Chemistry Department

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Muhlenberg College

Department of Chemistry
Exploring Environmental Chemistry

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday

Arrive, Check in, Lab safety

Monday

Atomic spectroscopy
Introduction to the atomic absorption spectrophotometer
History of Aquashicola creek watershed
Organize for field trip.

Tuesday

Trip to Aquashicola creek 
Acquire water samples
On-site water analysis, sampling techniques.

Wednesday

Analyze water samples 
Vibrational spectroscopy
Introduction to the Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer
Soil Analysis

Thursday

Analyze water samples
Electronic spectroscopy
Introduction to UV-Vis spectrophotometer
Soil Analysis

Friday

Finish analysis 
Introduction to the gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
Poster presentation of your results
Departure