St. Bonaventure University

CHEM-431 & CHML-431

Spring 2021

Course Materials


Required Course Materials

Le cture


The course text will consist of a packet of handouts which will be provided via Moodle. 

Suggested Course Materials

OpenStax Introductory Statistics textbook (math reference)


Applications of Microsoft Excel in Analytical Chemistry, Crouch & Holler, 2014

A copy of this text will be available for reference


Calculators must be scientific and cannot be graphing or programmable. Phones cannot be used as calculators. You can get a suitable calculator for under $15.

Scientific calculators are ones that have functions beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. At a minimum, your calculator must have the following buttons (NOTE: these buttons may look slightly different on different calculators):

  • y^x (exponential function)

  • x√ (root function)

  • log (base 10 logarithmic function)

  • ln (base e logarithmic function/natural log function)

  • e^x (function)

  • sin (sine), cos (cosine), and tan (tangent) functions

  • OPTIONAL: statistical functions

It is strongly recommended that you use the same calculator for all parts of chemistry, including labs, exams, quizzes, and homework. Many students score poorly on exams because they do not know how to work their calculator.

Suggested calculators:

Sharp EL-531WH

Casio FX-260

Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS