CHM365 Course Information

Title:Instrumental Methods
Description: An advanced study of the principles of instrument-based analytical methods including with emphasis on laboratory electronics, optics, computer interfacing of scientific instrumentation, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatographic separation methods, and electroanalytical methods. The basic theory of operation, design, maintenance, sample preparation, and qualitative and quantitative analysis are discussed for a range of instruments including molecular and atomic absorption, infrared, Raman, fluorescence, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. Laboratory investigations involve experimental design, instrument design, qualitative and quantitative analyses using a variety of instrumental techniques, and computer interfacing and programming. Computer skills and a level of familiarity with the chemical literature are developed.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 264 or permission of the instructor
Corequisites: n/a
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