The days and dates shown correspond to the Spring semester of 1999
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roles in class
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2/8
• Purchase books and activate your Unix login and password so you can receive electronic mail.
• Get manuals at ACC for Mail (Pine), Word, & Excel

2/9 Class 1
Introduction to role-playing laboratories and classes, course activities, grading, & class computer uses .
Harris pp 50-64
ProbSet 1assigned
Lab 1-Computing

2/10
To Do List:
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Lab 1-Computing

2/11 Class 2
Standard deviations, confidence intervals, and control charts for analytical laboratory Quality Control.
Harris pp. 68-86
Spreadst 1 assigned
Workshop1-Statistics

2/12
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

2/15
Staff Meeting 1
• Time Management
• Sprdsht Design
• Lab Safety
• Waste Disposal Plans
• Balance Interfacing
• How to make solutions

2/16 Class 3
Statistical and round robin testing of laboratory data using the t-test and F-test.
Harris pp 92-107, 816-824
ProbSet 1 DUE
ProbSet 2 assigned
Lab 2-Basic Skills

2/17
To Do List:
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Lab 2- Basic Skills

2/18 Class 4
Solubility 1-control of solution species and composition with common ions
Harris pp 191-197, 112-126
Sprdsht 1 DUE
Sprdsht 2 assigned
Workshop2-Solubility

2/19
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

2/22
Staff Meeting 2
• Sprdsht Design
• Data Collection
• Data Exchange
• Round Robin Testing
• Soldering Cables
• How to do a T-test
 

2/23 Class 5
Quiz 1
(20 min.)
Alpha fractions as computational tools in equilibria problems.
Harris pp 254-256
ProbSet 2 DUE
ProbSet 3 assigned
Lab 3-Glassware

2/24
To Do List:
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Lab 3- Glassware

2/25 Class 6
Solubility 2 - Computational tools and pH control of solution composition.
Harris pp 197-205
Sprdsht 2 DUE
Sprdsht 3 assigned
Workshop3-Activities

2/26
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

3/1
Staff Meeting 3
• Time Management
• The PbCrO4 chemistry
• How to form ppt.
• Filtration Procedures
• Learning to operate the Buck AA instrument.
• How to do a standard addition

3/2 Class 7
Solubility 3 - Effect of ionic strength (activities) on solubility.
Harris pp 174-186
ProbSet 3 DUE
ProbSet 4 assigned
Lab 4-Lead1

3/3
To Do List:
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Lab 4-Lead1

3/4 Class 8
Acid/Base 1 - How to do monoprotic weak acids and buffer solutions.
Harris pp 126-138, 210-233
Sprdsht 3 DUE
Spreadsht 4 assigned
Workshop4-Buffers

3/5
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

3/8
Staff Meeting 4
• Cooling Curves
• How to differentiate between homogeneous and heterogeneous results.
• Data Exchange
• Round Robin Testing
• Std Addition Results

3/9 Class 9
Acid/Base 2 - How to approach polyprotic buffer equilibria problems.
Harris pp 238-259
ProbSet 4 DUE
ProbSet 5 assigned
Lab 5-Lead2

3/10
To Do List:
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Lab 5-Lead2

3/11 Class 10
Examination 1
Covering
Classes 1-9,
Labs 1-5 ,
ProbSets 1-4, &
Sprdshts 1-4
Sprdsht 4 DUE
Sprdsht 5 assigned

3/12
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

3/15
Staff Meeting 5
• Base Standardization
• pH Meter Calibration
• pH Meter Interfacing
• Balance Interfacing
• LabVIEW VI Titration

3/16 Class 11
Acid/Base 3 - Amphoteric buffer systems and pH problems.
Harris pp 243-248
ProbSet 5 DUE
ProbSet 6 assigned
Lab 6-Acid1

3/17
To Do List:
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7.______________Lab 6-Acid1

3/18 Class 12
Acid/Base 4 - Polyprotic titrations and stoichiometry.
Harris pp 264-298
Sprdsht 5 DUE
Spreadsht 6 assigned
Workshop5-Titrations

3/19
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

3/22
Staff Meeting 6
Calculating the theoretical titration curves
• File transfers
• Making buffers from the theoretical results
• Effects of ionic strength
• What makes a titration a valuable (if boring) analytical procedure.

3/23 Class 13
Acid Base 6 - Titrations as an analytical method for assaying acids and bases.
Harris pp 510-534
ProbSet 6 DUE
ProbSet 7 assigned
Lab 7-Acid2

3/24
To Do List:
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Lab 7-Acid2

3/25 Class 14
Spectrophotometry 1 - Interaction of light with matter, in particular atomic spectroscopy.
Harris pp 614-635
Sprdsht 6 DUE
Sprdsht 7 assigned
Workshop6-Spectra

3/26
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

3/29 Spring Break

3/30 Spring Break

3/31 Spring Break

4/1 Spring Break

4/2 Spring Break

4/5
No staff meeting
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Returning from Easter Break.

4/6 Class 15
QUIZ 2
(20 Min.)
Spectrophotometry 2 - Spectrophotometers and UV systems.
Harris pp 576-608
ProbSet 7 DUE
ProbSet 8 assigned
Lab 8-Robot1

4/7
To Do List:
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Lab 8-Robot1

4/8 Class 16
Spectrophotometry 3 - How a CCD spectrometer works and solving simultaneous equations.
Workshop - spectrometry
Harris pp 544-564
Sprdsht 7 DUE
Sprdsht 8 assigned
Workshop7-CeMgt.EMFs

4/9
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

4/12
Staff Meeting 7
The LabVIEW VI’s
• Understanding the simulations
• Management Interview approaches
• Robot Demonstration
• Spectrometer Oper.
• Computer File Exch.
• Standard Soln. Prep
• Mock Robot Language.

4/13 Class 17
Redox 1- Equilibrium cell potentials via the IUPAC conventions & the Nernst equation
Harris pp 336-363
ProbSet 8 DUE
ProbSet 9 assigned
Lab 9-Robot2

4/14
To Do List:
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Lab 9-Robot2

4/15 Class 18
Redox 2 - Applying the Nernst equation to potentiometric titrations.
Harris pp 374-404
Sprdsht 8 DUE
Sprdsht 9 assigned
Workshop8-Titrations

4/16
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

4/19
Staff Meeting 8
• Blending the Dyes
• Running the CCD spec
• SpreadSheets
• The isosbestic point

4/20 Class 19
Redox 3 - Applying the Nernst equation to potentiometric titratioins.
Harris pp 414-436
ProbSet 9 DUE
ProbSet 10 assigned
Lab 10-Easter Egg

4/21
To Do List:
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Lab 10-Easter Egg

4/22 Class 20
Examination 2
Covering
Classes 11-19,
Labs 6-9,
ProbSets 5-9, &
Sprdshts 5-9
Sprdsht 9 DUE
Sprdsht 10 assigned

4/23
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

4/26
Staff Meeting 9
• Standard Solutions
• Robot Scheduling
• Known Controls
• Round Robin Testing
• Preparing samples for next week.
• Aqua Regia dissolution procedures

4/27 Class 21
Separations 1 - Developing the concepts behind a chemical separation and "peaks".
Harris pp 640-667
ProbSet 10 DUE
ProbSet 11 assigned
Lab 11-Downsizing

4/28
To Do List:
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Lab 11-Downsizing

4/29 Class 22
Separations 2 - Theoretical plates, peak shape and gas chromatography.
Harris pp 674-699
Sprdsht 10 DUE
Sprdsht 11assigned
Workshop9-Pk Shapes

4/30
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

5/3
Staff Meeting 10
• Robot Standards
• The copper interference problem on zinc and other elements.
• Atomic Abs Sched.
• AA Operation
• Data Telemetry

5/4 Class 23
Quiz 3
(20 Min.)
Separations 3 - Pumps and columns in HPLC.
Harris pp 712-742
ProbSet 11 DUE
ProbSet 12 assigned
Lab 12-Pill Mach.

5/5
To Do List:
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Lab 12-Pill Mach.

5/6 Class 24
Separations 3 - Columns, and detectors in HPLC.
Harris pp 712-742
Sprdsht 11 DUE
Sprdsht 12 assigned
Workshop10-Purity

5/7
To Do List:
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Open Computing Lab

5/10
Staff Meeting 11
• HPLC Columns
• HPLC Mobile Phase
• Carcinogenic Matls.
• Data Acquisition
• Column Parameters
• Check-out plans

5/11 Class 25
Examination 3
Covering Classes 21-24, Labs 10-12, ProbSets 10-12,& Sprdshts 10-12
ProbSet 12 DUE
Lab 13 - HPLC

5/12
To Do List:
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7.________________Lab 13 - HPLC

5/13 Class 26
Lab Exam OUT
The uses of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry for the analysis of complex mixtures.
Harris pp 742-749
Sprdsht 12 DUE

5/14
Lab Exam Due IN at the start of the Final Exam.

An experiment was started in 1995 - bringing portable computers into the classroom to bring the class and lab closer together, metaphorically speaking, so that students do not necessarily consider them separate in importance..

Not everything tried worked well, but much did, as indicated below:

com puters in class

The original experiment has been recently expanded in the spring of 2001 to include wireless networking on portables in class.

There is no question that this works! Here, Paul Jackson demonstrates a normal error curve while students work on a statistics problem. The portables have been use for everything from demonstrations to projects to use on exams. The wireless networking makes connection to lab computers and the web trivial. More will follow on this experiment.

 

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