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CHEM 440. Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2,3)

Credits: 3
Department: Chemistry
Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of chemical analysis of soils, water, and air samples. Emphasis on sample preparation.
Prerequisites: CHEM 350 (C- or better)
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use and understand analytical chemical instrumentation relevant to environmental chemistry measurements including GC, HPLC, pH measurements, Atomic Absorbance/Emission, fluorescence, titration equipment.
2. Present a class seminar or project to peers & professor on an environmentally related subject within the realm of chemistry.
3. Apply solution preparation techniques, calibrations and calibration standards.
4. Maintain a proper laboratory notebook which records data, demonstrates data processing, and presents results in an articulate manner.
5. Address analytical measurement and equilibrium issues related to earth's soil, atmosphere, and water resources.
6. Understand the role of emergent chemicals in the environment.
7. Understand the role of basic statistical processes such as error measurement and sampling variability.

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