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Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy

A series of collaborative learning activities and accompanying text that develop the areas of molecular and atomic spectroscopy is provided. Chapters on basics of spectrophotometry, ultraviolet/visible absorption, molecular fluorescence, infrared, Raman and atomic spectroscopy are included. These activities are intended to be done in class by students working in groups, but can be modified for use…

UV/VIS Spectroscopy

Students explore basic aspects of UV/Vis spectroscopy including effects of conjugation, non-bonding electrons and solvent on the observed spectrum. There is an associated text that explains the answers to the questions on the worksheet.

UV/VIS Spectroscopy

In this activity, students prepare a solution, record spectral data, and then complete several statistical analyses of the data.

End Creek: Spotted Frogs and Aquatic Snails in Wetlands – A Water Quality Investigation

  Introduction This module provides a context for introducing fundamental techniques used in chemical analysis (spectrophotometry, atomic absorbance spectroscopy and ion selective electrodes) along with considerations about sampling and sample preservation. Using an active learning approach, the module explores some fundamental water quality parameters such as the concentration of inorganic cations and anions that…