The chemistry laboratories at Lawrence Tech are housed third floors near the offices of chemistry faculty members. The university supports five major teaching laboratories:
- General Chemistry, Science 319
- Analytical Chemistry, Science 313
- Organic Chemistry, Science 309
- Advanced Synthesis, Science 305
- Physical/Instrumental Chemistry, Science 303
In addition, an Advanced Instrumentation Room (Science 325) has recently been established to house the departmental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer and Scanning Electron Microscope.
The award winning Lawrence Tech student chapter of the American Chemical Society occupies Science 327. This room serves as a study room and lounge for our majors. All majors are welcome to use it.
All undergraduates at Lawrence Tech are provided with their own laptops, packed with the specialized software they will need in their education. Introductory chemistry laboratories are fully computerized, as are many of those in more advanced courses. Many of the instruments listed below include dedicated computers that drive them and analyze the output. Others interface directly with student laptops.
The department is fully equipped with all the instrumentation needed for thorough training in Chemistry. A partial list of major equipment includes:
- X-ray diffraction apparatus
- Digitizing, computer-compatible oscilloscopes
- Temperature-jump fast kinetics facilities
- Computer-controlled automatic bomb calorimeter
- Several visible-ultraviolet spectrometers
- Several infrared spectrometers, including fourier transform devices
- Multiple gas chromatographs, some with automatic sampling and mass spectrometer detection
- High Pressure Liquid Chromatography facilities
- Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer
- Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer
The department policy is to introduce advanced instrumentation at the earliest opportunity in a student’s education.