CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE LABORATORY, Seventh Edition continues to build on its strengths by clearly presenting the basic principles of chemistry. The lab manual continues to maintain the high quality, time-tested experiments and techniques which have become hallmark features throughout the life of this title.
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Meet the Author
Emil J. Slowinski is an Emeritus DeWitt Wallace Professor of Chemistry at Macalester College. He earned a B.S. degree from Massachusetts State College in 1946 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949. He taught at Swarthmore College, 1949-1952; the University of Connecticut, 1952-1964; and Macalester College, 1964-1988. His sabbatical leaves were at Oxford University in 1960 and the University of Warsaw in 1968. He is a co-author, with Bill Masterton and/or Wayne Wolsey, of more than 25 books on various areas of general chemistry. He is retired, but has continued his writing with new editions of the laboratory manual.
Wayne C. Wolsey, an inorganic chemist, received his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1958 and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1962. He joined the Macalester College faculty in 1965 and is now in "semi-retirement." His last three sabbaticals were spent at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2001-2002, he investigated various complexing agents for their effectiveness in dissolving calcium oxalate kidney stones, in collaboration with a former student, now a urologist. He has received various awards, including the Minnesota College Science Teacher of the Year in 1989; Macalester's Thomas Jefferson Award in 1993; designation as a MegaMole contributor to Minnesota Chemical Education in 1997; and an award from the Minnesota State AAUP Conference in 2001 for his support of academic freedom and shared governance. He remains professionally active in a number of scientific organizations.
William L. Masterton received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1953. Two years later he began to work at the University of Connecticut, where he taught general chemistry and a graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. He has received numerous teaching awards, including an award from the Student Senate at the University of Connecticut, of which he was most proud. Dr. Masterton is co-author of the all-time best-selling general chemistry textbook CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, which has sold well over 1.5 million copies. Dr. Masterton's field of research, solution thermodynamics, prepared him well for making maple syrup each March at the family farmhouse in New Hampshire.
1. The Densities of Liquids and Solids
2.Resolution of Matter into Pure Substances, I. Paper Chromatography
3.Resolution of Matter into Pure Substances, II. Fractional Crystallization
4.Determination of a Chemical Formula
5.Identification of a Compound by Mass Relationships
6.Properties of Hydrates
7.Analysis of an Unknown Chloride
8.Determination of the Barometric Pressure--Finding the Absolute Zero of Temperature
9.Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
10.Analysis of an Aluminum-Zinc Alloy
11.The Atomic Spectrum of Hydrogen
12.The Alkaline Earths and the Halogens: Two Families in the Periodic Table
13.The Geometrical Structure of Molecules: An Experiment Using Molecular Models
14.Heat Effects and Calorimetry
15.Vapor Pressure and Heat of Vaporization of Liquids
16.The Structure of Crystals--An Experiment Using Models
17.Classification of Chemical Substances
18.Some Nonmetals and Their Compounds--Preparations and Properties
19.Molar Mass Determination by Depression of the Freezing Point
20.Rates of Chemical Reactions, I - The Iodination of Acetone
21.Rates of Chemical Reactions, II - A Clock Reaction
22.Properties of Systems in Chemical Equilibrium - Le Chatelier's Principle
23.Determination of the Equilibrium Constant for a Chemical Reaction
24.The Standardization of a Basic Solution and the Determination of the Molar Mass of an Acid
25.pH Measurements: Buffers and Their Properties
26.Determination of the Solubility Product of PbI2
27.Relative Stabilities of Complex Ions and Precipitates Prepared from Solutions of Copper(II). 28. Determination of the Hardness of Water. 29. Synthesis and an Analysis of a CoordinationCompound. 30. Determination of Iron by Reaction with Permanganate - A Redox Titration. 31. Determination of an Equivalent Mass by Electrolysis. 32. Voltaic Cell Measurements. 33. Preparation of Copper(I) Chloride. 34. Development of a Scheme for Qualitative Analysis. 35. Spot Tests for Some Common Anions. 36. Qualitative Analysis of Group I Cations. 37. Qualitative Analysis of Group II Cations. 38. Qualitative Analysis of Group III Cations. 39. Identification of a Pure Ionic Solid. 40. The Ten Test Tube Mystery. 41. Preparation of Aspirin. 42. Rate Studies on the Decomposition of Aspirin. 43. Analysis for Vitamin C. Appendix I: Vapor Pressure of Water. Appendix II: Summary of Solubility Properties of Ions and Solids. Appendix III: Table of Atomic Masses (Based on Carbon-12). Appendix IV: Making Measurements-Laboratory Techniques. Appendix V: Mathematical Considerations-Making Graphs. Appendix VI: Suggested Locker Equipment. Appendix VII: Suggestions for Extension of the Experiments to Real World Problems.