The Chemistry Department is housed in the new science center in the David A. Straz Jr. Center. The department is well-equipped for instruction and undergraduate research.
Equipment and Instrumentation
- Thermoseparations High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) equipment, donated by Abbott Laboratories
- Finnigan MART GCQ gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) donated by Baxter Healthcare
- Bruker 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Spectrometer
- Hewlett Packard 8454A Diode Array Spectrophotometer
- Vacuum Atmosphere Glove Box
- Vacuum Lines for Manipulation of Air-Sensitive Compounds
- Princeton EG&G Parr 264A Polarograph
- Nicolet 710 FT Infrared Spectrometer
- Hewlett Packard 5890A Gas Chromatograph
- Varian 1275 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Hitachi 655 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
- Gow Mac 150 Gas Chromatograph
- Perkin Elmer 204-S Flourescence Spectrophotometer
Eykamp Laboratory for Undergraduate Research
The laboratory is shared by Carthage chemistry, biology and neuroscience students.
Computation and Visualization Laboratory
The Computation and Visualization Laboratory is used by classes across the Natural Sciences and Mathematics to integrate hands-on, inquiry-based activities into mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology courses at Carthage. The lab’s interdisciplinary nature allows students across courses and departments to discover important physical concepts for themselves. In General Chemistry, students use the CVL to explore molecular geometry and polarity. In Physical Chemistry, students plot and analyze phase diagrams, rate equations, wavefunctions and velocity distributions. In Biochemistry, students classify amino acids based on structure and function, construct families of protein folds, and manipulate gene and protein sequences.
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