This topic introduces advanced spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Studies in the area of spectroscopy will focus on the principles of and use of NMR, IR and mass spectrometry for chemical structure determination. Studies in electrochemistry will focus on the underlying principles, important examples of electrochemical reactions and expand to the analytical uses of electrochemistry in sensor technology.
A considerable focus will be on the underlying theory of each technique along with instrumentation and sample requirements. The theory discussed in lectures is supported by a series of laboratory exercises, problem solving activities and writing exercises. Problem solving and report writing activities have been designed with an all-encompassing capstone style and will require students to relate their knowledge in this topic to a broader scope and audience.
This topic aims to introduce students to advanced spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Specifically, this topic aims to give students: