Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry

Ch 111: General Chemistry Laboratory

Professor Topper coordinates the General Chemistry laboratory sequence at Cooper Union. The course is roughly equivalent to the sophomore-level course in Quantitative Analysis typically offered to chemistry majors at other colleges. It is team-taught by a group of highly experiences full-time and adjunct faculty and requires four significant written reports. One highlight is the experiment in gas chromatography, which uses Vernier interfaces to laptop computers for data acquisition and subsequent numerical analysis.