Syllabus: FOS 6355 - Instrumental Analysis & Separation

Summer C (every odd year)

    • 5 credits (Lecture/Lab, T,TH -
      Periods 3-6 (11am to 5 pm)

    • Maurice R. Marshall, Yavuz Yagiz and Bridget Stokes

    • Open Door Policy – office is located on the periphery of campus.  Recommend call first before you come out.

    • CHM3120 FOS 4311

    • Separation of food chemicals; gas, high performance liquid, thin-layer, ion-exchange and molecular size chromatography; characterization via UV-visible, IR, NMR, and mass spectrometry.

      • To gain a basic understanding of the chemistry and physical factors involved in chemical separations.
      • To become proficient in the use of chromatography for the quantitative analysis of compounds in food
      • To become familiar with the basic concepts of qualitative analysis of food samples using IR, NMR, and mass spectrometry
    • No formal text.
      Notes and handouts will be provided online

    • PowerPoint lectures will be available to students online.

    • Lab Assignments & Homework 45%
      Papers (4) 10%
      Exams (3) 45%

      Examinations will be given in class on the assigned dates. Exams will be around every 4 weeks: June 6 or 11, July 11 or 16, and August 6; although these are not firm.  Note: We can have reviews if the class would like.  I will provide details as we get near each exam.

      Each examination will include the following statement:

      “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this examination”

    • 90 - 100% A
      87 – 89% B+
      80 – 86% B
      77 – 79% C+
      70 – 76 C
      67 – 69% D+
      60 – 66% D
       Below 60% E
      1. Cellular phones and pagers are disruptive and must be turned off in the classroom and laboratory. 
      2. Students are expected to be on time for lectures and lab. 
      3. Attendance at lectures will not be taken, but students are expected to attend all lectures and labs. 
      4. Students are expected to be familiar with the topic to be covered in lectures. 
    • Honesty in academic and scientific work is essential. As a result of completing the registration form at the University of Florida, every student has signed the following statement:
      "I understand that the University of Florida expects its students to be honest in all their academic work. I agree to adhere to this commitment to academic honesty, and understand that my failure to comply with this commitment may result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the university."

    • Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.

    • Resources are available on campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals that interfere with their academic performance. These include the following resources:

      1. University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, personal and career counseling;
      2. Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, for personal counseling;
      3. Sexual Assault Recovery Services (SAYS), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, for sexual assault counseling; and
      4. Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.
    • All faculty, staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.

      We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.