Labortory Manual for General Chemistry Atoms First

ISBN-10: 0321813375

ISBN-13: 9780321813374

Edition: 2nd 2014

Authors: John C. McMurry, Robert C. Fay, Stephanie Dillon, John E. McMurry

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By Stephanie Dillon with contributions from Sandra Chimon Peszek, DePaul UniversityThe Florida State University. This laboratory manual contains experiments written specifically to correspond with the Second Edition of General Chemistry: Atoms First by McMurry/Fay. Each experiment covers one or more topics discussed within a chapter of the textbook, with the dual goal of 1) helping students understand the underlying concepts covered in the lecture course, and 2) staying true to an Atoms First Approach. This manual contains thirty-one experiments with a focus on real world applications and a dedication to the Atoms-First Approach. Each experiment contains a set of pre-laboratory questions (also assignable in MasteringChemistry), an introduction, a background section explaining concepts that each student is expected to master for a full understanding of the experimental results, a step-by-step procedure (including safety information), and a report section featuring post-laboratory questions.
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List price: $106.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/29/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266

JOHN MCMURRY, educated at Harvard and Columbia, has taught approximately 17,000 students in general and organic chemistry over a 30-year period. A Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University since 1980, Dr. McMurry previously spent 13 years on the faculty at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He as received numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1969-71), the National Institute of Health Career Development Award (1975-80), the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1986-87), and the Max Planck Research Award (1991). ROBERT C. FAY, Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, has been teaching general and inorganic chemistry at Cornell since 1962. Known for his clear, well-organized lectures, Dr. Fay was the 1980 recipient of the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University and at the University of Bologna (Italy). A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, Fay received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He has been an NSF Science Faculty Fellow at the University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex (England) and a NATO/Heineman Senior Fellow at Oxford University.

John E. McMurry received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation Fellow. He has received several awards, which include the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. In addition to ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, he is also the author or coauthor of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, THE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS.

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