Chemistry Facilities and Equipment

Facilities The Chemistry Department is housed on the third floor of Porter Hall of Science and Mathematics. Two 24-station laboratories service introductory, general, and organic chemistry. A 16-station advanced laboratory is used for analytical, biochemistry, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Our instruments are located in a spacious instrumentation laboratory between the advanced lab and the organic lab. Two stockrooms, one attached to the general chemistry lab and one across the hall from the advanced lab, contain chemicals, glassware, and other supplies. At the north end of the hallway is our chemistry computer lab and student study room. Faculty offices are located in a hallway extending east from the north end of the third floor. Our chemistry seminar room, at the south end of the third floor, is equipped for multimedia presentations (computer, VCR, laser disc player, LCD projector).

Equipment The Chemistry Department is committed to providing students with significant hands-on experience using modern instrumentation and techniques. Thus, all equipment and instrumentation is available for student use. Major items of equipment include: Thermo Nicolet Fourier transform infrared spectrometer; Perkin-Elmer FT-IR spectrometer; Shimadzu ultraviolet-visible spectrometer; Perkin-Elmer and Varian capillary gas chromatographs; Varian gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer with auto-sampling; Varian fast sequential atomic absorption spectrometer with graphite furnace and auto-sampling; Hewlett-Packard quaternary high performance liquid chromatograph; BAS cyclic voltammeter; Anasazi EFT-60 nmr spectrometer; Varian fluorescence spectrophotometer; Napco ultracentrifuge; Nitrogen and Nd-YAG lasers.

The student computer lab/study room is equipped with six networked PCs running CAChe molecular modeling software and Microsoft Office, two printers, and a scanner.