Chemistry 661 is designed
to integrate the various aspects of and techniques within the field of
separation science. We will cover theory, instrumentation, and
practice of modern separation techniques including gas chromatography,
liquid chromatography, and electrokinetic separations.
The emphasis of the course is on practical, empirical, and applied
aspects of the above, with sufficient prefatory coverage of theory to
provide a thorough understanding of how the methods work and to
facilitate method development.
features of the various separations techniques are, not surprisingly,
the fundamental physical parameters governing the separative process -
including equilibrium, mass transport, bulk fluid transport, zone
formation and perturbation, etc. These features will guide us
through the course.