This is an advanced course in analytical chemistry that combines classroom discussions with practical hands-on investigations in the laboratory. In the classroom the science of analytical chemistry will be explored by an effective combination of textbook and real world examples. In the laboratory the student will investigate analytical targets such as food additives pharmaceuticals and pollutants that occur in air water and soil using standardized techniques that employ instrumental techniques. The student will be expected to show competency and critical thinking ability through knowledgeable and effective oral and written communication by generating comprehensive laboratory reports as well as accurate and precise experimental results. Topics that will be discussed in class include: the formal reporting of results in the analytical laboratory the principles of instrumental techniques including Gas Chromatography Visible Absorption Spectroscopy Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Ion Chromatography and Direct and Indirect Air Sampling and Analysis. Practical laboratories will augment classroom discussion of instrumentation and will involve hands-on experiments using sophisticated analytical instrumentation that investigate real world analytical targets such as pharmaceuticals and pollutants. The student will plan interpret and execute standardized techniques prescribed by regulatory agencies such as Standard Methods Center for Disease Control NIOSH methods Ontario's Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Environment and the United States Pharmacopeia. The performance of standardized procedures will prepare the student to apply those techniques in the workplace.