A course focusing on laboratory problems requiring classical and modern physical principles and inorganic/organometallic synthetic techniques. Includes 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. Offered Spring.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
CHEM 306; CHEM 312; CHEM 312L
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Spring.
To increase proficiency in chemistry laboratory techniques and apply them to selected problems.
To demonstrate proficiency in presenting scientific results, both orally and in writing.
To utilize, refine and build on skills from previous chemistry courses.
To expand skills involving chemical instrumentation, including IR, UVNis, and multinuclear NMR.
To devise new experiments and research topics by utilizing the chemical and scientific literature.
Apply skills in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
Demonstrate facility with advanced synthetic techniques and characterization methods in inorganic chemistry.
Apply advanced physico-chemical and instrumental techniques to experimental problems.
Perform experimental chemistry of main-group compounds, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds.
Write effective laboratory reports in the American Chemical Society (ACS} style.
Give an effective oral presentation of experimental results.
Use modern electronic search techniques to find information on a given chemical topic, compound, synthesis or technique.
Experiments may include, but are notlimited to:
Determination of Heat of Combustion - Bomb Calorimetry
Quantum Mechanical Study of a Series of Conjugated
Dyes - Particle in a Box
Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Magnetic
Multi-step Synthesis of an Organometallic Compound
and Inert-atmosphere Techniques
Synthesis and Study of a 1, 2, 3-Superconductor
Synthesis of a Ferroffuid
Gas-phase IR Study of DCI and HCI
Oral and written presentations
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 16
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.