CH 437 Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
1 cr. (2-0-3)
Prerequisite: CH 341 or concurrent enrollment in CH 341, junior standing or instructor’s permission.
A study of principles, instrumentation and analytical applications of this technique. Lecture material includes sample collection and preparation, sample atomization, optical instrumentation, spectral interferences and data analysis. Atomic absorption techniques will be compared to inductively coupled plasma techniques. Laboratory exercises focus on sample preparation, instrument operation and data analysis.
Note: This course is taught for one half of the semester.