Analytical Chemistry II Lab

Course Details

Course Number: 3405  Section Number: 21A

Spring 2015

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 311, 323 and 301

Days & Times:

M, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Jianguo Shao   
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Course Objectives

                      Exp 1                                 Determination of pKa of acetic acid by potentiometric titration (1 week)

                      Exp 2                                 Determination of the composition of gasoline by GC-FID (2 weeks)

                      Exp 3                                Determination of caffeine in soft drinks by HPLC (2 weeks)

                      Exp 4                                Determination of iron in a natural water sample by UV-vis (1 week)

                      Exp 5                                Determination of Na+ in sports drinks by AAS and AES (2 weeks)

                      Exp 6                                GC-MS of Citrus Oils (1 week)

                      Exp 7                                Cyclic voltammetry of K3Fe(CN)3 in water (1 week)

                      Exp 8                               Fluorometric determination of quinine (1 week)

                     Final Paper Exam           Comprehensive exam covering all experiments                   


Course Expectations

This course is combined with the lecture course CHEM 3405-201.

Grading Standards

The overall grade of CHEM 3405 will be given by combining 60% lecture grade with 40% lab grade.

Two unexcused absence will result in a grade of "F" in this course.

Grading Scale:

                       A:       90 - 100%

                       B:       80 - 89%

                       C:       70 - 79%

                       D:       60 - 69%

                       F:        < 60%

Final Exam4/27/2015  1:30 pm

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Assignment dependent, check with the instructor ..  .

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Two unexcused absence will result in a grade of "F" in this course. 

Other Policies

Cell Phones, computers, PDA’s and other electronic devices are NOT allowed. Cell phones must be OFF during any scheduled class period.


Drop Policy:   Last day to withdraw with an automatic grade of W:  March 30, 2015

                     Dropping from the course after this date assigns a grade of F.


Other Requirements: 

1) The lab coat and goggles must be worn at all times while anyone in the lab is doing experiment.

2) No open-toed shoes are allowed in the lab.

3) A permanently bound lab notebook with consecutively numbered pages.

4) Students must read the assigned sections in the lab manual before coming to the lab.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.