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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CHEM 307
Course Title: Analytical Chemistry II
Number of:
Credit Hours 5
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

A continuation of Analytical Chemistry I focusing on advanced analytical methods for the quantification in analytes in complex systems. Detailed discussions of chemical equilibrium, spectroscopy and current topics in analytical chemistry are included. Laboratory work is included as part of this course. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee. Prerequisite: CHEM 306 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

CHEM 306 with a grade of C or higher.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Principles of Instrumental Analysis
By Skoog, D. et. al (Thomas Brooks/Cole)
Statistics and Chemometrics for Analytical Chemistry
By Miller, J.N. and Miller, J.C. (Prentice Hall)
Practical Statistics for the Analytical Scientist
By Ellison, S. et. al. (RSC Publishing)
Course Objectives
  • To demonstrate how chemical equilibrium affects the quantification of chemical species.
  • To compare and contrast different instrumental techniques used for the characterization of molecules.
  • To employ modern instrumentation in chemical analysis.
  • To demonstrate how the chemical and physical properties of molecules are utilized in different instrumental techniques.
  • To familiarize students with recent developments in analytical chemistry.
Measurable Learning
  • Perform analytical titrations.
  • Construct and use electrochemical cells.
  • Utilize spectrophotometry.
  • Perform combustion analysis.
  • Apply gravimetric analysis.
  • Collect and interpret infrared spectra.
  • Utilize NMR, infrared and UV-Vis spectroscopies for the identification of molecular structure.
  • Identify unknown molecules by mass spectroscopy.
Topical Outline:
  • Acid-Base Chemistry
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Titrations
  • Electrochemistry
  • Spectrometric methods
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Surface characterization
  • Radiochemical methods
  • Current topics in analytical chemistry

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 16

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Date: December 15, 2010
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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