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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Chemical Sciences


Quantitative Chemical Analysis Lecture
CHEM 222, Fall 2014

Schedule: MW 1:00-1:50 pm, Noyes Laboratory Rm. 217

Instructor: Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez


joaquinr@illinois.edu, Office hours by appointment: F 4-5 pm, RAL 58
Teaching Assistants:
Amit Patel (avpatel7@illinois.edu), Office hours: Monday 2-4 pm, RAL 78
Daniel Ziegler (dziegle2@illinois.edu), Office hours: Thursday 3-5 pm, RAL 58

Other course information: Credit 2 hours. CHEM 222 is intended to accompany CHEM 223,
consult with your laboratory section for information regarding policies and attendance to CHEM 223.
Prerequisite: CHEM 104 and CHEM 105 or equivalent.

Course objectives: This course will introduce you into the practice of Quantitative Analysis from
the perspective of “wet chemistry”, that is, the analysis of species in solution. Chem 222 will prepare you
for achieving or advancing towards the following objectives:

• Becoming a chemistry professional by mastering units and their conversions, identifying figures of
merit based on statistical analysis, learning chemical language and becoming proficient in ubiquitous
laboratory procedures;
• Understanding the chemical aspects of statistical error and how it impacts your experiments and
your decisions as a chemist;
• Acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the algebra of chemical reactions by mastering practical
calculations of processes at equilibrium;
• Applying this knowledge to solve general problems in acid/base chemistry, solubility, activity,
complexometry, separations and redox chemistry;
• Realizing the value of transducing chemical processes into electrical quantities and vice-versa by
means of electroanalytical systems;
• Realizing the value of analysis by means of light, that is, spectrophotometry and spectroscopic
methods;

Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Chem 222, is a fundamental part of your education as a scientist.
This class will help you develop skills that will be useful in all sub-disciplines of chemistry, for example:
preparing a buffer for your cell cultures, keeping your inorganic reactions under constant ionic strength,
choosing the right components for neutralizing the by-product of your organic reaction, understanding a
protocol for quality control in a processing plant, making electrodes for studying the electric impulses in
the brain, detecting pollutants in ground water… provided the right fundamentals, the sky is the limit!
Above all, this class will help you develop team-work and leadership skills by frequently interacting with
your classmates.

Course Materials: We will use the 8th edition of “Quantitative Chemical Analysis” by Daniel C.
Harris as textbook. This book is available at the Illini Union Bookstore. Reading from this book is required
and will be evaluated through reading quizzes in Compass. It is strongly recommended that you bring your
book to class. An alternative is that you bring other equivalent resources such as other books or
computer/online resources. The course schedule and exams however will be largely based on materials and
examples from the textbook. Examination material can also come from other materials such as PowerPoint
presentations; these will be posted in Compass.
Access to Compass will be required in order to access discussion forums, homework assignments,
grades, reading quizzes, class lectures and additional multimedia used in the class. Basic knowledge of this
platform and the daily use of e-mail is expected.
This course will use i>clickers. You are responsible for bringing your controller to class and to
register it in Blackboard. i>clicker results will be registered for class attendance (a part of your grade) and
for useful extra points. Attendance is important as this course is largely based on in-class activities based
on your active involvement in learning.
You are expected to always bring a pocket calculator, paper, pen and a ruler (or similar) to answer
questions during class. You are encouraged to use smartphones, lap top computers and other technologies
capable of storing class contents for in-class discussions, but only for academic purposes. We trust you
value your time in class and that it will not be spent in social media or others.
Examinations: There will be three partial examinations and one final examination. It is required
to take every examination. A formal medical excuse or a note from a Dean or Disability Services (see
below) will be required for alternative arrangements in case you fail to take an examination. Failing to
present two or more examinations, even with medical excuse, makes it difficult for you to approve
satisfactorily the course. All examinations will be closed book, but you will be allowed to bring a 8.5 in x
11 in (letter size) piece of paper with notes to the exam; you are required to bring a pocket calculator, pen
and pencils. No other resources such as the book, printouts or electronic media will be allowed for
examinations. For calculating your final exam score, we will average the results from your three partial
examinations and from the final exam.
Homework: Homework assignments will be provided to you on a weekly basis and will be made
available through compass. These will be released on Monday and will be handed in by you on the following
Monday at the beginning of class. We will return your graded homework a week after. Because of the large
number of assignments, we will grade for completeness, but you will be able to consult the
suggested/correct answers on compass before the module examination. Late homework will be penalized
and assigned a value of 50%.
All homework will be open book. You are welcome to work out homework assignments with your
classmates, but you are absolutely responsible for providing answers based on your understanding of the
material. Discuss knowledge but do not copy, plagiarize or incur in any type of academic dishonesty.
In order to encourage and aid your learning through homework activities, we will open discussion
forums on compass so you can express questions, observations, or other comments you would like to point
out to your peers. You are welcome to participate in a respectful way and to exchange ideas and procedures,
but please, do not give out final answers. The TA’s will provide you with the necessary information on how
to upload materials (no attachments please) so that these forums work smoothly. Your instructor and TA’s
will participate as well in order to guide some of the discussions. Participation in these forums will grant
you extra points at the discretion of your TA’s and instructor and we encourage you to make them part of
your routine problem solving.
Reading tests will be made available to you through compass before examinations. These are
designed with the intention of making sure you go over key material in your textbook and you will be able
to take them multiple times before the deadline.
Academic Integrity: All students are expected to understand and follow the Student Code,
especially article one (http://admin.illinois.edu/policy/code/article1_part1_1-101.html) and in the case of
examinations and homework assignment, the parts especially referring to the definitions pertaining
Academic Integrity. Cheating on an examination will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. In
case of doubt on a homework assignment, you are encouraged to consult your TA or even your classmates
for help provided that it does not conflict with the code of conduct. You are not allowed to copy parts or
the whole of a homework assignment or examination from your peers.
Disability Services: Students with disabilities will be appropriately accommodated, and should
inform me as soon as possible of their needs. Disability Resources and Educational Services is located at
1207 S. Oak St.; telephone 333-1970; disability@uiuc.edu; http://www.disability.illinois.edu.

Grading: Alfa-numeric grades are determined at the discretion of the TA’s and instructor. It is
likely that your midterm grades will be corrected “on the curve” such that the class average sits on a B+/83
average as shown below. Any curving procedure has the intention of helping your grade. You can use the
schedule below to guide your examination results after the curve has been applied.
Numerical grade Letter grade Numerical grade Letter grade
Top 3 100+ A+ (only for final) 66-72 B-
93-100+ A 60-65 C+
87-92 A- 50-59 C
80-86 B+ 50 or less D
73-79 B

Final grade breakdown:*


Average of examinations: 55%
Homework assignments: 20%
Attendance/in-class activities 20%
Reading assignments: 5%
Total: 100%
Academic deadlines: You are responsible for checking all that apply to your situation, please consult them
in the following address. http://www.registrar.illinois.edu/registration/deadlines_FALL2014.html
Expected conduct in the classroom. Instructors are responsible for maintaining order and a positive
learning environment in the classroom, and whatever behavior that is found to interfere with or disrupt this
environment will be sanctioned. All students must behave according to the code of conduct and guarantee
an inclusive environment for all peers and members of the University community as described in
http://oeoa.illinois.edu/campusconduct.html. Students whose behavior suggests the need for counseling or
other assistance may be referred to their college office or University Counseling Services. Sexual
harassment by any member of the University community, student, faculty, staff, administration, is
prohibited according to the university policies that can be fully consulted at the following link:
http://oeoa.illinois.edu/sexualharassment.html
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
Quantitative Analysis Lecture
CHEM 222, Fall 2014

Schedule: MW 1:00-1:50 pm, Noyes Laboratory Rm. 217


Instructor: Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez

LECTURE CALENDAR

Day Tentative topics Comments


08/25 Course Introduction, scope Check BB, get book,
register i>clicker
08/27 Introduction to Analytical Method Coursework begins
09/01 Labor day
09/03 Review of Math Out of town
09/08 Statistics and Data analysis
09/10 Statistics and Data analysis
09/15 Chemical Equilibrium
09/17 Chemical Equilibrium
09/22 Acid-Base Chemistry
09/24 Acid-Base Chemistry
09/29 Topics in Acid-Base Chemistry
10/01 Exam 1 Reading assignment 1
10/06 Exam review
10/08 Topics in Acid-Base Chemistry
10/13 Analytical Equivalence
10/15 Analytical Equivalence
10/20 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry
10/22 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry
10/27 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry
10/29 Electrochemistry – Amperometry
11/03 Electrochemistry – Amperometry
11/05 Exam 2 Reading assignment 2
11/10 Exam review – Electrochemistry research
11/12 Spectrophotometry
11/17 Spectrophotometry
11/19 Spectrophotometry
11/24 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving Break
11/26 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving Break
12/01 Separations
12/03 Separations
12/8 Exam 3 Reading assignment 3
12/10 Exam review – Frontiers of Analysis
12/15 Final Exam TBA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
Quantitative Analysis Lecture
CHEM 222, Fall 2014

Schedule: MW 1:00-1:50 pm, Noyes Laboratory Rm. 217


Instructor: Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez

READING SCHEDULE

Day Tentative topics Comments


08/25 Course Introduction, scope Check BB, get book,
register i>clicker
08/27 Introduction to Analytical Method Ch. 0
09/01 Labor day
09/03 Review of Math Out of town
09/08 Statistics and Data analysis Ch. 3 (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
09/10 Statistics and Data analysis Ch. 4, Ch. 5
09/15 Chemical Equilibrium Ch.1, Ch. 6
09/17 Chemical Equilibrium Ch. 6, Ch. 7 (7.1, 7.2)
09/22 Acid-Base Chemistry Ch. 7 (rest), Ch. 8
09/24 Acid-Base Chemistry Ch. 8
09/29 Topics in Acid-Base Chemistry Ch. 9
10/01 Exam 1 Reading assignment 1
10/06 Exam review All through Ch. 9
10/08 Topics in Acid-Base Chemistry All through Ch. 9
10/13 Analytical Equivalence Ch. 10
10/15 Analytical Equivalence All through Ch. 11
10/20 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry Ch. 13
10/22 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry Ch. 13
10/27 Electrochemistry – Potentiometry Ch. 14
10/29 Electrochemistry – Amperometry Ch. 16
11/03 Electrochemistry – Amperometry Ch. 16
11/05 Exam 2 Reading assignment 2
11/10 Exam review – Electrochemistry research All through Ch. 16
11/12 Spectrophotometry Ch. 17
11/17 Spectrophotometry Ch. 17
11/19 Spectrophotometry Ch. 18
11/24 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving Break
11/26 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving Break
12/01 Separations Ch. 22
12/03 Separations
12/8 Exam 3 Reading assignment 3
12/10 Exam review – Frontiers of Analysis
Final Exam TBA