Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
The course is designed to develop research skills. The labwork will have a somewhat bioanalytical focus, e.g. the chemical analysis of biological molecules or biologically related ions and the use of biomolecules in assays. We will work to develop good laboratory practice, both conceptually and practically, and consider how to do good science. The combined lecture/lab approach will be used to help you understand quantitative approaches to analysis, sources of error, and the utility but also limitations of laboratory measurements. You will be asked to apply a portion of this knowledge to your own laboratory determinations. We will also discuss more advanced analytical methods involving chemical separations and instrumental analyses. This course fills one of the requirements for a minor in chemistry.