Experiments in General Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0495125385
ISBN-13: 9780495125389
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Steven L. Murov
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Description: EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY, Fifth Edition, has been designed to stimulate curiosity and insight, and to clearly connect lecture and laboratory concepts and techniques. To accomplish this goal, an extensive effort has been made to develop  More...

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List price: $212.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY, Fifth Edition, has been designed to stimulate curiosity and insight, and to clearly connect lecture and laboratory concepts and techniques. To accomplish this goal, an extensive effort has been made to develop experiments that maximize a discovery-oriented approach and minimize personal hazards and ecological impact. Like earlier editions, the use of chromates, barium, lead, mercury, and nickel salts has been avoided. The absence of these hazardous substances should minimize disposal problems and costs. This lab manual focuses not only on what happens during chemical reactions, but also helps students understand 'why' chemical reactions occur. The sequence of experiments has been refined to follow topics covered in most general chemistry textbooks. In addition, Murov has included a correlation chart that links the experiments in the manual to the corresponding chapter topics in several Brooks/Cole general chemistry titles. Each experiment--framed by pre-and post-laboratory exercises and concluding thought-provoking questions--helps to enhance students' conceptual understanding.

Mark Kishlansky is Professor of English and European History and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Harvard University. Before joining the Harvard faculty he taught for sixteen years at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Committee on Social Thought. Professor Kishlansky is a specialist on seventeenth-century English political history and has written, among other works, A MONARCHY TRANSFORMED, THE RISE OF THE NEW MODEL ARMY, and PARLIAMENTARY SELECTION: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHOICE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND. From 1984 to 1991 he was editor of the JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES. He is currently writing a history of the reign of Charles I entitled THE DEATH OF KINGS.Dr. Steven L. Murov is a Professor of Chemistry at Modesto Junior College. His education includes: Harvey Mudd College, B.S., 1962, Chemistry Major; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1967, Physical Organic Chemistry; California Institute of Technology, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He has written dozens of experiments and publications on General, Organic, and Photochemistry.

Safety First
Early Explorations and Terminology
Separation of Mixtures
Measurements and Identification Techniques
Density, Accuracy, Precision and Graphing
Empirical Formulas
Classification of Chemical Reactions
Quantitative Precipitation
Electrical Conductivity and Electrolytes
Ionic Reactions
Activities of Metals
Quantitative Solution Chemistry
Thermochemistry
Properties of Elements and Compounds: An Internet Study
Spectroscopy of Cobalt (II) Ion
Lewis Structures and Molecular Models
Molecular Polarity and Chromatography
Gas Law Studies
Cooling Curves and Crystal Structures
Water Purification and Analysis
Organic Models and Isomerism
Acids and Bases: Reactions and Standardization
Acids and Bases: Analysis
Acids and Bases: pH, pKa Measurements
Acids and Bases: Carbonate Analysis
Equilibrium - Solubility Product
Equilibrium ? Determination of Keq
Complexes
Rates and Mechanisms of Reactions ? Visual and/or Spectroscopic Monitoring
Synthesis of Copper (II) Glycinate
Standardization of Thiosulfate
Analysis of Bleach and Copper (II) Glycinate
Redox Reactions
Electrochemistry
Spectroscopic Analysis of Aspirin
Polymers, Material Selection using the Internet and Some Fun
Review Exercises
Appendixes

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