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CHEMISTRY 443, 1996 (Instrumental Analysis)

DESCRIPTION: A study of instrumental analytical methods with emphasis on quantitative applications of chromatographic, electrochemical, and spectroscopic techniques.

CLASS HOURS: Lecture: MWF, 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.; Lab: T 1:00 - 4:50 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. David A. Franz Office: 321-4181 Home: 326-7594 E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu

OFFICE HOURS: MWF, 11:15 - 12:00 a.m.; MF, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.; or by appointment

TEXT: Harris, D. C. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 3rd or 4th Ed.; Freeman: New York, 1992 or 1995. Readings from other texts and sources will also be made.

LAB POLICIES: Safety glasses and bound lab notebook required; no bare feet, sandals or shorts in lab. Written lab reports will be due one week following completion of each experiment. Late reports will be docked five points plus one point per day late.

EXAMS: There will be three exams and a comprehensive final (ACS Standardized).

Exam dates:

HOMEWORK: Will be assigned regularly, collected and checked.


    Exams            300       
    Final            100       
    Lab Experiments  300       
    Class. HW        100       
    TOTAL            800

Extra Credit: 3 pts added for each Chem Colloquium attended, in excess of class absences. Class absences: 3 pts @ deducted in excess of 3 absences.

Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:

   100-90% = A       87-86% = B+  76-76% = C+   65-64% = D+  <55% = F
    89-88% = A-      85-79% = B   74-68% = C    63-57% = D
                     78-77% = B-  67-66% = C-   56-55% = D-

Week       General Topic                              Chapter       Laboratory
                                                     3rd    4th

 1 Jan O8   Separation Theory                          22     22        Intro to GC
 2 Jan 15   Gas Chromatography (GC)                    23     23     1. GC using Int Std
 3 Jan 22   High Performance Liquid Chrom. (HPLC)      23     23     2. HPLC - computer intro.
 4 Jan 29   Capillary Electrophoresis (CE and CIA)     -      24     3. HPLC - lab exp.
 5 Feb O5   Mass Spectrometry (MS and GC-MS)           -      -         EXAM I
 6 Feb l2   Fundamentals of Electrochemistry           14     14     4. GC-MS
 7 Feb l9   Potentiometry & ISE's; Electrodepositions  15,17  15,17  5. I-/Cl- & computer
   Feb 26   SPRING BREAK
 8 Mar O4   Coulometry; Voltammetry & Polarography     17,18  17,18  6. ISE's
 9 Mar 11   Voltammetry: advanced techniques           18     18     7. Voltammetry
10 Mar 18   Spectrophotometry; UV-VIS                  19     6,19      EXAM II
11 Mar 25   Fluorescence; Spectrophotometers           19,20  19,20  8. FTIR or UV-VIS
12 Apr O1   Atomic Spectroscopy (AA/FE)                21     21     9. AA using Std Addns
13 Apr O8   IR and Fourier Transform IR (FTIR)         20     20        EXAM III; Check-out
14 Apr 15   Evals; Thermal Methods; Applied Problems   -      -         Field Trip to Merck 
15 Apr 22   Final Exams 

Academic Dishonesty: (From the Lycoming College Faculty Handbook, Section 5.)

Academic dishonesty is a willful perversion of truth, or stealing, cheating, or defrauding in instructional matters. Students will have engaged in academic dishonesty if they copied the work of another without attribution, willfully allowed another to copy their work, falsified information, submitted the work of another as though it was their own, or committed other acts of plagiarism or actions deemed to be dishonest by the instructor. Each instructor may, at the appropriate time, call to the students' attention the published statements in the college catalog regarding academic honesty. The instructor shall define for the students the limits within which the policy of academic honesty shall be applied, particularly in reference to plagiarism. First offense - When the instructor is confronted with and can prove an act of dishonesty, discretion should be used in disposing of the matter. If, in the instructor's judgment, the student acted in ignorance, it may serve little purpose to apply punitive measures when remedial action may be more appropriate. on the other hand, if the intent to be dishonest has been obvious and flagrant, punitive measures may be required. The punitive measures shall be either (a) a reduction in the course grade to a degree determined by the instructor, or (b) immediate expulsion from the course with a grade of "F" assigned. The instructor shall report each instance of academic dishonesty to the Dean of the College. The report shall contain all pertinent information, such as dates, names, the nature of the dishonesty, and the nature of the instructor's action.

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