ENVR 726

Instrumental Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Environmental Samples

Spring 2007


Class Hours and Location:
Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM 1001 Michael Hooker Research Center
Wednesdays Lectures - 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM 1001 Michael Hooker Research Center
  Labs - 1:00 - 6:00 PM 1104 Michael Hooker Research Center
First lecture Wednesday, January 10th; 1:00-3:00 1304 Hooker Research Center
First lab Wednesday, January 31st  

Course Credits: 4

Intended for
(i) Graduate students with at least one prior undergraduate course in chemistry who may wish to use analytical instrumentation in their research or understand how it used to generate research results. Such students might, for example, be on an engineering track and as consultants in their future careers will need to know what resources are available to answer specific challenges and how to detect when analytical results are valid and invalid.

(ii) Graduate students with a strong chemistry background who wish to receive intensive training and experience on the use of and application of advanced analytical instrumentation

(iii) Senior level undergraduate students with at least one course in organic and physical chemistry who would like to gain some marketable skills in applying their fundamental knowledge of chemistry and/or environmental sciences to the solution of environmental problems using analytical tools. Students will have to enroll in Envr 296, Section 005, "Chemical Methods," (Course code: 36115) for 3 or 4 credits but should first discuss this with the instructor (see contact info below.)

Important Lab Practices

All registered students must provide the TA with certification that they have taken and passed the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Laboratory Training examination before they will be permitted to participate in this class. Click on the active link in the previous sentence to take the 1 hour on-line class and exam. (The exam requires a UNC PID or Onyen/password combo. We are looking into the procedure for non-UNC students.)

Since there have been system failures in the past, print out a copy of your answers after you take the exam and before submitting it. If the system fails and you are unable to go back to the page with your answers, you can mail a copy to EHS at the address on their webpage. Please print out a copy of the certification of your success at the exam and bring to the class on January 10th to be permitted to maintain enrollment in this class.

Instructor: Howard Weinberg
Phone: 966-3859
Fax: 966-7911
Email: howard_weinberg<at>unc.edu
Web Address: http://www.unc.edu/~weinberg/
Office Address: Room 111, Rosenau Hall
Office Hours: Thursday, Noon - 2:00 PM, or by appointment

Faculty Assistant: Robin Whitley
Phone: 966-7300
Email:  robin_whitley@unc.edu
Office Address: Room 4114, McGavran-Greenberg

Teaching Assistant: Katja Weissbach
Phone: 966-1094
Email: weissbac@email.unc.edu


Recommended Texts

Analytical Chemistry, 5th Edition, by Christian. Wiley, NY, 1994. (QD101.2 .C57 1994)

Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 5th edition, by Skoog, Holler, and Nieman. Saunders College Publishing,
   Philadelphia, PA. (QD79.I5 S58 1998 - Chemistry Library)
   Copies of this text are available for purchase in the Health Affairs Bookstore.

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