CHEM 5326. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY - CONCEPTS AND IMPLEMENTATION. 3 Hours.
This course familiarizes students with basic electronic design in analytical instrumentation. Familiarization with active and passive components, operational amplifiers, timers, logic gates, and designing analytical instrumentation based on such components, especially in Wet Chemistry. The course covers ionic equilibria and acid-base equilibria and solving complex problems by iterative numerical methods and nonlinear curve fitting using programming in BASIC and MS Excel SolverTM. The course covers present day applications of wet chemical analysis, specific methods and instrumentation, practical aspects of automated liquid phase analytical methods including component availability and cost. A design problem, chosen by lottery, will be given to each student early in the semester. The newly acquired knowledge of chemistry and electronics will be used to design a new instrument and present it. Prerequisite: CHEM 4461 or equivalent undergraduate instrumental analysis course.