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- Have knowledge of chemical analysis and instrumental analysis.
- Have knowledge of organic chemistry.
- Have knowledge of inorganic chemistry.
- Have knowledge of atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy.
- Have knowledge of applications of chemistry to environmental, industrial and health issues.
- Have the ability to synthesize and characterize, by chemical or physical means, both organic and inorganic compounds.
- Have the ability to perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis by chemical and instrumental methods.
- Have the ability to perform experiments to obtain fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic data on chemical systems.
- Have the ability to operate scientific instruments that provide basic spectroscopic and electrochemical information and to interpret the data obtained.
- Have the ability to perform separations of materials, including chromatographic techniques, with both manual and instrumental methods.
- Have the ability to collect and analyze data using computerized methods.
- Have the ability to write and present formal laboratory reports on the results of chemical experiments. This includes computation, error analysis, and graphic data displays. This should include skills with computer based simulations and computational models.
- Have the ability to design experiments to collect information on a specific chemical problem or process.
- Have the ability to access the primary and secondary chemical literature as well as other chemical data sources by both written copy and computer database methods.
- Have the ability to work safely and with confidence in a chemical laboratory.