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LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                                                                                                             David A. Franz

CHEMISTRY 332W                                                       ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2004                                                                         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.

                                                      Writing component: Chem 332W will satisfy part of your W graduation requirement.  The course work includes at least 10 pages of formal writing (Group Experiment #3, Individual Project Position Paper and Individual Project Final Report) and 15 pages of informal writing (lab notebook, lab reports, reaction papers, and exams).


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 2:00 - 3:00 MF, or by appointment, or just stop by

                                                      Office phone: 321-4181 Home: 323-0301      E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu


MATERIALS:                             Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 6th 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. TI-83 Programmable calculator recommended.


HOUR EXAMS:                          (Subject to change by unanimous class decision):

                                                                      October 07, Thursday lab period

                                                                      November 11, Thursday lab period

                                                                      December 8 - 12, 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. 24, Oct. 29, Dec. 3).


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.,         

                                                                                                            limited to one grade change: e.g., B+ to A-)


                                                      Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:  100-91%=A;  90-89=A-;

                                                      88-87=B+; 86-81=B; 80-79=B-; 78-77=C+; 76-71=C; 70-69=C-; 68-67=D+; 66-58=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 (26)                           

         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 (18, 19, 20)

       11.     Atomic Spectroscopy (21)

       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 (15-5) and Sodium Electrodes (15-6, 15-7)

                 Sample Preparation (28)


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


        1.     (3.5 days)                     Gravimetric Analysis of Chloride (individual Solid Unknown and report)


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


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


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


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


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


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


        8.     (1.0 day)                     Stoichiometry Proficiency Exam


LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                2004 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            Solutions; M, F, N                                                                  T   -     #1, Gravimetric Chloride (due 9/21)

09/08            Review: Stoichiometry                                                           R   -     #1, Grav. Cl.

09/10            Significant Figures; Propagation of Errors

09/13            Treatment of Data & Errors; Statistical Parameters          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   -     #2, Volumetric Chloride (due 10/05)

09/22            Review: Calibrations & Standards                                       R   -     Project & Library (Position Paper due 10/19)


09/24            STOICHIOMETRY EXAM I

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:  Equilibrium                                                              T   -     #3, Capillary Electrophoresis (due TBA)

10/06            Acid-Base Definitions                                                           R   -     HOUR EXAM I

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            Buffers                                                                                     R   -     #4, Potentiometric A/B Titrations (due TBA)

10/22            Review


10/25            Titration Curves and Indicators                                           T   -     #4, Pot. A/B

10/27            Polyprotic Acids                                                                    R   -     #5, Potentiometric Sodium Electrode (due TBA)

10/29            STOICHIOMETRY EXAM II                                                    

11/01            Polyprotic Acids                                                                    T   -     #6, Spectrophotometric Chloride (due TBA)

11/03            EDTA Titrations                                                                     R   -     #6, Spec. Cl

11/05            Review

11/08            Spectrophotometry & Beer's Law                                        T   -     #7, Atomic Absorption of Calcium (due TBA)

11/10            Quantitative Applications                                                    R   -     "HOUR" EXAM II

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            THANKSGIVING RECESS                                                   


11/29            Chromatography                                                                    T   -     Project

12/01            Gas Chrom. (GC)                                                                     R   -     Project


12/06            Evaluations                                                                            T   -     Check-out

12/08            High Performance Liquid Chrom. (HPLC)                           R   -     PROJECT REPORT & ORAL PRESENTATION

12/10            Review: Chromatography

12/13            Exam Week                                                                              TBA   HOUR EXAM III   

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