Michael Dvorak, Ph.D.

Courses Ĺ Biographical Ĺ 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 105Chemistry 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); Exam #2 (key);

 

 

 

Chem 210General Chemistry I

Course Outline, Syllabus, ACS Study Guide

Tutor hours: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

 

REDOX Key 1,†† REDOX Key 2

 

GRADES(Fall 2014)†† (Chem 210),††

 

Exam 1 (Keys),Exam 2 (Exam_A1, Exam_A2, Exam B),Exam 3 (Ver A, Ver B, Essay),Exam 4 (Keys)

 

 

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 (Kenís 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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