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Department of Chemistry


The variety and quality of instrumentation for our undergraduate students is one of the finest in the area.  Students work one-on-one with faculty and other students to gain hands-on experience using modern instrumentation.  You will given the oppurtunity to work with instruments in beginning in General Chemistry (UV/Vis scanning spectrophotometer) and Organic Chemistry (FTIR Spectrometer, NMR Spectrometer, and GC-Mass Spectrometers).  And as you continue, you will  design projects for your classes and indepenent esearch to further your understanding and use of novel instrumentation. 

A few instruments include:


In addition to these highlighted instruments, we also have several FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometers) a Shimadzu HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) and 60 MHz Anasazi NMR Spectrometer.  Achatz Hall of Science also houses a variety of instrumentation utilized in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Some of these instruments include: electrophoresis gels, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), scintillation counter, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), and confocial microscope.