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    Oct 17, 2021  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM-606 Trace Analysis (3)

A comparison of techniques for the identification and quantitative analysis of trace quantities, with an emphasis on instruments with a low level of detection. Trace analyses discussed include atomic absorption and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy, x-ray techniques, voltammetry and potentiometry, fluorimetry, and radiochemistry. Preconcentration methods, such as purge and trap, solid phase extraction, and voltammetric stripping are also discussed. A discussion of sample handling and risks of contamination demonstrates the need for careful laboratory planning and practices. Usually Offered: spring. Grading: A-F only.