University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
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CHEM 455 - Instrumental Analysis

(3 units)
Critical examination of the process of quantitative chemical measurement entailing a systematic treatment of instrument design and instrumental methods.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 330 ; Corequisite(s): CHEM 422 .

Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain basic instrumentation concepts.
2. demonstrate instrumentation skills through performing laboratory experiments.
3. communicate laboratory results effectively in written and oral form.
4. use basic diagnostic methods of laboratory instrumentation.
5. interpret recorded data with standard statistical methods including noise analysis.
6. describe in detail examples of instrumentation utilized in current chemical research.
7. employ statistical methods and analytical reasoning to discriminate between sound and unsound interpretation of data.
8. evaluate the impact of the precision, accuracy, sensitivity of instrumental analytical methods as applied in environmental or biomedical context and the resulting impact on societal problems, including trace chemical analysis and false positives.


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