Chem 221-Analytical Chemistry

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Chem 221: Quantitative Chemical Analysis

MWF, 9:30 AM, 1015 McPherson Laboratory
Autumn Quarter 2010

Required Text: "Quantitative Chemical Analysis", Seventh Edition, Daniel C. Harris

Teaching Assistants:
Xiaoyan Guan, Tian Lu, Rebecca Andrews, Andrew Zane
Laboratory 40%
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Week Lecture Topic(s) Chapter(s)
1 Review of Fundamentals, Experimental Errors 1
2 Statistics 3-5
3 Chemical Equilibrium, Activity 6,8,9
4 Acid-Base Equilibria, Acid-Base Titrations 10-12
5 Electrochemistry 14,15
Mid-term Exam - Nov. 4th, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm - Room 180 Hagerty Hall
6 Redox Titrations 16
7 Spectrophotometry 18,19
8 Instrumental Aspects of Spectrophotometry 20
9 Atomic and Mass Spectroscopy 21,22
10 Analytical Separations, Chromotagraphic Methods 23-25
Final Exam - Tuesday, June 7, 9:30 am - 11:18 am - Room 1015 McPherson

To have an exam question re-graded, turn in a written description of your concern no later than one class period after the exam was returned to you. Each exam in question will be re-graded in its entirety.

This course meets the following GEC Requirement:

1. Skills: B. Quantitative and Logical Skills


Courses in Quantitative and Logical Skills develop students’ quantitative literacy and logical reasoning, including the ability to identify valid arguments, use mathematical models, and draw conclusions and critically evaluate results based on data.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

1. Basic Computational Skills: Students demonstrate computational skills and familiarity with algebra and geometry, and apply these skills to practical problems.

2. Mathematical and Logical Analysis: Students comprehend mathematical concepts and methods adequate to construct valid arguments, understand inductive and deductive reasoning, and increase their general problem solving skills.

3. Data Analysis: Students understand basic concepts of statistics and probability, comprehend methods needed to analyze and critically evaluate statistical arguments, and recognize the importance of statistical ideas.

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