Instrumental Analysis

The theoretical basis, construction, and data interpretation of most instruments used by chemist are studied. Among the instruments considered are visible, UV, IR, NMR, AA, fluorescence, flame emission, and mass spectrometers. Electroanalytical, potentiometric, conductometric, electrogravimetric, and voltametric methods of analysis are used. Laboratory experiments allow "hands-on" use of representative instruments. The requirements of this course include a graduate laboratory project. Admission to the course will be at the discretion of the graduate adviser. This course may not be offered annually.