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Analytical Chemistry 2.0

A complete textbook for Quantitative Analysis is freely downloadable. Teach yourself Analytical Chemistry, or be part of a class on the subject. The website is available here .

Encyclopedia of Analytical Instrumentation

Site contains a comprehensive introduction to a large number of analytical instruments, their components and techniques. Example topics: basic concepts/methods, data acquisition and electronics, data handling, electrochemistry, imaging, material and… Read more »


This site provides the principles of ICP-MS from sample introduction, ionization to MS quadrapole analysis. Excellent illustrative schematics of the main process in ICP-MS and pictorials of component parts. This… Read more »

UV-visible spectroscopy

This webpage, part of a larger project “Understanding Chemistry”, provides a solid introduction to UV-vis spectroscopy suitable for use in introductory chemistry and introductory analytical chemistry courses. The UV-vis pages… Read more »

How an Interferogram is Produced - An Animated Explanation

The site demonstrates principles behind the operation of the interferometer in an FTIR spectrometer. Graphics and interactive movies are used. Examples start from a single wavelength and build to the… Read more »


This PDF document (52 pages) provides a comprehensive discussion of background history, theoretical considerations, electronic circuitry and design of potentiostats. Subject is treated in depth not found in textbooks, although… Read more »

Basic Concepts of Optical Microscopy

A comprehensive primer focused on the basic optical microscope, as well as the electron, confocal, polarizing, and stereoscopic microscopes. Virtual microscopes allow the user to simulate the use of a… Read more »

(6016) The Evolution of a Laboratory Syllabus for Quantitative Analysis

The paper contains a syllabus of a redesigned quantitative analysis lab. In its new form, the lab is almost entirely instrumental. The description has sufficient detail to assist a fellow… Read more »

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