Gas Chromatograph  


Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory" is the practical component of Quantitative Chemical Analysis, the first of a two-semester sequence in Analytical Chemistry.  Analytical Chemistry has played a particularly important role in many of the most significant technological advances of the past 20 years. In this laboratory course you will learn experimental techniques that are now being applied in not only chemistry and biochemistry, in other areas such as molecular biology, materials science, environmental and earth sciences, pharmaceuticals, and nutrition and human health.

The experiments in this manual were adapted from classical analytical experiments by faculty in the Analytical Division of the FSU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. They were written to demonstrate basic principles and provide you with experience in the important analytical laboratory procedures used for Quantitative Analysis.

References to background reading material are provided for each experiment. These background readings can be found in D.C. Harris: Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 7th Edition, the text for the companion lecture part of CHM 3120C. Additional information can be found in Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch: Analytical Chemistry, An Introduction, 7th Edition.

Please NOTE that you must receive a passing score on your Pre-Lab Quiz NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M.NOON ON THE MONDAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED EXPERIMENT to be admitted to the lab.




Potentiometric Titration of an Acid Mixture

Determination of Ascorbic Acid by Redox Titration

Spectrophotometric Determination of pH

Spectrophotometric Determination of Iron in Drinking Water

The Fluoride Ion-Selective Electrode

Li by Flame Emission

Copper in Metal Alloys by Liquid-Liquid Extraction

Quantitative Analysis of Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography

Polymer Molecular Weight by End-Group Analysis