Exploring Chemistry Laboratory Experiments in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Exploring Chemistry Laboratory Experiments in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

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This lab manual is organized and written to make the experiments more applicable to users' daily lives. This approach also serves to make the experiments more understandable. New updated background information and additional figures and pictures provide clearer representations of concepts to facilitate learning. Many labs relate specifically to allied health fields. An experiment on Acid Rain and Natural Buffers connects concepts of acids and bases to real life concerns. A safer and more environmentally conscious lab experience is provided by incorporating 4 major strategies in the laboratory procedures: smaller scale laboratory procedures which decrease chemical exposure and chemical waste; the substitution of non-hazardous chemicals for otherwise hazardous ones; the conversion of some basic tests to class-wide observations-demonstrations; and elimination of experimental tests of limited value. A chemistry lab manual for chemists or non-science professionals.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130477141
  • 9780130477149

Table of contents

Experiment 1. Safety and Laboratory Procedures in the General Chemistry Lab. Experiment 2. Lab Measurements and Graphing: The Study of a Combustion Reaction. Experiment 3. Physical Properties of Inorganic Substances: Solubility, Boiling Point, and Density. Experiment 4. Specific Heat. Experiment 5. Names and Formulas of Chemical Compounds. Experiment 6. Lewis Dot Structure and Molecular Models. Experiment 7. Chemical Reactions and Their Classifications. Experiment 8. Electrolytic Solution and Net Ionic Equations. Experiment 9. Equilibrium Systems. Experiment 10. Collection and Measurement of Hydrogen Gas. Experiment 11. Solution Chemistry on the Aqueous Level. Experiment 12. Formulas of Hydrates. Experiment 13. Acids, Bases, pH and Indicators. Experiment 14. Acid Rain and Natural Buffers. Experiment 15. Spectrophotometry and the Determination of Iron in Water. Experiment 16. Determination of Vitamin C in Beverages. Experiment 17. Laboratory Safety in the Organic Lab. Experiment 18. Hydrocarbons. The Study of Nomenclature, Structure, and Isomers. Experiment 19. Reactivity of Hydrocarbons. Experiment 20. Physical Properties of Organic Compounds. Experiment 21. Polymers: A Study of Polystyrene. Experiment 22. Classification and Recycling of Plastics. Experiment 23. Alcohols and Phenols. Experiment 24. Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids. Experiment 25. Analgesics and Thin-Layer Chromatography. Experiment 26. Synthesis of Aspirin. Experiment 27. Amino Acids and Proteins. Experiment 28. Aspartame. The Study of a Special Dipeptide. Experiment 29. Enzymes: Catalase, Pancreatin, and Amylase. Experiment 30. Carbohydrates. Experiment 31. Soaps and Detergents. Experiment 32. Analysis of Fats in the Diet. Isolation of Fat and Olestra in Foods. Experiment 33. How Many Carotenoids are in Carrots? Experiment 34. Natural vs. Synthetic Food Colorings. A Comparison of Properties.
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