Chemistry 255  Fall 2004
Analytical Chemistry 
Class & Lab Calendar
The Class Calendar constitutes our most important class document; it
contains the schedule of problem sets, exams, classes, workshops, readings,
spreadsheets, and quizzes. The calendar shows that our course is
a blend of activities, ranging from motor skills in the lab to symbol manipulation
in the class and computer. Thus, it reflects the professional world
well.
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9/6  9/7  9/8  9/9 Class 1
Introduction to RolePlaying and course structure. Harris § 03 ProbSet 1 ASGD 
9/10

9/13
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
9/14 Class 2
Standard deviation, confidence intervals and control charts. Harris § 4, 28.1, 29 DAIT 1 ASGD 
9/15
Lab 1  Basic Skills 
9/16 Class 3
Statistical testing of lab data using T, F, and Qtests. Harris § 5, 29 Workshop  statistics ProbSet 1 DUE ProbSet 2 ASGD 
9/17
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
9/20
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
9/21 Class 4
Control of solution species and composition with common ions. Harris § 6.16.6, 9.19.3 DAIT 1 DUE DAIT 2 ASGD 
9/22
Lab 2  Glassware 
9/23 Class 5 QUIZ
alphafractions as computational tools in equilibria problems. Harris § 6.76.9, 11.5 ProbSet 2 DUE ProbSet 3 ASGD 
9/24
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
9/27
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
9/28 Class 6
Computational tools and pH control of solution composition. Harris § 9.4 Workshop  solubility 
9/29
Lab 3  Calcium 1 
9/30 Class 7
Effect of ionic strength (activities) on solubility. Harris § 8 
10/1
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/4
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/5Class 8
Monoprotic weak acids and buffer solutions. Harris § 10 ProbSet 3 DUE ProbSet 4 ASGD 
10/6
Lab 4  Calcium 2 
10/7 Class 9 QUIZ
Polyprotic buffer equilibria problems. Harris § 11 DAIT 2 DUE DAIT 3 ASGD 
10/8
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/11
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/12 Class 10
Amphoteric buffer systems and pH problems. Workshop  buffers Harris § 11 ProbSet 4 DUE ProbSet 5 ASGD 
10/13
Lab 5  Acid 1 
10/14 Class 11
Polyprotic titrations and stoichiometry Harris § 12 
10/15
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/18
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/19 Class 12
Polyprotic titrations and ionic strength effects. Harris § 12 ProbSet 5 DUE ProbSet 6 ASGD 
10/20
Lab 6  Acid 2 
10/21 Class 13
EXAM 1 Classes 111 DAIT 12 ProbSets 15 
10/22
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
10/25
Fall Break 
10/26
Fall Break 
10/27
No Lab Today 
10/28 Class 14
Titrations as an analytical method for assaying acids and bases. Harris § 12 Workshop  titrations DAIT 3 DUE DAIT 4 ASGD 
10/29
Mgmt Interviews 
11/1
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/2 Class 15
Interaction of light with matter, in particular atomic spectroscopy. Harris § 18, 21 ProbSet 6 DUE ProbSet 7 ASGD 
11/3
Lab 7  Mock Robot 
11/4 Class 16
Spectrophotometers and UV systems. Harris § 20 
11/5
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/8
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/9 Class 17
CCD spectrometers and solving simultaneous equations Harris § 19 ProbSet 7 DUE ProbSet 8 ASGD 
11/10
Lab 8  Easter Egg 
11/11 Class 18 QUIZ
Electrochemistry as an analytical tool.. Harris § 14 DAIT 4 DUE DAIT 5 ASGD 
11/12
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/15
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/16 Class Class 19
Applying the Nernst equation to redox couples Harris § 15 ProbSet 8 DUE ProbSet 9 ASGD 
11/17
Lab 9  Broken Pill 
11/18 Class 20
Applying the Nernst equation to potentiometric titrations. Harris § 16 
11/19
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/22
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/23 Class 21
EXAM 2 Classes 1220 DAIT 35 ProbSets 69 DAIT 5 DUE DAIT 6 ASGD 
11/24
Thanksgiving Break 
11/25
Thanksgiving Break 
11/26
Thanksgiving Break 
11/29
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
11/30 Class 22
Concepts behind a chemical separation and "peaks". Harris § 23 ProbSet 9 DUE ProbSet 10 ASGD 
12/1
Lab 10  Downsize 
12/2 Class 23
Theoretical plates, peak shape and gas chromatography Harris § 24 DAIT 6 DUE DAIT 7 ASGD 
12/3
Open Computing Lab 
12/6
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
12/7 Class 24
Pumps, columns, and detectors in HPLC. Harris § 25 ProbSet 10 DUE ProbSet 11 ASGD 
12/8
Lab 11  Separations 
12/9 Class 25 QUIZ
Developing an HPLC analytical method Harris § 25 Workshop  Methods Development 
12/10
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
12/13
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
12/14 Class 26
Separations and Mass Spectrometry Harris § 22 ProbSet 11 DUE DAIT 7 DUE 
12/15
Mgmt Interviews Open Computing Lab 
12/16
FINAL EXAM WEEK EXAM on Monday, 12/20 2:30 pm  4:30 pm 
12/17
 
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