When feasible, the text includes activity boxes that allow a student to recreate a physical phenomenon or to build a working instrument component using easily obtainable materials.  These activities were designed so that the student can perform the activity outside of the classroom; however, they would also be suitable as classroom demonstrations or small group activities.

Section A:  Foundations

Chapter 1 – The Analyst’s Toolbox

Chapter 2 – Quantum Mechanics of Spectroscopy

Chapter 3 – An Introduction to Optics

Chapter 4 – An Introduction to Instrumental Electronics

Activity – RC Filter Spreadsheet Tool

Chapter 5 – Signals and Noise: An Introduction to Signal Processing

Section B:  Spectroscopy & Spectrometry

Chapter 6 – Molecular Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy

Activity – Explore the effects on the relationship of A vs. c

Chapter 7 – Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Activity – Soil Analysis

Chapter 8 – Luminescence Spectroscopy

Chapter 9 – Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)

Chapter 10 – X-Ray Related Techniques

Chapter 11 – Infrared Spectroscopy

Activity – Creating a Beat Pattern

Activity – Performing a Fourier Transform

Activity – Exploring Resolution

Chapter 12 – Raman Spectroscopy

Chapter 13 – Mass Spectrometry

Activity – Selected Ion Game

Chapter 14 – An Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Activity – TLC at home

Section C:  Separation Science

Chapter 15 – Liquid Chromatography

Chapter 16 – Gas Chromatography

Chapter 17 – Electrophoresis

Activity – Demystifying Electrophoresis:  Build Your Own Electrophoresis Apparatus

Section D:  Electroanalytical Techniques

Chapter 18 – Potentiometry & Probes

Chapter 19 – Analytical Voltammetry

Section E:  Additional Topics

Chapter 20 – Material and Surface Analysis Techniques

Chapter 21 – Advanced Topics in NMR: Understanding the NMR Experiment

Chapter 22 – Statistical Data Analysis

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