Modern Chemical Instrumentation

Presented by Dr. Andrew Walden
Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Modern spectroscopic techniques provide chemists with a rich and varied set of information. For students they can provide evidence of interactions between light and mater and a way to visualize and probe molecular processes. Hands-on experience with chemical instrumentation allows students to learn about chemistry in practice and understand who chemists are and what they do. The labs at Oglethorpe University are equipped with a suite of instruments spanning most modern spectroscopic techniques including UV-Visible, IR, and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. This workshop will explore ways in which local educators can make use of Oglethorpe’s facilities in their courses, both through site visits and data collection collaborations. Participants will learn about available instruments and complete model activities, including identifying unknown compound using data collected with multiple spectroscopic techniques.

Target Audience: High School, All Sciences

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Dr. Andrew Walden is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and serves as Chemistry Program Coordinator at Oglethorpe University. He earned his B. Sc. at the University of Virginia and his Ph. D. at the University of North Carolina.