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Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 3811) Section 01 (CRN 88463) TR 12:45 - 2:00 (LAB 107) DR. AUGUSTINE OFORI AGYEMAN Assistant professor of chemistry Department.

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1 Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 3811) Section 01 (CRN 88463) TR 12:45 - 2:00 (LAB 107) DR. AUGUSTINE OFORI AGYEMAN Assistant professor of chemistry Department of natural sciences Clayton state university

2 My homepage is Email: Office: Natural & Behavioral Sciences Building, NBS 147 Phone: (678) 466 4793 Office Hours: M: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm TR: 9:00 am - 9:45 am W: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or by appointment CONTACT INFORMATION

3 COURSE POLICIES Make sure you sign in each day you come to class –Under no circumstances should a student sign in for someone else If you are not in the right class, request a change (on-line in the duck) –Give me a feed back

4 COURSE POLICIES Attendance: –Attend and participate in every class meeting –Inform me via email if you cannot attend a class in a particular day –Habitual absentees may be penalized –Habitual tardiness will not be tolerated I am here to help you; contact me any time, any day; take good advantage of that; let’s build a healthy relationship

5 COURSE POLICIES Just coming to class is not enough –Download, print and read course materials before coming to class –Pay attention to the instructor –Participate in class activities (try to answer questions, be involved in class discussions) –Ask questions –Join group discussions –Read notes and other materials everyday and solve a lot of questions –Turn in every homework given you (submit on or before due dates) –Always be prepared for quizzes and exams –All the above are still not enough

6 Notebook computers should not be opened unless authorized to do so Computers and/or cell phones cannot be used as a calculator for exams Cell phones must be completely turned off COURSE POLICIES

7 Academic Misconduct –Common forms: cheating, plagiarism –Academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the work involved and reported to the office of Student Life/Judicial affairs Disruptive behavior (abusive, threatening, profane) will not be tolerated No eating, drinking, or smoking in the classrooms COURSE POLICIES

8 Grades: 3 examinations at 100 each 300 Term paper100 Homework100 Final Exam (comprehensive) 200 Total 700 Late assignments will be penalized (10% per day) Bonus quizzes may be given throughout the semester to help students earn additional points COURSE POLICIES

9 Grades –Midterm grades reflect about 20% of total grade –Students may choose to withdraw –Withdrawal deadline is October 7, 2011 –Must fill official withdrawal form (Registrar’s office) –No grades will be given out over phone or email –Complete student survey and course/instructor evaluation at the end of semester COURSE POLICIES

10 Grades: A90% or greater B80% - 89% C70% - 79% D60% - 69% Fless than 60 COURSE POLICIES

11 Tentative Course Schedule COURSE POLICIES

12 INTRODUCTION Course Description –CHEM 3811 (one-semester elective course) –Covers classical quantitative determination methods –Designed for SCIENCE MAJORS (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Pre-medicine, Pre-pharmacy, Forensic Science, Forestry, Engineering, etc) –Major topics include volumetric and gravimetric analysus, equilibrium calculations, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, and instrumental methods

13 INTRODUCTION Course Objectives Students should be able to: perform volumetric and gravimetric calculations analyze redox chemistry analyze acid-base concepts describe basic principles of spectrophotometry describe basic principles of chromatography and mass spectrometry

14 INTRODUCTION Course syllabus –Note prerequisites and co-requisites –Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L –Co-requisite: None –See me after class if you do not meet them

15 INTRODUCTION Textbook Haris, Daniel C., Exploring Chemical Analysis, 4th edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2009. Chapters 1 – 23 (some selected chapters)

16 INTRODUCTION What Is Chemistry? - The central science (it merges into physics and biology) - The study of matter and energy and the interactions between them - The branch of the natural sciences concerned with the characteristics, composition, and transformations of matter. - Everything we hear, smell, taste, see, and touch involves chemistry and chemicals (matter)

17 INTRODUCTION Divisions - Analytical (methods of analysis of matter) - Physical (theory and concepts of chemical problems) - Organic (compounds of carbon) - Inorganic (compounds of elements other than carbon) - Biochemistry (compounds of living matter)

18 INTRODUCTION What Is Analytical Chemistry? - Identification and quantification of the constituents of matter - Study of the chemical composition of materials - Analysis of chemicals for their composition and structure

19 INTRODUCTION Why Study Analytical Chemistry? - To understand the chemical composition of all matter - Plays important role in the pharmaceutical industry (discovery of new drugs) - Quality control of industrial manufacturing - Environmental monitoring - Biomedical applications

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