Lecturer: Dan Thomas  MACN 120/121/128 x53961 SCIE 1316 x52388 
dfthomas@uoguelph.ca 
Lab Coordinator: Julie De Merchant  SCIE 3113A x54861  jde@uoguelph.ca 
Lab Demonstrator: Christa Brosseau  MACN 135 
Lectures: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30  9:20 A.M. in MACK 233
Laboratory: Thurs. 2:30  5:20 P.M. in SCIE 3105, Thurs. 7:00  9:50 P.M., Fri. 2:30  5:20 P.M.
Textbook Assignments: 10%
Spreadsheet Assignments: 10%
Laboratory: 30%
MidTerm Exam: 20% (Date of exam is Tuesday, October 24, 7:00  9:00 P.M. It is to be held in MACK 233.)
Final Exam: 30% (Date of exam is Saturday, December 9 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.) Exam location is Crop Science 116/117.
Textbook: "Principles of Instrumental Analysis", Skoog, Holler, and Nieman (Thomson Learning Inc.)
You will need regular access to this book as you will be asked to read numerous chapters and the homework assignments are from the problems in the text. The textbook and several other texts that would be sueful for study are on reserve in the library.
The lecture notes can be downloaded from here. They are available in pdf format.
Section 1  Chemical Instrumentation 
Section 2  Statistics for Analytical Methods 
Section 3  Electronics 
Section 4  Signal vs. Noise 
Section 5  Operational Amplifiers 
Section 6  Digital Electronics 
Section 7  Spectrometry 
Section 8  UV/Visible Spectrometry 
2003 MidTerm Exam and Solutions  
2004 MidTerm Exam and Solutions  
2005 MidTerm Exam and Solutions  
2006 MidTerm Exam and Solutions  
Section 9  Photoluminescence 
Section 10  
Section 11  Raman Spectrometry 
Section 12  Mass Spectrometry 
Section 13  Xray Spectrometry 
Section 14  Thermal Methods 
Section 15  Radiochemical Methods 
2004 Final Exam and Solutions  
2005 Final Exam and Solutions 
Read Textbook Chapter  Hand in Worked Solutions 
Questions (if you do not have access to textbook)  Solutions 
Due Date 
Chapter 1 & Chapter 2  21, 23, 27, 214, 215, 218, 219 Note error in question 218(c). Capacitance should be 0.033. Also, answers in back of book are wrong for many of the answers for this question. Also, you will need to use some equations from the book. For equation 249, the numerator should the number 1, not the variable I. Also, they messed up the phase calculations in the impedance in an RC circuit. To be done correctly, it should really be done with complex arithmetic. They throw out all that extra information and then put it back in incorrectly. The phase angle calculation (equations 243 and 245) should have a minus sign in front of the arctan function. This is because the reactance is a negative quantity. 
Sept 22  
Chapter 3 & Chapter 4  31, 33, 35, 310, 314, 318 (None from Chapter 4)  Sept. 29  
Chapter 5  57, 58, 59, 512  Oct 6  
Chapter 6 & Chapter 7  614, 615, 712, 714, 715, 719  Oct 13  
Chapter 13  131 a,b,c, 132 d,e,f, 135, 137, 1311, 1314, 1330  Oct 20  
Chapter 14  141, 142, 146, 147  Oct 27  
Chapter 15  153, 154, 156, 157, 159  Nov 3  
Chapter 16  163, 164, 165, 168, 169, 1610, 1612  Nov 10  
Chapter 17 & Chapter 18  172, 173, 176, 179, 183, 184, 185, 186  Nov 17  
Chapter 11 & Chapter 20  202, 205, 207, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 (None from chapter 11)  Nov 23  
Chapter 12  126, 129, 1211, 1212  Dec 1 
Assignment Topic 
Due Date 
Solution 
Calibration Curve: O_{2} Sensor 
2 October 

Calibration Curve: more complex response  not this year  #2 
Internal Standard: Laquinimod by Mass Spec 
20 November  
Standard Addition: Ethanol in Baker's Yeast by NearInfrared Spectrometry 
27 November  
SavitzkyGolay Filtering  not this year  #5 
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