Michael Dvorak, Ph.D. 

 Courses ˝ Biographical ˝ Chemistry Links

 

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Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Wick Science Building 351

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

madvorak@stcloudstate.edu

Semester Schedule: schedule

Phone: 320-308-2015 (office)

Fax: 320-308-6041

 

Chem 105  Chemistry and the Environment

Course Outline, Syllabus,

Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9 (no lecture notes), Chapter 10, Chapter 15

 

Ideal Gas Equation LLA (Excel File);    Lab-Like Activities (Guideline)

 

Grades (Chem 105);   BLUE Food Dye Spectrum

Exam #1 (key), Exam #1 (essay key)

 

 

 

Chem 210  General Chemistry I

Course Outline, Syllabus, ACS Study Guide

Tutor Hours:  see   Chem Dept Web Page

Chapter 1,  Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11 

 

 

GRADES (Chem 210),   FRIDAY’S LAB SECTION (Grades)

 

 

 

 

Chem 211:   General Chemistry II

 

Course Outline, Syllabus, ACS Study Guide

Tutor hours:  Chem Dept Web Page

 

Lectures:  Solutions and Their Properties, Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium,   Acid Base Equilibrium,  Applications of Equilibrium, Thermodynamics,   Electrochemistry,

 

Briggs-Rauscher, Linest Fitting, Le Chatelier, pHun with pH,

 

Exam 1 (key),  Exam 2 (key), Exam 3 (keys)

 

GRADES

 

 

 

 

Chemistry 350

Quantitative Chemical Analysis

·         Course Outline  &  Homework Assignments

·         Syllabus

 

·         LAB MANUAL, Lab Schedule

·         GRADES

In Class Assignments !  

Lecture Notes            Chapter 5       Chapter 6   Chapter 7

 

 

 

Chemistry 450:  Quantitative Chemical Analysis

 

Course Outline &  Homework Assignments

Syllabus

LAB MANUAL,        Lab Schedule

Lecture Notes:  Introduction to Instrumental Methods; Basic Electronics,

Electronic Processing and S/N, Lasers, UV-Vis, Luminescence, Infrared

Spectroscopy, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Basic Issues of Chromatography, Gas Chromatography

 

Linear Trendline File, Op Amps (Key)

GRADES

 

 

 

High School:  Senior to Sophomore

Laboratory Directions

Spectra of dye molecules    (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue)

Students:  Be sure your plots are properly labeled and titled

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry Links

·      Safety Video:  http://media2.stcloudstate.edu/curricular/chem/safetyvideo.wmv

·       SCSU Chemistry Department Homepage

·       Yahoo ! Science

·       American Chemical Society (ACS)

·       National Science Foundation (NSF)

·      Applied Spectroscopy

·      NIST Scientific & Technical Databases;   NIST Chemistry WebBook

·       Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Biographical

Education

·               Ph.D., 1992 University of Minnesota, (Department of Chemistry)    Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth Leopold (Ken’s Research!)

·            B.A., 1987 Saint Olaf College (Northfield, MN)

·               University of Paderborn (Germany)

 

·         Member of SCSU Chemistry Department (SCSU) Fall 2001 - Present

·         Senior Research Scientist, Dakota Technologies, Inc. (DTI), 1995-2001

·         Post-doctoral Research, North Dakota State University, 1994-1995

·         Post-doctoral Research, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, 1992-1994

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Other Great Links

·         Snug Harbor Resort:  Fishing and Camping on Bowstring Lake, MN

 

 

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