ACHM 340L: Introduction to Chemistry Instruments Lab
ACHM 340L is designed to reinforce the key concepts learned in ACHM 340. The goals of this laboratory course are to introduce future scientists to modern chemical instrumentation, to familiarize these students with proper procedures for instrument usage, and to teach the fundamentals of data interpretation. Emphasis will placed on the strengths and weaknesses of each technique for a given chemical analysis. Additionally, the concepts of qualitative and quantitative analysis will be differentiated and explored for the various techniques. Techniques to be introduced include: ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and electrochemical methods of analysis.