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Chemistry Faculty — Dr. Craig Hoag

Assistant Professor
Physical Chemistry I and II, Introductory Chemistry II

Craig Hoag grew up in Colorado, most closely identifying with living in the mountains just west of the Denver/Boulder area. While growing up in Colorado, he enjoyed camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, skiing and marksmanship, along with many other outdoor activities. After a tour in the Marine Corps, he attended Metropolitan State College of Denver, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He then went to Gainesville, Florida to attend graduate school at the University of Florida. There, he received his Masters of Science in Physical Chemistry/Radiochemistry and then his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.

Craig is married and spends most of his off-time with his family. He likes to camp, hike, fish, canoe and other outdoor activities that can be done with his family.

Dr. Hoag's research interests are mainly in Chemical Kinetics. He has been looking at the oxidation of IrCl63- by Br2 and ClO2 using UV-Vis spectroscopy and his Stopped-Flow apparatus. He has also been studying the oxidation of Congo Red dye and Amaranth dye by ClO2 using UV-Vis spectroscopy. This research took a turn toward studying the ionic strength effects of stacking of these dyes (mostly Congo Red).

Dr. Hoag encourages his students to take part in research at the earliest opportunity.

Dr. Craig Hoag shows a student how to run the Stop-Flow Apparatus in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory at Plattsburgh State.

Recent Students Research Projects

  • Simple and Inexpensive Computer Interface to a Durrum Stopped-Flow Apparatus Tested Using the Iron(III)-Thiocyanate Reaction. (Published in the Journal of Chemical Education.)
  • Determination of the Rate Law and Rate Constant for the reaction of Br2 with IrCl63- in aqueous solution.
  • Stoichiometry of the reaction of ClO2 with Congo Red.
  • Reaction kinetics of ClO2 with Congo Red.
  • Ionic strength effects on the ultraviolet-visible spectrum of aqueous solutions of Congo Red. (Manuscript submitted for publication.)
  • Determination of the Concentration of ClO2 in a High Ionic Strength Aqueous Solution using Congo Red.
  • Ionic strength effects on the ultraviolet-visible spectrum of aqueous solutions of Amaranth.

Got a question for Craig?

Contact him at: hoagcm@plattsburgh.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, (August, 2000).
  • M.S. in Physical Chemistry/Radiochemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, (August, 1994).
  • B.S. in Chemistry, minor in English, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado, (May, 1990).

Teaching Areas

  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Introductory Chemistry II

Research Areas

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Oxidation of IrCl63- by Br2 and ClO2 using UV-Vis spectroscopy and Stopped-Flow apparatus
  • Oxidation of Congo Red dye and Amaranth dye by ClO2 using UV-Vis spectroscopy

Recent Publications

  • "Simple and Inexpensive Computer Interface to a Durrum Stopped-Flow Apparatus Tested Using the Iron(III)-Thiocyanate Reaction.," Hoag, C. M. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.
  • "Stopped-Flow Investigation of the Reaction of Hexabromoiridate(III) with Bromine in Aqueous Solution.," Hoag, C. M., Hanrahan, R. J. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, Vol 36, No. 11, pp 623-626, 2004.
  • "An Alternate Method of Treating Competition Kinetics: Reaction of OH Radicals with IrBr63-," Gholami, M., Hoag, C., Hanrahan, R. Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 53, pp 505-509, 1998.

Presentations

  • "Investigation of the Reaction of Hexabromoiridate(III) with Bromine in Aqueous Solution," Hoag, C., Hanrahan, R. Poster, National American Chemical Society, August, 2002.
  • "Reaction of .OH Radicals with IrBr63-; An Alternative Method of Treating Competition Kinetics.," Hoag, C., Hanrahan, R. Poster, National American Chemical Society, August, 1997.
  • "Pulse Radiolysis of Iridium Bromide Complexes; Role of Bromide Competition.," Hoag, C. Poster, Gordon Conferences on Radiation Chemistry, July, 1994.

Contact Craig Hoag

Office: Ward Hall 226
Phone: (518) 564-2707
E-mail: hoagcm@plattsburgh.edu