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Chemistry 3600
Quantitative Analysis
Fall 2005



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General Information

Required Text: Daniel C. Harris Quantitative Chemical Analysis 6th Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 2003

Course Content: This is a lecture course addressing aspects of modern chemical analysis with an emphasis on chemical equilibrium. Volumetric, gravimetric, and instrumental methods are described.

Learning Objectives:

Lectures: Lectures cover basic statistics, chemical equilibrium, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, acid-base chemistry, complexation, spectrophotometry, and separations.

Homework: Students should work through all Exercises at the end of each Chapter. Certain Problems will be assigned. These Problems should be worked for your own benefit. It is not necessary to work all Problems if you have a good grasp of the concepts and computation skills. This homework will not be graded but the successful student should work them through and check the results.

Examinations: There will be two in class examinations, each worth 100 points, and a final examination worth 150 points. The examinations will be based on homework (Exercises and assigned Problems) and/or concepts addressed in the lectures. The test questions may be taken from the homework verbatim, or may be altered to have different numerical values or reagents. Questions can be synthesized from several homework problems.

Grading: Grades will be based on your performance on the three examinations. Point scores will be added and a percent score calculated. The guaranteed grade cut-off of 90+% A, 80%-89% B, 70%-79% C, 55%-69% D will be used. +/- scores will be used as prescribed in the Catalog. The percentile scores may be adjusted, only upward, to curve the percent scores if the examinations appear to be too difficult and if the class, as a whole, did not perform well on specific questions. Past experience has shown that those students who do the homework and understand what they have done pass with high scores.

Withdrawal Policy: This course will follow the University policy on withdrawals stated in the current Undergraduate Catalog. Drop dates are listed in the Schedule of Classes.

Missed Examination Policy: Students may be excused from an examination in cases of emergency. Documentation must be supplied to be excused. In cases of excused absence, grades will be assigned based on % of adjusted total score. No repetition of examinations is permitted.

Attendance Policy: Attendance will not be taken. Attendance is mandatory for successful performance in this course.

Student Disability Statement: Any student with a disability that requires accommodations must contact the Instructor. The disability must be documented by the Disability Resource Center. Course materials may be requested in alternative formats.

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Lectures

Tentative Lecture Schedule

Dates Subject Reading Additional Homework*
8/29-8/31 Analytical Process Ch. 0  
9/2-9/7 Experimental Error Ch. 1&3 1-13, 14, 19, 31 3-8, 9, 12, 14
9/9-9/12 Statistics Ch. 4 4-1, 8, 11, 13, 20, 22
9/14-9/16 Calibration Ch. 5 5-1, 8, 16, 24
9/19-9/21 Chemical Equilibrium Ch. 6 6-4, 6, 8, 14, 20, 24, 29, 41, 52
9/23-9/26 Gravimetric Analysis Ch. 27 27-10, 12, 21
9/28-9/30 Volumetric Analysis Ch. 7 7-7, 16, 23
10/5 First Examination    
10/7-10/12 Watch for Announcement   Instructor out on business
10/14 Activity Ch. 8 8-3, 5, 12, 15
10/17 Systematic Equilibria Ch. 9 9-2, 8, 13, 16, 22
10/19 Monoprotic Acid-Base Ch. 10 10-2, 3, 11, 20, 27, 33
10/21 Polyprotic Acid-Base Ch. 11 11-4, 11, 17, 22, 23, 26, 30
10/24 Acid-Base Titrations Ch. 12 12-2, 6, 15, 17, 19, 30, 39, 40
10/26 EDTA Titrations Ch. 13 13-2, 3, 6, 15, 34
10/28 Electrochemistry Ch. 14 14-1, 5, 10, 17, 20
10/28-10/31 Potentiometry Ch. 15 15-1, 4, 9, 21, 26, 28, 35
11/2 Second Examination    
11/4-11/7 Electrochemical analysis Ch. 17 17-3, 8
11/9-11/14 Spectrophotometry Ch. 18, 19 18-1, 10, 13, 18, 22 19-4, 8
11/16 Atomic Spectroscopy Ch. 21 22-1, 18
11/18-11/21 Analytical Separations Ch. 23 23-7, 11, 15, 17, 27, 44
11/25-11/27 Turkey Break    
11/28-11/30 Gas Chromatography Ch. 24 24-9, 18, 24
12/2-12/5 Liquid Chromatography Ch. 25 25-4, 12, 14, 16
12/7-12/9 Chromatographic Methods Ch. 26 26-3, 4, 8, 14, 30
12/14 Final Examination: Wednesday December 14, 11:30-1:20    

* The homework problems are in addition to the Exercises that all students should work through. Exercises have worked-out solutions at the end of the book while the Problems may only give the answers.

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