Laboratory Experiments for Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

ISBN-10: 0495391964

ISBN-13: 9780495391968

Edition: 7th 2010

Authors: Frederick A. Bettelheim, Joseph M. Landesberg

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List price: $209.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Jonathan Daly is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His publications include: AUTOCRACY UNDER SIEGE: SECURITY POLICE AND OPPOSITION IN RUSSIA, 1866-1905 (1998); THE WATCHFUL STATE: SECURITY POLICE AND OPPOSITION IN RUSSIA, 1906-1917 (2004); co-editor of RUSSIA IN WAR AND REVOLUTION, 1914-1922: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (2009); THE RISE OF WESTERN POWER: A COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (2014); and HISTORIANS DEBATE THE RISE OF THE WEST (2014). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, he contributes to the chapters on the Contemporary World.Michael Cummings is the author and coauthor of a number of widely used college textbooks, including BIOLOGY: SCIENCE AND LIFE; CONCEPTS OF GENETICS; GENETICS: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE; ESSENTIALS OF GENETICS; HUMAN HEREDITY; and HUMAN GENETICS AND SOCIETY. He has also written articles on aspects of genetics for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and has published a newsletter on advances in human genetics for instructors and students. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University. His doctoral work, conducted in the laboratory of Dr. R.C. King, centered on ovarian development in Drosophila melanogaster. After a year on the faculty at Northwestern, he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where for many years he held teaching and research positions. In 2003, he joined the faculty in the Department of Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and currently holds the title of Research Professor. His current research interests involve the organization of DNA sequences in the short-arm and centromere region of human chromosome 21. He is engaged in a collaborative effort to construct a physical map of this region of chromosome 21 for the purpose of exploring molecular mechanisms of chromosome interactions. At the undergraduate level, he has focused on teaching genetics, human genetics for non-majors, and general biology to majors and non-majors. He has received awards given by the university faculty for outstanding teaching, has twice been voted by graduating seniors as the best teacher in their years on campus, and has received several teaching awards from student organizations.Frederick Bettelheim was a distinguished university research professor at Adelphi University and a visiting scientist at the National Eye Institute. He co-authored seven editions of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, and several Laboratory Manuals. He is also the author of EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY and co-author of numerous monographs and research articles. Professor Bettelheim received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

Joseph M. Landesberg is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Adelphi University. He came to Adelphi University in the fall of 1966. Prior to that, he was at Columbia University where he took a postdoctoral position with Professor Gilbert Stork. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University where he wrote his thesis under the guidance of Professor Roy A. Olofson. Dr. Landesberg did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University.

Laboratory Techniques: Use of Laboratory Gas Burner
Making Laboratory Measurements
Density Determination
Separation of the Components of a Mixture
Resolution of a Mixture by Distillation
The Empirical Formula of a Compound: The Law of Constant Composition
Determination of the Formula of a Metal Oxide
Classes of Chemical Reactions
Chemical Properties of Consumer Products
Calorimetry: The Determination of the Specific Heat of a Metal
Boyle's Law: The Pressure-Volume Relationship of a Gas
Charles's Law: The Volume-Temperature Relationship of a Gas
Properties of Gases: Determination of the Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
Physical Properties of Chemicals: Melting Point, Sublimation, and Boiling Point
Solubility and Solutions
Water of Hydration
Factors Affecting Reaction Rates
The Law of Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle
pH and Buffer Solutions
Analysis of Vinegar by Titration
Analysis of Antacid Tablets
Structure in Organic Compounds: Use of Molecular Models I
Stereochemistry: Use of Molecular Models II
Column and Paper Chromatography: Separation of Plant Pigments
Classification and Identification of Hydrocarbons
Classification and Identification of Alcohols and Phenols
Classification and Identification of Aldehydes and Ketones
Properties of Carboxylic Acids and Esters
Properties of Amines and Amides
Polymerization Reactions
Preparation of Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
Isolation of Caffeine from Tea Leaves
Carbohydrates
Fermentation of a Carbohydrate: Ethanol from Sucrose
Preparation and Properties of a Soap
Preparation of a Hand Cream
Extraction and Identification of Fatty Acids from Corn Oil
Analysis of Lipids
Separation of Amino Acids by Paper Chromatography
Acid-Base Properties of Amino Acids
Isolation and Identification of Casein
Properties of Enzymes
Neurotransmission: An Example of Enzyme Specificity
Isolation and Identification of DNA from Onion
Viscosity and Secondary Structure of DNA
Beer's Law and Standard Curves
Tyrosinase Enzyme Kinetics
Quantitative Analysis of Vitamin C Contained in Foods
Analysis of Vitamin A in Margarine
List of Apparatus and Equipment in Student's Locker
List of Common Laboratory Equipment and Materials in the Laboratory
Special Equipment and Chemicals
Spectrometers
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