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In order to contemplate and test your knowledge, Kevin A. Schug provides a sampling of some of his chromatography true–false questions from his senior-level Instrumental Analysis course.
I regularly teach a senior-level Instrumental Analysis course here at U.T. Arlington. While I am not a fan of multiple-choice questions, and most of my exams consist of written problems, I do like to include some true–false questions. Although they can be tricky, which makes it fun to draft some of these questions, I do think they get right to the heart of a student’s understanding of important fundamental concepts. They are also quite easy to grade. The course covers chromatography, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry, but here I provide a sampling of some of my chromatography true–false questions to contemplate and test your knowledge. The answers, and some explanations, are given at the end, so try not to cheat.
And now for the answers.
How did you do? Hopefully well and hopefully you enjoyed the challenge. I am always on the lookout for new true–false questions, so if you have some or come up with some, please do share. I will be more than happy to attribute your question to you on one of my exams, so the students know who to complain to if they get it wrong. Happy New Year!
1. H.P. Nguyen, S.H. Yang, J.G. Wigginton, J.W. Simpkins, and K.A. Schug, J. Sep. Sci.33, 793–802 (2010).
Kevin A. Schug is a Full Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Texas (UT) at Arlington. He joined the faculty at UT Arlington in 2005 after completing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Virginia Tech under the direction of Prof. Harold M. McNair and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vienna under Prof. Wolfgang Lindner. Research in the Schug group spans fundamental and applied areas of separation science and mass spectrometry. Schug was named the LCGCEmerging Leader in Chromatography in 2009 and the 2012 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science. He is a fellow of both the U.T. Arlington and U.T. System-Wide Academies of Distinguished Teachers.