Advanced chemical measurements typically involve instruments that utilize state-of-the-art technology. This laboratory course provides students the hands-on experience with scientific instrumentation that is commonly used for chemical analysis. Opportunity will be provided to expose students to basic electronics and the major components of instruments. The techniques of chemical separations, electrochemical methods, and spectroscopy will be explored. An understanding of the physical and chemical principles behind each method as well as the processes that limit the chemical measurement will be conveyed through formal laboratory reports.
Six hours lab