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    Vassar College
  Jan 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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CHEM 145 - Chemistry Research Techniques

0.5 or 1 unit(s)
This course provides an introduction to modern research instrumentation and techniques in chemistry through multiple-week laboratory projects. Students get experience with the use of advanced instrumentation, and in interpreting and analyzing the experimental results. Topics may include: structural characterization with X-ray crystallography; materials analysis with scanning probe microscopies; polymer synthesis and characterization; synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; computational chemistry to perform theoretical ab initio calculations and computer modeling of biomolecules. Mr. Donhauser.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 125 .

Enrollment by permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 50-minute period; one 4-hour laboratory.

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