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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 457 Experimental Physical Chemistry (1-2 per semester/maximum of 2) Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the principles of physical chemistry and teach techniques of error analysis and the presentation of quantitative data. (Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.)

CHEM 457

CHEM 457 Experimental Physical Chemistry (2)

CHEM 457 is a laboratory course designed to illustrate some of the principles of physical chemistry presented in CHEM 450 and 452 and to teach proper treatment and presentation of quantitative data. In this course, students will learn how to write quantitative laboratory reports complete with analysis of the uncertainties of the measurements they make. They will also learn how these uncertainties are propagated through each calculation that make use of the initial measurements. In doing so, students should become more aware of the importance of experimental design, proper use of instrumentation, and careful data collection.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCH E 320

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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