Our Facilities


Our teaching laboratories are well equipped to support learning in first and second year chemistry university transfer courses. 

Students prepare samples for analysis by a spectrophotometer. 

The following are some examples of the instrumentation available at the KLO campus.

atomic absorption Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) is used to determine the concentration of a particular metal element within a sample.
FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer can be used to identify the types of chemical bonds in organic molecules.  It can also be used to identify chemicals in mixtures (environmental spills).  This spectrometer is equipped with Attenuated Total Reflectance which greatly simplifies sample preparation and allows for direct analysis of solid samples.
gc_fid Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID) is used to separate and quantify compounds in the gas phase.  Only relatively volatile organic molecules can be analyzed.
gcms Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer Detector (GC-MS) workstation is essentially two analytical techniques combined.  After compounds are separated by GC, their quantities and identities can be determined by MS.
ion_chrom Ion Exchange Chromatography (IC)  allows for the separation of and detection of either cations or anions in aqueous solutions.
uv_vis UV-Visible spectrometer with Peltier Temperature controller can be used for a variety of purposes including the quantitative determination of solutions of transition metal ions and highly conjugated organic molecules.