Spring 2020 - CHEM 215 D100

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)

Class Number: 1943

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SECB 1013, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SECB 1014, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 15, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122 and 126, both with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. Quantitative.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

2 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours/week

General Course Description:  The fundamental principles of analytical sciences are introduced in this course.  The concepts of sampling, experimental uncertainty, statistical data analysis and calibration will be covered in the lecture and put into practice in laboratory sessions.  The principles of acid-base equilibria in solution are fully developed throughout the course.  Complex reaction equilibria involving metal ions and multidentate ligands are treated from the perspective of individual species measurement.  Titrimetric (e.g. acid-base, EDTA) and electroanalytical techniques (e.g. potentiometry, coulometry) for solution species are discussed.

Lecture Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Chemical Analysis
  • Gravimetric Analysis
  • Solution Equilibria
  • Titrimetric Methods
  • Electroanalytical Methods (e.g. Potentiometry, Voltammetry)

Laboratory Experiments:
  • Calibration, Gravimetry, Titrimetry, Potentiometry, Voltammetry, Atomic Spectroscopy, GC-MS and GC.

Grading

  • Assignments 10%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Laboratory 40%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.

REQUIREMENTS:

To pass the course, students must pass BOTH the lecture exams and laboratory portions.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles.
Scientific Calculator (basic).
Flashdrive.

REQUIRED READING:

Harris. Quantitative Chemical Analysis . 9th Edition. 2015. Publisher: W.H. Freeman.

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Skoog, West, Holler & Crouch. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry. 9th Edition. 2014. Publisher: Brooks/Cole.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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