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LYCOMING COLLEGE                                              David A. Franz

CHEMISTRY 332W                                  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2000                                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 03, Tuesday lab period

                                                                November 8, Tuesday lab period

                                                                December 11 - 15, 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. 8, Oct. 20, Dec. 01).


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: eg., B+ to A-)


                                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 Solid Unknown 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    2000 SCHEDULE                      CHEMISTRY 332W


Date             Class topic (MWF)                      Lab event (T R)


08/28                      Introduction        T                      -                      Check-in; Balance Work

08/30                      Gravimetric Analysis & Calculations                      R                      -                      Pipet/Buret Calibrations

09/01                      Volumetric Analysis & Calculations         

09/04                      Stoichiometry Review                      T                      -                      #1, Gravimetric Chloride (due 9/21)

09/06                      Significant Figures; Propagation of Errors           R                      -                      #1, Grav. Cl.

09/08                      STOICHIOMETRY EXAM I

09/11                      Treatment of Data & Errors           T                      -                      #1, Grav. Cl.

09/13                      Statistical Parameters                      R                      -                      #1, Grav. Cl.; prep for #2, Volumetric Chloride

09/15                      Statistical Tests

09/18                      Review: Statistics                      T                      -                      Project & Library (Position Paper due 10/17)

09/20                      Calibration Methods                           R                      -                      #2, Volumetric Chloride (due 10/05)

09/22                      Review: Calibrations & Standards

09/25                      Solubility Equilibrium                      T                      -                      #2, Vol. Cl

09/27                      Solubility Equilibrium                      R                      -                      Demonstration of CE

09/29                      Activities and Ionic Strength


10/02                      Review                                         T                      -                      HOUR EXAM I

10/04            Acid-Base Definitions                      R                      -                      #3, Capillary Electrophoresis

10/06            pH Calculations         


10/09                      Hydrolysis of Salts                             T                      -                      #3 CE

10/11                      Review                                         R                      -                      #3, CE

10/13                      Buffers                 

10/16                      Buffers                                        T                      -                      Project Position Paper & Oral Report

10/18                      Review                                         R                      -                      #4, Potentiometric A/B Titrations

10/20                      STOICHIOMETRY EXAM II


10/23                      Titration Curves and Indicators    T                      -                      #4, Pot. A/B

10/25                      Polyprotic Acids  R                      -                      #5, Potentiometric Sodium Electrode

10/27                      LONG WEEKEND             

10/30                      Polyprotic Acids  T                      -                      #6, Spectrophotometric Chloride

11/01                      EDTA Titrations                                R                      -                      #6, Spec. Cl

11/03                      Review

11/06                      Spectrophotometry & Beer's Law   T                      -                      "HOUR" EXAM II

11/08                      Quantitative Applications                               R                      -                      #7, Atomic Absorption of Calcium

11/10                      Review                                             

11/13                      Instrumental Design                          T                      -                      Project

11/15                      Atomic Absorption (AA)                                  R                      -                      Project

11/17                      Review                  


11/20            AA Methods, Applications                               T  -                      Project

11/22                      THANKSGIVING RECESS                

11/24                      Review: leftovers


11/27                      Chromatography                      T                      -                      Project

11/29            Gas Chrom. (GC)                                R                      -                      Project

12/01                       STOICHIOMETRY EXAM III

12/04                      Evaluations                                 T                      -                      Check-out

12/06            High Performance Liquid Chrom. (HPLC)                               R                      -                      PROJECT REPORT & ORAL PRESENTATION

12/08                      Review

12/11            Exam Week                                 TBA                      HOUR EXAM III         

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