St. Bonaventure University
CHEM431 & CHML431
Spring 2021
Course Materials
Required Course Materials
Lecture

Textbook: Principles of Instrumental Analysis; Skoog, Holler, and Crouch; 7th edition, 2018, ISBN 1429275030

Scientific Calculator (not graphing). Suggestions are available below.

Course Moodle Website Access – https://moodle.sbu.edu/
Lab

The ACS Style Guide (Free PDF https://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841239999)

Scientific Calculator (not graphing). Suggestions are available on Moodle.

Course Moodle Website Access – https://moodle.sbu.edu/

Lab notebook
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)
https://openstax.org/details/books/introductorystatistics
Applications of Microsoft Excel in Analytical Chemistry, Crouch & Holler, 2014
A copy of this text will be available for reference
Calculators
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 (e 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: