C 331 Quantitative Analysis

I. COURSE: C 331 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 5 c.h.

C 331 L QUANT. LAB. 0 c.h.

CLASS LOCATION: F 302 MWF 9:00-9:50 & M 1-5

II. TERM:Fall, 2011

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Joyce R. Baker

OFFICE: Fisher 215

PHONE: 423-746-5233

OFFICE HOURS:     MWF 8:00-8:50 and TTh 8:30-10:30 or by appointment

III. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Gravimetric and volumetric determinations, stoichiometry of analytical chemistry, equilibria and separations.  Prerequisite: C 102, M 142

IV. COURSE GOALS & OBJECTIVES /COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
To perform precise and accurate quantitative analysis of unknown quantities of inorganic chemicals

To understand the chemistry of the analysis

To calculate equilibrium information pertinent to chemical analysis

V. COURSE RELATIONSHIP TO MAJOR PROGRAM & DEPARTMENTAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PURPOSES:

To provide the basic skills and knowledge to function in an industrial analytical lab or proceed with graduate studies in analytical chemistry.

To demonstrate mathematical skills

To meet B.S. chemistry major requirements


COLLEGE-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES
use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening **
be knowledgeable of religious beliefs and issues, the religious positions of others, and the choices with which religion confronts them
recognize the issues that affect social and political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective
demonstrate mathematical and basic computer skills, and discover the impact of science and technology **
appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment
choose physical activities which will enhance wellness.

** college-wide learning outcomes covered in this course

VI. COURSE RELATIONSHIP TO CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS FROM THE EDUCATION MATRICES:
The General Science/ Chemistry major should ask for and will receive the applicable matrices for Quantitative Analysis.

VII. TEXT AND OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES: Skoog, et. al. , Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , 8th ed., Thomson (Brooks/Cole), 2004

VIII. TOPICS OR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION: Evaluation of analytical data, gravimetric analysis, titrimetric analysis, equilibrium calculations, titration curves, sample handling, and computer applications.

IX. ADDITIONAL READINGS:

REQUIRED: CD-ROM that came with textbook

SUGGESTED: None

X. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION and LEARNING:

Lectures, problem solving and board work, Excel computer applications, laboratory unknowns, laboratory notebook writing, and tests.

XIA. REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS: Classroom attendance, laboratory unknowns and notebook keeping, reading assigned material and doing assigned problems, participation at Smart Board or computer, test performance and use of spreadsheets and other computer activities.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Homework problems will be assigned from the textbook. These are for your benefit and will not be collected for grading. If they are not done regularly as they are assigned, you will find examinations much more difficult. If you have questions, please ask them in class or consult your instructor for help.

XIB. MEANS OF EVALUATION:

Hour exams that require problem solving, definitions and explanations and the use of spreadsheets. (50%)

Laboratory analyses (50%)

XIC. TEST SCHEDULE:

Sept. 12
Chapters 1, 4, 9, 10
Oct. 3
Chapters 11, 12
Oct 24
13, 14
Nov. 21 Chapters 15, 16, 17
 Dec. 2 Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8

 

XID. GRADES: 500 pts. tests and 500 pts. analytical unknowns

XIE. GRADING SCALE:

100.0-93.0%
A
74.9-70.0% C
92.9-88.0%
A
69.9-68.0%
C-
89.7-85.0%
B+
67.9-65.0%
D+
84.9-80.0%
B
64.9-60.0%
D
79.9-78.0%
B-
59.9-58.0%
D-
77.9-75.0%
C+
57.9- 0.0%
F

XIF. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Daily participation is required. Attendance is considered a measure of the student's interest and effort.Make an effort to be present every day and on time. Grades will not be lowered directly as a result of absence. Students are responsible for material presented in class whether they are present or not. Changes in this syllabus announced in class will take priority over what is printed in this document.In the past syllabus changes have only been for test dates.

XIG. COMPUTERS:Computers will be used in the class primarily for utilizing spreadsheets. Tests will require computer spreadsheets.  Please provide your own laptop.

XIH. ASSESSMENT MEASURES FOR COLLEGE-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcome
Measurement
Assessment
to use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening
Reading: Student will read the textbook, handouts, and assignments.
Writing: Student will complete written exams with each exams containing at least one essay question. There will also be writing required in the lab notebook.
Speaking: Student will participate in class discussions and share answers with the class using the Smartboard.
Listening: Student will attend class, participate in lecture and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, quizzes and other assignments.
The student will be assessed on the effectiveness of these four skills as all of the graded course components will require use of these skills
Learning Outcome
Measurement
Assessment
to demonstrate mathematical and basic computer skills, and discover the impact of science and technology
Mathematical skills: Student will complete multiple types of calculations provided through lecture, handouts, quizzes, homework and examinations.
Impact of Science and Technology. Through the course, material will be related to the impact to the society historically as well as currently.
Assessment of Mathematical skills will be done through class examinations
Assessment of the Impact of Science and Technology will primarily be through essay portions of examinations where students will be required to present the facts and may also be asked to present their views.

 

XII. CLINICAL/LABORATORY/FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCES:

This course requires laboratory participation, proper safety precautions, proper disposal of chemical wastes and quantitative determination of unknowns.

The laboratory portion of this course is very important and also a time-consuming part of the course. Fifty percent of your final grade will come from the laboratory.In addition to the scheduled laboratory periods, the laboratory will be open 8:00 A.M. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  You will need to find times in addition to your regularly scheduled lab period when you can weigh samples, clean equipment, cool samples, and do much of the general preparation for laboratory. The amount of time required depends on how well you can organize your time and on the number of times you have to start an experiment over because of carelessness or accidents. Learning to be efficient is one of the goals of the laboratory work.
There is a 10% penalty for refills of unknowns or standard. 
It may be possible to repeat an experiment at the end of the semester.  It depends on your time management.

SAFETY GLASSES ARE REQUIRED when preparing solutions or during other hazardous activties. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS STATE LAW MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE LABORATORY.

 You must dispose of chemicals according to proper procedures given for each laboratory

You must wear proper footwear; ie. your feet are to be covered.

Also there is to be no smoking and no eating or drinking in the laboratory or balance room at any time.
The section of the text on Laboratory Safety and Safety Rules begins on p. 52. You are expected observe these rules at all times.
You are also expected to leave your work area, balance, and the areas you must share with others clean and orderly when you leave the laboratory for more than a few minutes.  You will be dismissed from the laboratory for the day for any safety or disposal violations.  Three violations and you fail the laboratory and class.

All experiments are to be performed individually and independently except when specifically directed to work in groups.

LABORATORY NOTEBOOK:

All experimental data must be entered directly into a permanently bound notebook.  Any loose pieces of paper used to record data will be collected and destroyed. Under no circumstances are any pages to be tom out of the notebook.  All data will be recorded in black or blue-black ink. 

LABORATORY REPORTS:

Reports are due in F 215 by 5:00 p.m. on the date given in the laboratory schedule. Results submitted after this date will be graded down 10 points for each week or portion of a week for which they are late. Miscalculated results will be returned to the student for correction and the grade will be reduced by 10 points.
This will apply to decimal errors as well as other types of mistakes. Corrected results must be resubmitted within one week of the time they are returned.

LABORATORY SCHEDULE:

Due September 26 KHP (p. 1071) and Carbonate ((p. 1072)
Due November 7 Gravimetric Chloride (p. 1062) and Hardness of water (p. 1078)
Due November 28 Vitamin (p. 1093)

 XIV. HONOR CODE:  Each student is expected to abide by the TWC Honor Code, particularly on examinations. You will be expected to sign a pledge for each exam. Specifically, you will not cheat in any manner before or during the exam. Please review the Honor Code in the “Tennessee Wesleyan College Student Handbook & Calendar”.

Penalties:  The first violation of the Honor Code will have the activity scored as a zero and the violation will be reported to the Academic Dean. The second violation earns an F in the course.

XV. DATE PREPARATION/REVISION:  August 8, 2011                  INITIALED BY: JRB