Spectroscopy I

This course focuses on the use of spectroscopic instruments in both qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. The emphasis in this course is on the use of spectroscopic instruments (AAS, FES, GFAA, ICP, UV/VIS, fluorometry, IR, NMR, MS, XRF, etc.) in the quantitative analysis of bio-molecules, organic compounds and inorganic chemicals. These instruments will be addressed with regards to instrumentation, methods, sample preparation, applications and calculations. The application of these instruments to common analytical procedures will be stressed. Spectroscopy I consists of both a lecture and laboratory component. In the lab, the students will be given extensive hands-on experience with a variety of spectroscopic instruments (AAS, FES, UV/VIS, fluorometry, IR, NIR).