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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 220 - Quantitative Analysis

Units: 4
An introduction to analytical chemistry including determination of error in measurement, statistical analysis of data, acid-base equilibria, and electrochemical, spectrometric, and chromatographic methods of analysis. Focus on development of applied laboratory skills and practical application of technique. Lecture Units: 2; Lab Units: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with grade C- or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: CHEM 2200.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Define and explain the difference between uncertainty and error and discuss common sources and means to minimize or avoid error in laboratory analysis;
  2. Explain the theory behind titration-based analysis, including the regions of a titration curve, proper use of indicators, means of detecting equivalence points;
  3. Apply titrations to simple acid-base, complexation-based, and potentiometric analyses;
  4. Design a buffer given a desired pH and total concentration;
  5. Explain the basic principles of both spectroscopy and chromatography as they apply to the analysis of samples;
  6. Perform calculations involving basic statistics, acid-base equilibria, electrochemical potentials, complex ion equilibria, and spectroscopic analysis;
  7. Write formal reports and use graphs to display results.

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