Analytical Instrumentation

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CHEMISTRY 361
Analytical Instrumentation
Syllabus Spring 2012
Professor: Dr. Evans
E-mail: jason.evans@umb.edu
Telephone: 617-287-6149
Office hours: TH 8:30-10 or by appointment
Office: Science 1-084
Lecture/Lab: M 11:00-11:50 and F 12:00-5:00 in S-2-41
Objective: This course provides a survey of the different types of instrumentation that is in the chemist’s tool box. We will stress advantages and disadvantages and develop the insight that is necessary to choose the right tool for the right problem. We will use several of these tools in the laboratory portion of the course. The course can be broken down into several components.
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brief lectures on a given instrument current literature lab demonstrations/hands-on in small groups lab projects

Course Structure:
The lectures are going to cover the basics of the instrumental method that is the focus of that week’s lab experience. Homework will be based on assignments from an instrumental technique discussed in a recent issue of Analytical Chemistry. Each week you will be required to find a paper from the literature that discusses an application using the instrumentation we will be using in lab. You will turn in a copy of this paper as evidence of doing your homework. On any given week three or four of you will asked to briefly share the details of the paper you have found with the class. Your grade will consist of a midterm and a final, literature assignments, homework, class participation and lab reports.
Text: Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th Edition by Skoog, Holler, and Nieman
Grading:
4 lab reports and one revision, 100 pts each, 36 %
5 literature assignments, 50 pts each, 19 %
5 HW assignments, 100 pts, 15 %
Participation (attendance/group and class discussions), 150 pts, 11 %
Mid term Exam, 100 pts, 8 %
Final Exam, 100 pts, 8 %
Grading Scale:
Total points
1110-1200
1050-1109
1020-1049
980-1019
940-979
915-939

Grade
A (92.5)
A- (87.5)
B+ (85.0)
B (81.7)
B- (78.3)
C+ (76.3)

No late assignments will be accepted!!!!!

Total points
850-914
810-849
770-809
720-769
660-719
< 659

Grade
C (70.8)
C- (67.5)
D+ (64.2)
D (60.0)
D- (55.0)
F

Attendance: You are expected to attend all lectures and lab periods. Chronic class skipping and tartiness will be reflected in your class participation grade.
Academic dishonesty: For much of the semester you will be working in teams, and team work is encouraged and expected. However, all written lab reports are to be the work of the individual. If I receive lab reports from team members that look identical, both individuals will receive a zero.
Lecture Schedule:
Date

Chapter

Topic

Jan 27

Ch 20

Mass Spec (EI, CI)

Jan 27

Ch 20

Mass (ESI, MALDI)

Jan 30- Feb 3

Ch 26,27

Separations, GC

Feb 6/10

Ch 28

HPLC

Feb 13/17

Ch 30

CE

Feb 24

Ch 6-8,13-14

Spectroscopy overview, UV-vis

Feb 27/Mar 2

Ch 9,10

AA, atomic emission

Mar 5/9

Ch 15

Molecular fluorescence

Mar 12/16

SPRING

BREAK

Mar 19/23

Ch 18

FT, FT-IR

Apr 26/30

Ch 19

Raman Spectroscopy /NMR

Apr 2/6

Ch 19, handouts

NMR

Apr 9/13

Ch 21

X-ray spectroscopy/ X-ray crystallography Apr 20

Ch 21

Surface techniques: AFM, SEM, aujer,
SIMS
Wrap up

Apr 23/27
Apr 30/May 4
May 9
May 14-18

Final Exam Period

Final Exam

Lab Schedule:
Date

Topic

Jan 27
Jan 30- Feb 3

LC-MS

Feb 6/10

GC-MS

Feb 13/17

HPLC

Feb 24

UV-vis, AA

Feb 27/Mar 2

Fluorimeter

Mar 5/9

FT-IR

Mar 12/16

SPRING BREAK

Mar 19/23

ICP-AES

Apr 26/30

Lab 1

Apr 2/6

Lab 2

Apr 9/13

Discuss, Share and Refine, Report 1 due

Apr 20

Lab 3, Report 2 Due

Apr 23/27

Lab 4

Apr 30/May 4

Discuss, Share and Refine, Report 3 due

May 9

Report 4 due, NMR

May 14-18

Final exam period

Guide to Writing Lab Reports
You lab reports should…