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ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY CHEM 421/821, Spring 2013 MWF 11:30-12:20, Rm 108, College of Business Administration COURSE OUTLINE Instructor: Dr. Robert Powers.

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1 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY CHEM 421/821, Spring 2013 MWF 11:30-12:20, Rm 108, College of Business Administration COURSE OUTLINE Instructor: Dr. Robert Powers OfficeLabs Address: 722 HaH721 HaH Phone: web page: Office Hours: 10:30-11:30 am MWF or by Special Appointment. Required Items: (i) Chem 482 & 484 are prerequisites (ii) Text: “Principals of Instrument Analysis”, 6/e D. A. Skoog, J. F. Holler and S R. Crouch; Thomson, New York (iii) Calculator for exams (TI-89 style or a simpler model)

2 Course Outlined (cont.) Course Work: Exam 1: 100 pts.(Mon., Feb. 10) Exam 2: 100 pts.(Fri., Mar. 7) Exam 3: 100 pts.(Mon, Apr. 14) Final: 200 pts.(10-12, Wed., May 5) Written Report: 50 pts.(Fri., Apr. 18) Problem Sets (8): 150 pts.(various due dates) Total: 700 pts. ALL PowerPoint presentations, and answer keys for the problem sets and exams will be posted on BlackBoard. Grading scale: A+=95%; A=90%; A-=85%; B+=80%; B=75%; B-=70%; C+=65%; C=60%; C-=55%; D=50%; D-=45%; F=40%

3 Class Participation Reading assignments should be completed prior to each lecture. You are expected to participate in ALL classroom discussions Exams All exams (except the final) will take place at 6 pm in Rm 105, College of Business Administration on the scheduled date. The length of each exam will be open-ended. You will have as much time as needed to complete the exam. Bring TI-89 style calculator or a simpler model, approved translator and text book (you will be able to use certain charts, tables and appendix) A review session will take place during the normal class time. ALWAYS SHOW ALL WORK!!!! Course Outlined (cont.)

4 Problem Sets Problem sets are worth either 15 or 20 points each and are selected from the questions/problems at the end of each chapter in the text. You may work together in groups, but everyone must submit their own set of answers to the problem set. Please feel free to visit me during office hours for assistance in answering the problem sets. You must show all work to receive full credit. Problem sets are due at the beginning of class on the due dates listed in the syllabus course schedule.  Late Problem sets will incur a 5 point penalty.  Problem sets will not be accepted after the next problem set due date has occurred or after the last day of class.

5 Course Outlined (cont.) Problem Sets (cont.) Students generally perform very well on the problem set, which provides a “grade cushion” to the more challenging Exams. PLEASE DO THE PROBLEM SETS! DO NOT USE THE INTERNET, ANSWER KEYS OR SOLUTION MANUALS TO COMPLETE YOUR PROBLEM SET.  Failure to comply will result an automatic zero score for ALL problem sets.  You will receive a zero out of the possible 150 points  Penalty will occur for a single infraction.  A single problem on a single problem set – no exceptions.

6 PAPER ON INSTRUMENTAL METHODS Paper General –4-5 pages single space text Additional pages for figures, references –12 pitch font –Double spacing between paragraphs and headings Paper Topic –Instrumental method Principals behind technique How the technique is used Kind of instrumentation What samples are used Advantages/disadvantages

7 PAPER ON INSTRUMENTAL METHODS –Application of instrumental method Brief review of the properties of sample of interest How these properties are used to analyze sample What types of techniques are available Advantages/disadvantages Source of ideas –Journals: Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Biochemistry Trends in Analytical Chemistry(TrACs), C&E News, Science, Nature Grading (50 points total) –Content –Clarity of Presentation –Comprehension of material –Paper topic needs to be approved by Monday, March 10 th –Due Date: 11:30 am, Friday April 18 th

8 PAPER ON INSTRUMENTAL METHODS Your Paper is Not a “Cliff” Notes Summary of a Scientific Journal Article –Write the paper in a manner that explains the technique or application to a colleague or friend –Use Specific Data and/or Comparisons –Examples: Poor – “mass spectrometry is very sensitive” Excellent – “mass spectrometry has very high femtogram limits of detection compared to the micrograms required by NMR. –Use Figures within the text It is much easier to describe a concept or results by referring to and describing the details of a figure DO NOT PLAGIRAZE! –Plagiarism will result in an automatic failing grade and the incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students.

9 Lecture Topics Date Chapter Topic I. Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Jan 13Chap 1Introduction II. Spectroscopic Methods Jan 15Chap 6Introduction to Spectroscopy Jan 17Chap 6 Jan 22Chap 7Instrumentation for Spectroscopy Jan 24Chap 7 Jan 27Problem Set #1 due Jan 29Chap 13-14UV/Visible Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy Jan 31Chap Feb 3Chap Feb 5Chap 15Molecular Luminescence Spectroscopy Feb 7Problem Set #2 due Feb 10EXAM 1 Feb 12Chap 16-17Infrared Spectroscopy Feb 14Chap Feb 17Chap 18-19Raman Spectroscopy Feb 19Problem Set #3 due Feb 21Chap 8-10Atomic Spectroscopy Feb 24Problem Set #4 due Feb 26Chap 26 Introduction to Chromatography III. Separation Methods Feb 28Chap 27Gas Chromatography Mar 3Chap 27 Mar 5Problem Set #5 due Mar 7EXAM 2

10 Lecture Topics Date Chapter Topic Mar 10Chap 28Liquid Chromatography/Paper Topic Approvals Mar 12Chap 28 Mar 14Chap 29-30Other Separation Methods Mar 17Problem Set #6 due IV. Electrochemical Methods Mar 19Chap 22Introduction to Electrochemistry Mar 21 Chap 22 March 23-30Spring Break Mar 31Chap 22 Apr 2Chap 23Potentiometry Apr 4Chap 23 Apr 7Chap 24Coulometry Apr 9Chap 25Voltammetry Apr 11Problem Set #7 due Apr 14EXAM 3 V. Other Techniques Apr 16Chap 19NMR Apr 18Chap 19Instrumental Methods Paper Due Apr 21Chap 19 Apr 23Chap 19 Apr 25Chap 11,20Mass Spectrometry Apr 28Chap 11,20 Apr 30Problem Set #8 due May 2Review Session May 5FINAL EXAM

11 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Background A.)ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY: The Science of Chemical Measurements. B.)ANALYTE: The compound or chemical species to be measured, separated or studied C.) TYPES of ANALYTICAL METHODS: 1.) Classical Methods (Earliest Techniques) a.) Separations: precipitation, extraction, distillation b.) Qualitative: boiling points, melting points, refractive index, color, odor, solubilities c.) Quantitative: titrations, gravimetric analysis 2.) Instrumental Methods (~post-1930’s) a.) separations: chromatography, electrophoresis, etc. b.) Qualitative or Quantitative: spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, mass spectrometry, NMR, radiochemical methods, etc.

12 CHOOSING AN ANALYTICAL METHOD What Factors to Consider: What type of information does the method provide? What are the advantages or disadvantages of the technique versus other methods? How reproducible and accurate is the technique? How much or how little sample is required? How much or how little analyte can be detected? What types of samples can the method be used with? Will other components of the sample cause interference? Other factors: speed, convenience, cost, availability, skill required. How Do We Answer or Address These Questions?

13 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Accuracy: The degree to which an experimental result approaches the true or accepted answer. Ways to Describe Accuracy: Error: An experimental measure of accuracy. The difference between the result obtained by a method and the true or accepted value. Absolute Error = (X –  ) Relative Error (%) = 100(X –  )/  where: X = The experimental result  = The true result All Methods, except counting, contain errors – don’t know “true” value Two types of error: random or systematic

14 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Random Error: results in a scatter of results centered on the true value for repeated measurements on a single sample. Systematic Error: results in all measurements exhibiting a definite difference from the true value Random Error Systematic Error plot of the number of occurrences or population of each measurement (Gaussian curve)

15 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Precision: The reproducibility of results. The degree to which an experimental result varies from one determination to the next. Precision is related to random error and Accuracy is related to systematic error. Low accuracy, low precision Low accuracy, high precision High accuracy, low precision High accuracy, high precision Illustrating the difference between “accuracy” and “precision”

16 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Ways to Describe Precision: Range: the high to low values measured in a repeat series of experiments. Standard Deviation: describes the distribution of the measured results about the mean or average value. Absolute Standard Deviation (SD): Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) or Coefficient of Variation (CV): where: n = total number of measurements X i = measurement made for the ith trial = mean result for the data sample

17 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Response: The way in which the result or signal of a method varies with the amount of compound or property being measured. Ways to Describe Response: Calibration Curve: A plot of the result or signal vs. the known amount of a known compound or property (standard) being measured.

18 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANALYTICAL METHODS Parameters used to Describe a Calibration Curve: S = mc + S bl S – measured signal c – analyte concentration S bl – instrument signal for blank Sensitivity: calibration sensitivity = slope (m) of calibration curve. analytical sensitivity (  ) = slope (m)/standard deviation (S s ) ability to discriminate between small differences in analyte concentration. Slope and reproducibility of the calibration curve. Method A Method B

19 Selectivity:degree to which the method is free from interference by other species in the sample Species A Species B No method is totally free from interference from other species. Selectivity coefficient (k): k B,A = m B /m A Relative slopes of calibration curves indicate selectivity: S = m A (c A + k B,A c b ) + S bl Interested in detecting species A, but signal will be a combination of signal from the presence of species A and species B.

20 noise signal Limits of Detection (c m ): (minimum analyte signal (S m ) - mean blank signal( ))/slope(m) minimum/maximum concentration or mass of analyte that can be detected at a known confidence level. Signal-to-noise Ratio (S/N): Noise: random variation in signal or background Signal: net response recorded by a method for a sample (Note: a value of S/N = 2 or better is considered to be the minimum ratio needed for the reliable detection of a true signal from a sample.) Estimate S/N: 1)Multiple determination of blank samples. 2)Estimation of best-fit to calibration curves

21 Dynamic Range: linear region of calibration curve where the lower limit is ten times the standard deviation of the blank. LOQ - limit of quantitation LOL - limit of linearity Concentration (mM)

22 Example 1: The data in the table below were obtained during a colorimetric determination of glucose in blood serum. A serum sample gave an absorbance of Find the glucose concentration and its standard deviation, calibration sensitivity, detection limit and dynamic range. Glucose Concentration, mM Absorbance, A


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