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COURSE NUMBER: CHEM 311
COURSE TITLE: Analytical Chemistry I
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Melanie Hoffman
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the fundamental chemistry underlying quantitative analysis. Particular emphasis is given to the response of a chemical system at equilibrium to changes in various parameters and to the proper collection and treatment of analytical data. The focus in the laboratory is on gravimetric and volumetric techniques.

Prerequisites: CHEM 201
REQUIRED MATERIALS:
  • Harris, D.C. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 8th ed, W.H. Freeman and Company: New York, 2010.
  • Access to Moodle:  http://moodle.kingsu.ca
  • Lab Notebook: Two required 
  • Safety glasses
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Laboratory35%
Participation/Homework20%
Midterm Exam20%
Final Exam25%
100%
OBJECTIVES:At the end of this course, the successful student will have the tools to:
  • calibrate volumetric glassware and laboratory equipment, and explain the importance thereof
  • compare, contrast, and select methods of quality assurance for chemical analysis
  • calculate parameters such as chemical speciation, solubility or complex formation using equilibrium constants
  • apply principles of chemical equilibrium to analyze chemical samples, using acid-base, complexiometric, gravimetric or precipitation titrations
  • explain the basic principles of electrochemical methods
  • use potentiometry, coulometry, or voltammetry to analyze chemical
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Quality Assurance and Glassware Calibration
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Solubility
  • Acid-Base techniques
  • Complexiometric & Gravimetric Titrations
  • Electrochemical methods: Potentiometry, Coulometry, Voltammetry
LAB OUTLINE:
  • Lab 1 - Calibration
  • Lab 2 - Fajans
  • Lab 3 - Buffer Bootcamp
  • Lab 4 - Standardization
  • Lab 5 - Unknown acid
  • Lab 6 - EDTA titration
  • Lab Project


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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