Practical Skills in Chemistry

Practical Skills in Chemistry

Paperback Practical Skills

By (author) John Dean, By (author) David Holmes, By (author) Alan M. Jones, By (author) Allan Jones, By (author) Rob Reed, By (author) Jonathan Weyers

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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 276mm x 34mm | 1,479g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273731181
  • ISBN 13: 9780273731184
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 552,268

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If you are studying chemistry, or a related course such as forensic chemistry or biochemistry, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This 'one-stop' text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in the wider transferable skills such as teamwork and study skills.

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"Any undergraduate who could develop all of the skills in this book would make a fine chemist. [...] it is my view that a book of this type should be primarily for students -after all, skills development should be a personal mission for undergraduate students, and I would recommend any of mine to have a copy of this book on their bookshelf." - David Smith, Chemistry World

Table of contents

Title page and other publisher info Contents List of boxes Preface Guided tour For the Student Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Study and examination skills The importance of transferable skills Managing your time Working with others Taking notes from lectures and texts Learning and revising Curriculum options, assessments and exams Preparing your curriculum vitae Information technology and library resources Finding and citing published information Evaluating information Using on-line resources Internet resources for chemistry Using spreadsheets Word processors, databases and other packages Communicating information Organizing a poster display Giving a spoken presentation General aspects of scientific writing Writing essays Reporting practical and project work Writing literature surveys and reviews Fundamental laboratory techniques Your approach to practical work Health and safety Working with liquids Basic laboratory procedures I Basic laboratory procedures II Principles of solution chemistry pH and buffer solutions The investigative approach Making and recording measurements SI units and their use Scientific method and design of experiments Project work Laboratory Techniques Melting points Recrystallization Solvent extraction Distillation Reflux Evaporation Inert atmosphere techniques Combinatorial chemistry Classical Techniques Qualitative techniques for inorganic analysis Gravimetry Procedures in volumetric analysis Acid-Base titrations Complexometric titrations Redox titrations Precipitation titrations Analytical quantitative techniques Fundamental principles of quantitative chemical analysis Calibration and quantitative analysis Basic spectroscopy Atomic spectroscopy X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy Chromatography -- basic principles Gas and liquid chromatography* Electrophoresis Electroanalytical techniques Radioactive isotopes and their uses Analytical structural techniques Infrared spectroscopy Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry Mass spectrometry Thermal analysis Analysis and presentation of data Using graphs Presenting data in tables Hints for solving numerical problems Descriptive statistics Choosing and using statistical tests Drawing chemical structures Chemometrics Computational chemistry Answers to problems Index