This chapter from David Harvey's complete e-text covers the general theory of column chromatography, GC, HPLC, and electrophoresis. Available as a downloadable pdf this 102 page chapter includes diagrams, examples and problems and provides an excellent introduction to separations. The website is available here .
Designed as a faculty resource on separation science, with a particular emphasis on chromatographic separations. The published materials focus on active learning but may be modified to fit any curricular pedagogy. Materials include a text, sample problems, and an instructor's manual. The website is available here .
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 .
This video, distributed on YouTube by the Royal Society of Chemistry is on the basic principles of GC. This video is a short primer (~5 min) which introduces the technique and instrumentation. There are many assumptions that are made in the presentation of this material, due to the fact the video is meant to be a…
US Environmental Protection Agency site that explains GC for those interested in environmental analysis. Assumes some user background in the field. Includes a partial list of EPA Field Methods that utilize GC which may be helpful to those interested in regulatory protocols. The website is available here . Further Analytical Methods developed by the Environmental…
This site provides a Word document that describes a GC experiment involving the separation and quantitation of four butyl alcohol isomers. It has a complete background about the components of a GC instrument (with labeled pictures) and their functions. It has a section devoted to the measurement of response factors of the detector in…
This chromatography experiment is designed to introduce students to the theory of chromatographic separation of mixtures and packed column chromatography. A section on instrument troubleshooting may be included as an additional optional activity. The website is available here .
This site contains a good review of GC detectors that is linked to animated files describing the hardware and principles of operation for GC/MS. From this site, links are available to other animations about a variety of analytical topics. The website is available here .
This EPA site provides a brief overview of EPA remediation methods and projects. The links "Remediation" and "Characterization and Monitoring" have sub-links that provide analytically relevant materials. Many applications and case-specific studies are presented. Many of the links are related to sampling statistics.The website is available here .
Downloadable animations and movies for analytical instruments and processes. Formats in QuickTime, GIF animations, and Flash animations.The website is available here .