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The definitive source of course information remains the original (paper) syllabus distributed in class.

LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                          David A. Franz
CHEMISTRY 332W                 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 1999             HBC 232
 
 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
 
 
A study of the fundamental methods of gravimetric, volumetric and elementary instrumental analysis together with practice in laboratory techniques and calculations of these methods.  Writing intensive.  Prerequisite: Chem 111 or consent of instructor.
 
CLASS HOURS:
 
 
 
 
Lecture; Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.,  Room 215 
Recitation, Quiz Period; Friday, 10:15  - 11:05 a.m., Room 215
Lab; Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 207
   (Three point penalty per class and/or lab absence > 3) 
 
OFFICE HOURS: 
 
 
9:00-10:00 MWF and 1:30 - 3:00 MF, or by appointment, or just stop by
Office phone: 321-4181 Home: 326-7594      E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu
 
MATERIALS: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 5th Ed., Daniel C. Harris (Freeman) 
Bound lab notebook with quadrille pages.  Instructions to be distributed.
Safety glasses, long pants required; apron or coat recommended; no bare feet or sandals in lab. 
Calculator with logarithmic and exponential (and hopefully statistical) functions.  Programmable  calculator recommended
 
HOUR EXAMS: 
 
 
 
 
(Subject to change by unanimous class decision):
  October 05, Tuesday lab period
  November 10, Tuesday lab period
  December 13 - 17, TBA
 
STOICH. EXAM:
 
 
 
 Hour exams testing proficiency in general chemistry problem-solving will be given up to three times.  The student's highest grade will be averaged in as a lab report grade.  (Sept. 10, Oct. 22, Dec. 03).
 
QUIZZES: 
 
 
Several quizzes covering reading, problems, lab and lecture discussions may be given at random, but will be announced one lecture in advance.
 
HOMEWORK: 
 
 
Will be assigned regularly, and will be reviewed during the recitation/quiz period.
 Feel free to consult instructor about any difficulties in solving problems.
 
LAB REPORTS: 
 
 
 
Reports are due on the deadline indicated for each experiment (usually one week following the scheduled completion of the experiment).  Reports turned in after the deadline will receive a late penalty of 10% plus one point per calendar day late.
 
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each student will develop a specific chemical analysis, according to his or her interests.  During the semester, the student will research the literature to find available methods for executing this analysis, finally submitting a "position paper" comparing the methods.  In consultation with the instructor, one method will be chosen and then carried out during four lab periods of the course. The project and results will then be described in a formal written report and brief oral report.  Guidelines for this project will be distributed throughout the semester.
 
GRADING SCHEME: 
 
 
 
 
Exam and Quizzes  400  (3 exams, plus quizzes, scaled to 400 pts)
Lab Experiments    400  (7 reports, 1 Stoich. Exam, scaled to 400 pts)
Individual Projects  200  (Position Paper, Final Report, Oral Report, Lab Eval)
Extra Credit              3   pts added for each Chem Colloquium attended (maximum of 21 pts.)
 
Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:  100-90%=A;  89-88=A-; 87-86=B+; 85-80=B; 79-78=B-; 77-76=C+; 75-68=C; 67-66=C-; 65-63=D+; 62-58=D; 57-56=D-; <56, F 
 

LECTURE/TEXT ORGANIZATION:  Probable order of topics with text chapters in parentheses.

  1. The Chemical Analysis vs. the final measurement  (0)

  2. Stoichiometry review (1,7)
 
  3. Experimental Error, Statistics, and Calibrations (3, 4, 5)

  4. Capillary electrophoresis (24)

  5. Solubility equilibria (6)

  6. Activity (8)
 
      EXAM I

  7. Monoprotic acid-base equilibria, buffers, and titrations (10, 12)

  8. Polyprotic acid-base equilibria, buffers, and titrations (11, 12)
 
  9. EDTA titrations (13)
 
      EXAM II

 10. Optical methods (19, 20, 21)

 11. Atomic Spectroscopy (22)

 12. Chromatography, GC, and HPLC (23, 24, 25)

     EXAM III
 

OTHER CHAPTERS OF PARTICULAR UTILITY TO CHEM 332W:
 
  Tools of the Trade (2)

  pH Electrodes (15-4) and Sodium Electrodes (15-5)

  Sample Preparation (28)
 

GRADED LAB REPORTS (individual work on Composite Electrolyte Solution (CES) except as noted)

 1. (3.5 d) Gravimetric Analysis of Chloride (individual CES and report)

 2. (2.5 d) Volumetric Analysis of Chloride (individual CES and report)

 3. (3.0 d) Capillary Electrophoresis (group effort and report)

 4. (2.0 d) Potentiometric Acid-Base Titrations (group effort and report)

 5. (1.0 d) Potentiometric Electrode Analysis of Sodium (group calibrations, individual CES and report)

 6. (2.0 d) Spectrophotometric Analysis of Chloride (group calibrations, individual CES and report)

 7. (1.0 d) Atomic Absorption Analysis of Calcium (group calibrations, individual CES and report)

 8. (1.0 d) Stoichiometry Proficiency Exam

 LYCOMING COLLEGE 1999 SCHEDULE CHEMISTRY 332W
 
Date Class topic (MWF) Lab event (T R)
08/30  Introduction  T - Check-in; Balance Work
09/01  Gravimetric Analysis & Calculations  R - Pipet/Buret Calibrations
09/03  Volumetric Analysis & Calculations
09/06   Stoichiometry Review T - #1, Gravimetric Chloride (due 9/23)
09/08  Significant Figures; Propagation of Errors  R - #1, Grav. Cl.
09/10  STOICHIOMETRY EXAM I
09/13  Treatment of Data & Errors  T - #1, Grav. Cl.
09/15  Statistical Tests  R - #1, Grav. Cl.; prep for #2, Volumetric Chloride
09/17  Review: Statistics
09/20  Calibration Methods  T - Project & Library (Position Paper due 10/19)
09/22  Equilibrium Review  R - #2, Volumetric Chloride (due 10/07)
09/24  Review: Calibrations & Standards
09/27  Solubility Equilibrium  T - #2, Vol. Cl
09/29  Solubility Equilibrium  R - Demonstration of CE
10/01  Activities and Ionic Strength
10/04  Review  T - HOUR EXAM I 
10/06  Acid-Base Definitions  R - #3, Capillary Electrophoresis
10/08   pH Calculations
10/11  Hydrolysis of Salts  T - #3 CE 
10/13 Review  R - #3, CE 
10/15  LONG WEEKEND  
10/18  Buffers  T - PROJECT POSITION PAPER & ORAL REPORT 
10/20  Titration Curves and Indicators  R - #4, Potentiometric A/B Titrations
10/22  STOICHIOMETRY EXAM II
10/25  Review   T - #4, Pot. A/B
10/27  Polyprotic Acids  R - #5, Potentiometric Sodium Electrode
10/29  Polyprotic Acids
11/01 Special Cases T- #6 Spectrophotometric Chloride
11/03 EDTA Titrations R - #6 Spec. Cl
11/05 Review
11/08  Spectrophotometry & Beer's Law  T - "HOUR" EXAM II
11/10  Quantitative Applications  R - #7, Atomic Absorption of Calcium
11/12  Review  
11/15  Instrumental Design  T - Project
11/17  Atomic Absorption (AA)  R - Project 
11/19  Review
11/22  AA Methods, Applications  T  - Project
11/24  THANKSGIVING RECESS
11/26  Review: leftovers 
11/29  Chromatography  T - Project
12/01  Gas Chrom. (GC)  R - Project
12/03  STOICHIOMETRY EXAM III
12/06  Evaluations  T - Check-out
12/08  High Performance Liquid Chrom. (HPLC)  R - PROJECT REPORT & ORAL PRESENTATION
12/10  Review
12/13  Exam Week  TBA HOUR EXAM III 


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