2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CHEM 431 - Forensic Chemistry

This course acquaints the student with the types of crime scene evidence that are useful to forensic chemists and the physical/chemical techniques used to analyze this evidence. The types of crime scene evidence discussed in this course include drugs, alcohol, arson residue, gunshot residue, and glass fragments. Presumptive and confirmatory tests for scheduled drugs and quantitation of their biological metabolites are also examined. The analytical techniques of gas chromatography, infrared spectrophotometry, and mass spectrometry are studied in the context of their utility in forensics. Includes one 3-hour lab per week.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 322.

Offered Spring 2015 and alternate Spring semesters.

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