Course Description


CH 437 Atomic Absorption Spectometry
1 cr. (2-0-3)
Prerequisite: CH 111, CH 112, CH 241, and CH 242 or consent of instructor

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.