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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AND INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Florida International University, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199

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SYLLABUS: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry(CHM3120)
SPRING 2008

Professors:

Jose Almirall, Ph.D. (almirall@fiu.edu) and
Ramon Lopez de la Vega, Ph.D. (lopezdel@fiu.edu)

Contact information:
Web-sites: www.fiu.edu/~almirall  and http://www.fiu.edu/~lopezdel/
Tel.: (305) 348-3917 (Almirall) and (305) 348-3086 (Lopez de la Vega)
Office: CP316 (Almirall) and CP329 (Lopez de la Vega)

Office Hours/Location:
Tues and Thurs: 2-3 pm or appt. CP316 (Almirall)
Mon and Wed: 12:30-1:30 pm or appt.  CP 329 (Lopez de la Vega)

Textbook:

Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 7th Edition, Daniel C. Harris ISBN0-7167-4464-3 *Required reading
Solutions Manual for Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 7th Edition, Daniel C. Harris (ISBN# 0-7167- 4984-X)

Pre/Co-Requisite:

CHM 1045 and CHM 1046

Class Time/Room:

Tue and Thur, 12:30-1:45 pm, GL165

Grading:

Grading in the course will be based on two (2) exams worth 25% each, and a final comprehensive exam worth 40% of your grade.  In addition, three (3) short quizzes will be given during the semester; these quizzes will be given at the beginning of lectures, and based on the “Problems” associated with the reading assignment for that lecture and/or the preceding one.  The quizzes will be worth an additional 3.33% each.

Grading will be largely based on a standard grading scale as follows:

A (100-90%), A- (89-88%), B+ (87-85%), B (84-80%), B- (79-78%), C+ (77-75%), C (74-70%), C- (69-68%), D+ (67-65%), D (64-60%), D- (59-58%), F (<58%) (Extra credit for participation may be assigned)

Attendance Policy:

Attendance of lectures is required.  Attendance and keeping-up with reading are essential to success in the course.   Tardiness is very disruptive; avoid showing up late for lectures.

Classroom Policy:

All pagers and cell phones MUST be off or in “vibration mode.”  Disruptive behavior that infringes on others to learn during lectures will NOT be tolerated.

Exam Policy:

There will be NO MAKE-UP EXAMS.  “Incomplete” grades will only be considered when accompanied by a legitimate verifiable medical or similar excuse.  Students will be expected to follow the academic code of honor established by the University.  Please bring pencils (#2), and calculators with two variable statistics and log function, to exams.

Tuesday

Thursday

Comments

January 8
Classes Begin
Chapter 0 and 1
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and  Measurements (Lopez de la Vega)

January 10
Chapters 2 and 3
Basic Tools; Experimental Error (Almirall)

 

January 15
Chapter 4-1
Statistics (Almirall)

January 17
Chapters 4-2 to 4-6
Statistics (Almirall)

 

January 22
Chapters 4-7 to 4-9
Least Squares and Calibration (Almirall)

January 24
Chapter 5
Quality Assurance (Almirall)

 

January 29
 Chapter 6
Chemical Equilibrium (Almirall)

January 31
 Chapter 7
Titration (Almirall)

 

February 5
Chapter 8
Activity and Chemical Equilibrium (Almirall)

February 7
First Examination (Almirall)

 

February 12
Chapters 9-1 to 9-4
Monoprotic acids (Lopez de la Vega)

February 14
Chapters 9-5
Buffers (Lopez de la Vega)

 

February 19
Chapter 10
Polyprotic Acids (Lopez de la Vega)

February 21
Chapter 11
 Acid Base Titrations (Lopez de la Vega)

 

February 26
Chapter 11
Acid Base Titration – Problems (Lopez de la Vega)

February 28
Chapter 12
Compleximetric Titrations (Lopez de la Vega)

 

March 4
Chapter 12
EDTA Titrations (Lopez de la Vega)

March 6
 Chapter 14
Introduction to Electrochemistry (Lopez de la Vega)

 

March 11
Chapter 15
Electrodes and Redox Titrations (Lopez de la Vega)

March 13
Chapter 16
Electrodes and Redox Titrations Problems (Lopez de la Vega)

 

March 18
Spring break
No class

March 20
Spring break
No class

 

March 25
Spectrophotometry (Lopez de la Vega)

March 27
Second Exam
Lopez de la Vega

 

April 1
Chapter 21
Atomic Spectroscopy (Almirall)

April 3
Chapter 22
Mass Spectroscopy (Almirall)

 

April 8
Chapter 23
Extraction, Sample preparation (Almirall)

April 10
Chapters 23 and 26
Chromatography/Electrophoresis (Almirall)

 

April 15
Chapter 24
Gas Chromatography (Almirall)

April 17
Chapter 25
Liquid Chromatography and
Final Review (Almirall)

 

April 22
Final Comprehensive Examination (11:15)

April 24
No Class

 

 

 

Date

Reading

Topic

Week 1
Jan. 8
0, 1

Introduction Analytical Chemistry and Measurements (Lopez de la Vega)

 
Jan. 10
2, 3

Basic Tools; Experimental Error (Almirall)

Week 2
Jan. 15
4-1

Statistics (Almirall)

 
Jan. 17
4-2 to 4-6

Statistics (Almirall)

Week 3
Jan. 22
4-7 to 4-9

Least Squares and Calibration (Almirall)

 
Jan. 24
5

Quality Assurance (Almirall)

Week 4
Jan. 29
6

Chemical Equilibrium (Almirall)

 
Jan. 31
7

Titration (Almirall)

Week 5
Feb. 5
8

Activity and Chemical Equilibrium (Almirall)

 
Feb. 7
 

EXAM 1 (Almirall)

Week 6
Feb. 12
9-1 to 9-4

Monoprotic Acids (Lopez de la Vega)

 
Feb. 14
9-5

Buffers (Lopez de la Vega)

Week 7
Feb. 19
10

Polyprotic Acids (Lopez de la Vega)

 
Feb. 21
11

Acid-Base Titrations (Lopez de la Vega)

Week 8
Feb. 26
11

Acid-Base Titrations Problems

 
Feb. 28
12

Compleximetric Reactions (Lopez de la Vega)

Week 9
Mar. 4
12

EDTA Titrations Problems (Lopez de la Vega)

 
Mar. 6
14

Intro. to Electrochemistry (Lopez de la Vega)

Week 10
Mar. 11
15

Electrodes and Redox Titration (Lopez de la V)

 
Mar. 13
16

Electrodes and Redox Titration Problems

Week 11
Spring Break
 

Mar. 18 and Mar. 20 (No Class)

Week 12
Mar. 25
18

Spectrophotometry (Lopez de la Vega)

 
Mar. 27
 

EXAM 2 (Lopez de la Vega)

Week 13
Apr. 1
21

Atomic Spectroscopy (Almirall)

 
Apr. 3
22

Mass Spectrometry (Almirall)

Week 14
Apr. 8
23

Extraction; Sample Preparation (Almirall)

 
Apr. 10
23

Introduction to Analytical Separation (Almirall)

   
26

Chromatography/Electrophoresis (Almirall)

Week15
Apr. 15
24

Gas Chromatography (Almirall)

 
Apr. 17
25

Liquid Chromatography and Final Review (Almirall)

Week 16
Apr. 22
 

FINAL EXAM 11:15-1:15 pm
(Almirall and Lopez de la Vega)

*Required readings from indicated chapter(s)/section(s) in the textbook (Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 7th Edition, Daniel C. Harris), unless otherwise noted.

Note: March 11 - Last day to drop a course with a DR grade

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