Practical Skills in Chemistry

Practical Skills in Chemistry

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This text's unique and comprehensive coverage includes: general advice on practical work; basic laboratory skills, classical and instrumental techniques; analysis and presentation of data; information technology; library resources; and communicating more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 220 x 276 x 27mm | 951g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 013028002X
  • 9780130280022
  • 683,505

Table of contents

Preface. Fundamental Laboratory Techniques. 1. Basic Principles. 2. Health and Safety.3. Working with Liquids.4. Basic Laboratory Procedures 1.5. Basic Laboratory Procedures 2.6. Principles of Solution Chemistry.7. pH and Buffer Solutions.Resources for Fundamental Laboratory Techniques.The Investigative Approach.8. Making and Recording Measurements.9. SI Units and their use.10. Scientific Method and Design of Experiments.11. Project Work.Resources for the Investigative Approach.Laboratory Techniques.12. Melting Points.13. Recrystallisation.14. Solvent Extraction.15. Distillation.16. Reflux.17. Evaporation.18. Inert Atmosphere Methods.Resources for Laboratory Techniques.Classical Techniques.19. Qualitative Techniques for Inorganic Analysis.20. Gravimetry.21. Procedures for Volumetric Analysis.22. Acid-based Titrations.23. Complexometric Titrations.24. Redox Titrations.25. Precipitation Titrations.Resources for Classical Techniques.Instrumental Techniques.26. Basic Spectroscopy.27. Atomic Spectroscopy.28. Infrared Spectroscopy.29. Mass Spectrometry.30. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry.31. Chromatography - Introduction.32. Gas and Liquid Chromatography.33. Electrophoresis.34. Electroanalytical techniques.35. Radioisotopes and their uses.36. Thermal Analysis.Resources for Instrumental TechniquesAnalysis and Presentation of Data.37. Using Graphs.38. Presenting Data in Tables.39. Hints for Solving Numerical Problems.40. Descriptive Statistics.41. Choosing and Using Statistical Tests.42. Drawing Chemical Structures.43. Chemometrics.44. Computational Chemistry.Resources for Analysis and Presentation of DataInformation Technology and Library Resources.45. The Internet and World Wide Web.46. Internet Resources for Chemistry.47. Using Spreadsheets.48. Word Processors, Databases and other Packages.49. Finding and Citing Published Information.Communicating information.50. General Aspects of Scientific Writing.51. Writing Essays.52. Reporting Practical and Project Work.53. Writing Literature Surveys and Reviews.54. Organising a Poster Display.55. Giving an Oral Presentation.56. more

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