This is a course designed for chemistry majors that covers the use of instrumentation for chemical analysis. Topics will include optical spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry and selected topics in polarimetry, voltammetry and chromatography. In this class, we will discuss the theory behind the analysis (with a strong emphasis on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy), instrumental operation (that covers the electronics and optical components of instruments), and the data analysis and interpretation (which includes signal processing, Fourier transformation, and statistical analysis). There is a three hour laboratory component to the course. Laboratory exercises will familiarize students with electronics, applications of spectroscopy, chemical instrumentation and data analysis.
Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 1.00Total Hours: 4.00