Bemidji State’s Department of Chemistry offers a multitude of chemistry labs for research and plenty of instruments and tools to aid student chemists on their academic journey.


Teaching Laboratories — The chemistry department has teaching laboratories dedicated to each major area of chemistry – general, organic, analytical, biochemical, inorganic and physical chemistry. As a part of their coursework, students perform hands-on experiments in these laboratories.

Research Laboratories — These spaces are used by students and faculty to pursue collaborative research projects.

Instrument Laboratories — Instrument laboratories house the specialized equipment used by students in courses and research settings. Learn more about our instrumentation below.

Bemidji State Chemistry Labs

  • Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • Instrument Lab
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Research Lab
  • Water Testing Lab

Bemidji State has a range of items that student-chemists use every day in the classroom. Most instruments are shared with all members of the department. The primary users are undergraduate students in courses and research settings.


Instruments used for the determination of molecular structure (the types of atoms present or how the atoms are bonded together in a molecule).

  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometers (UV-1800 Shimadzu; UV-Vis Lambda II Perkin Elmer; Lambda 3B Perkin Elmer)
  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Cary Eclipse Agilent)
  • FT-IR (Nicolet 6700 Thermo Scientific; Avatar 320 Thermo Nicolet)
  • NMR Spectrometer (60 MHz Anasazi EFT with  1H/‑19‑F and 31P-29Si broadband probes)
  • Mercury Analyzer (Hydra IIAA Teledyne Leeman Labs)
  • ICP-OES (Profile Plus Teledyne Leeman Labs)
  • <Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (GBC-932 Flame AAS)


Used for the separation of mixtures based on polarity, size, charge or other property.  

  • GC (GC-FID 2010 Plus Shimadzu with AOC-20i auto injector ; 3 GC-TCD 350 series Gow-Mac)
  •  GC-MS (ThermoFisher, Trace 1310 GC with ISQ LT MS) 
  • HPLC (P680 pump and ASI-100 auto injector Dionex)
  • IC (LC20 with AS40 auto injector Dionex)


Electrochemistry (EDAQ EA 161 Potentiostat with ED410 computer interface)