Jun 17, 2019
CH 240 - Analytical Chemistry
Credits: (4 credits)
A study of quantitative and analytical methods, including gravimetric, titrimetric, chromatographic, and spectroscopic techniques.
Prerequisite: Completion of CH131 or permission of instructor.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- Perform base calculations to describe solutions, reactions, and measurements including concentration effects, stoichiometry, equilibrium, and kinetics;
- Apply statistics and propagation of error in the context of chemical analyses;
- Describe the fundamental principles behind chemical phenomena and their measurement, especially concerning equilibria;
- Speak the language of analytical chemistry and explain principles behind the techniques the course covers: gravimetry, titrimetry, spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry;
- Research and present information on techniques that are used in a variety of disciplines;
- Develop and evaluate methods to robustly measure analytes by considering each step of the analytical process: sample preparation, calibration, analysis, and interpretation.
Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Recommended: CH 230-231.
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