CHEM 5414 - Analytical Principles, 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2124 with C or better or CHEM 2984 with C or better
This course is an in-depth examination of the chemistry and mathematical underpinnings connected to classical chemical calculations and wet chemical methods that form the foundation of modern quantitative chemistry. Using only a balance, buret and various classical volumetric devices, students will develop skills and understanding of gravimetric, titrimetric, complexometric, argentometric and redox methodologies. The course contains a thorough coverage of the manifold concentration systems and conversions as well as complete treatment of the details of equilibrium equations connected to precipitation, acid-base reactions, buffers , complexation and redox. Non-ideal corrections, notably Debye-Huckel theory, will also be covered.