Exploring Chemistry Laboratory Experiments in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Exploring Chemistry Laboratory Experiments in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry - Julie Peller - 9780130477149 - Chemistry - General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry (173)
Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Julie Peller  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
416
Pub.-date
April 2003
ISBN13
9780130477149
ISBN
0130477141
Related Titles


Product detail

Product Price CHF Available  
9780130477149
Exploring Chemistry Laboratory Experiments in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
123.80 approx. 7-9 days

Free evaluation copy for lecturers


Description

This lab manual is organized and written to ensure that non-science majors are comfortable with chemistry labs by making the experiments more applicable to students' daily lives. This approach also serves to make the experiments more understandable. Many labs relate specifically to allied health fields.

Features

  • NEW - Experiment on Acid Rain and Natural Buffers.
    • Connects concepts of acids and bases to real life concerns.

  • NEW - Added and updated procedures to Experiments 8, 9, 12, 32, and 34.
    • Student-promoted and tested revisions for more stimulating lab experiences.

  • NEW - Updated background information and additional figures and pictures.
    • Provides clearer representations of concepts to facilitate learning.

  • NEW - A separate Pre-laboratory Assignment page for each experiment.
    • Offers instructors the option of a submitted pre-laboratory assignment.

  • NEW - Additional Reflective Exercises.
    • Further stimulates critical thinking and the option, to the instructor, to select questions of most value to the course.

  • 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 waster
    • -the substitution of non-hazardous chemicals for otherwise hazardous ones
    • -the conversion of some basic tests to class-wide observations-demonstrations
    • -elimination of experimental tests of limited value.
  • Each chapter opens with four points-Purpose, Objectives, Time Required for conducting the experiment, and Materials and Chemicals necessary to complete the experiment.
  • Each chapter contains several sections-The Background material emphasizes new terms and phrases that connect chemistry to everyday life; a Pre-Laboratory Assignment is to be completed by students before class to ensure familiarity with the chemistry involved; the experimental Procedure provides step-by-step instructions for the experiment and all necessary waste disposal instructions; Data Sheets correlate to the procedure; Reflective Exercises stimulate students to connect chemistry to their own lives and conclude each exercise.

New to this Edition

  • Experiment on Acid Rain and Natural Buffers.
    • Connects concepts of acids and bases to real life concerns.

  • Added and updated procedures to Experiments 8, 9, 12, 32, and 34.
    • Student-promoted and tested revisions for more stimulating lab experiences.

  • Updated background information and additional figures and pictures.
    • Provides clearer representations of concepts to facilitate learning.

  • A separate Pre-laboratory Assignment page for each experiment.
    • Offers instructors the option of a submitted pre-laboratory assignment.

  • Additional Reflective Exercises.
    • Further stimulates critical thinking and the option, to the instructor, to select questions of most value to the course.

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.