Fishbowl) Tuesdays from 8:15 - 9:20 am and 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Thursdays from 8:15 - 9:20 am and Fridays from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Week 1

Feb. 11 8:15 am – Course introduction (Handout)

Feb. 11 2:00 pm – Introduction to electronics (Handout), calibration of instruments (Handout - same as course introduction handout.  Calibration Examples - Excel spreadsheet)

Feb. 13 8:15 am – Signal and Noise (Handout)

Feb. 14 2:00 pm – Statistics & Error Analysis (Skoog Chps. 5 & 6), Introduction to Spectrometric methods (Skoog Chp. 24), Optical instrumentation (Skoog Chp 25).

Homework Set 1 Due 18 Feb.


Week 2

Feb. 18 8:15 am – Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (Skoog Chp. 28)

Feb. 18 2:00 pm – UV-vis spectrometry (Skoog Chp. 26, Theory), Fluorimetry (Skoog Chp. 27, Theory), IR absorption spectrometry (Handout,
Interpretation of IR spectra)

Feb. 20 8:15 am – Introduction to lab rotation 1.

Feb. 21 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 1: UV-vis, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Fluorimetry

Homework Set 2 Due 25 Feb. (If you turn it in by 21 Feb. I will get it back to you by 24 Feb.)


Week 3

Feb. 25 8:15 – Raman spectroscopy (Handout - same as for IR absorption, Horiba tutorial)

Feb. 25 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 1 (continued)

Feb. 27 8:15 am – Exam I (through IR absorption) - Study Guide

Feb. 28 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 1 (continued)


Week 4

Mar. 4 8:15 am – Introduction to electrochemistry (Skoog Chp. 18) - Online Tutorial

Mar. 4 - Web Assignment

Mar. 6 8:15 am – Introduction to lab rotation 2

Mar. 7 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 2: FTIR/Raman, Cyclic Voltammetry


Week 5

Mar. 11 8:15 am – Introduction to Separations (Skoog Chp. 30)

Mar. 11 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 2 (continued)

Mar. 13 8:15 am – Exam II (through voltammetry)

Mar. 14 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 2 (continued)


Week 6

Mar. 18 8:15 am – Gas Chromatography (Skoog Chp. 31)

Mar. 18 2:00 pm – HPLC (Skoog Chp. 32), Mass Spectrometry (Handout), Hyphenated methods (Handout)

Mar. 20 8:15 am – Introduction to lab rotation 3

Mar. 21 2:00 pm – No Class


Week 7

Apr. 1 8:15 am –  No Class (Gilbert at conference)

Apr. 1 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 3: GC/MS, HPLC

Apr. 3 8:15 am – Exam III (through hyphenated methods)

Apr. 4 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 3 (continued)


Week 8

Apr. 8 8:15 am – Introduction to chemical literature and the journal article project.

Apr. 8 2:00 pm – Lab rotation 3 (continued)

Apr. 10 8:15 am – Introduction to the independent analysis project.

Apr. 11 2:00 pm – Journal article presentations


Week 9

Apr. 15 8:15 am –  Introduction to the webpage project.

Apr. 15 2:00 pm – Journal article presentations (continued)

Apr. 17 8:15 am – Independent project consultations.


Remainder of Semester

Apr 18 – May 9: Independent analysis project (in afternoons)

Apr. 24 8:15 am – Webpage workshop

Apr. 29 8:15 am – Webpage workshop

May 8 – Webpage project due

May 16 – Independent project reports due.

May 20 – Lab clean up

May 27 8:00 am – Final Exam (comprehensive)