Instrumental Chemistry (CHEM 341)

Text: Principles of Instrumental Analysis (7ᵗʰ Edition), by Douglas A. Skoog,‎ F. James Holler,‎ Stanley R. Crouch, Brooks Cole; 2017. If you have the 6ᵗʰ or earlier editions, they can be used as well.

Calendar Description: An introduction to instrumental analysis with the emphasis on spectroscopic methods, and separation techniques. Lecture material includes molecular and atomic spectroscopy, spectroscopic instrumentation, as well as an introduction to separation techniques using chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. Laboratory experiments illustrate lecture material

Proposed Lecture Schedule:
(Note: topics covered and time allocations may be modified as necessary)

Weeks 1-4 Molecular spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FL, FTIR), Spectrophotometers
Week 5 Atomic Spectroscopy
Week 6 Mass Spectrometry
Week 7 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Week 8 Gass Chromatography
Week 9 High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Week 10 Capillary Electrophoresis


Evaluation scheme:

In-term exams (×2) 20%
Litrature review 20%
Final examination 30%
Laboratory work/report 30%
TOTAL 100%