Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 214)
BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE
Instructor: Dr. Bansi Kalra Office: Dana 230 Phone: x6542
Course Goals and Assessment
This course will introduce you to the vocabulary and concepts used in basic Analytical Chemistry. You will learn the details of steps involved in the preparation and analysis of a sample, the chemical basis and techniques of analysis using gravimetric and volumetric methods as well as chromatography and spectroscopy. You will also learn and use statistical methods to determine the precision of experimental results.
At least ten graded assignments, three quizzes, three tests and a final exam will test your understanding of the material dealing with these goals.
Text: Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction, Seventh Edition by Skoog, West, Holler, and Crouch
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:20 a.m. Dana 113
| **Final Exam
- All examinations, tests and quizzes must carry a signed pledge. The unsigned papers will not be graded until "the student gives the assurance that the work is her own" and pledges the paper to that effect.
- The tests and quizzes will be closed-book take-home tests and will be due at the beginning of the following class period.
** All tests and the Final Exam will be comprehensive tests covering ALL the material covered in the class.
|Quiz 1: February 15
||Test 1: March 1
|Quiz 2: March 15
||Test 2 : April 5
|Quiz 3: April 19
||Test 3: May 1
|Final Exam: During the final-exams week.
Problems will be assigned and graded on a regular basis and will be due during the following class period. Late assignments will NOT be accepted for CREDIT.
To avoid disturbing the class, the doors to the classroom will be closed at
the beginning of the class. Please make sure you are seated by that time.
- Regular class attendance is expected of you. Spot roll calls
will be taken. Every absence from class will reduce your
grade by 5% and more than three absences will result in a grade of F. If for some unforeseen reason you cannot make it to a class,
please call me or send me an email message
- If you are unable to write a test/quiz on the assigned day and time, you must get permission from the instructor, before the assigned day. Otherwise, no make-up test/quiz/exam will be given. The score on a missed test/quiz/exam will be zero.
- If you miss a class because of a medical problem, a
note from your attending physician is required for an
excused absence. For an excused absence
from a class due to
a required court appearance, or other unavoidable circumstances, appropriate proof is required. You are responsible for making up the missed work.
- Please check the dates for tests, quizzes and exams, and, if possible, do not make any medical appointments with your doctor or plane reservations that will keep you away from the class.