Chemist's Companion: A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References / Edition 1

Chemist's Companion: A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References / Edition 1

by Arnold J. Gordon, Richard A. Ford
     
 

The Chemist’s Companion A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References Here in one source is a wide variety of practical, everyday information often required by chemists but seldom found together, if at all, in the standard handbooks, data collections, manuals, and other usual sources. Discussing physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of

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The Chemist’s Companion A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References Here in one source is a wide variety of practical, everyday information often required by chemists but seldom found together, if at all, in the standard handbooks, data collections, manuals, and other usual sources. Discussing physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of substances and systems, the authors answer such questions as—

  • How do I test for and destroy peroxides in different solvents and what is the best way to purify such solvents?
  • What are the structure, physical properties, and recent references to the use of common-name solvents and solvent aids such as the "Skellysolves," "Cellosolves," "Crownanes," and "Glymes"?
  • What is the utility of a particular molecular sieve, or permeation gel, or epoxy cement, or liquid crystal, and where do I buy them and find references to their application?
The book is divided into nine chapters and covers properties of atoms and molecules, spectroscopy, photochemistry, chromatography, kinetics and thermodynamics, various experimental techniques, and mathematical and numerical information, including the definitions, values, and usage rules of the newly adopted International System of Units (SI Units). A section on statistical treatment of data which provides an actual least-squares computer program is also included. In the spectroscopy chapter, very extensive and up-to-date collections of spectral correlation data are presented for ir, uv-vis, optical rotation, nmr, and mass spectra, along with data on esr and nqr spectroscopy. Also included is a variety of hard-to-classify but frequently sought information, such as names and addresses of microanalysis companies and chemistry publishers, descriptions and commercial sources of atomic and molecular models, and safety data for hazardous chemicals. More than 500 key references are also included, most of which are recent. There are important hints and definitions associated with the art as well as the state of the art for the appropriate subjects. Also found throughout the book are about 250 suppliers and directions for obtaining special booklets or other material. Containing a wealth of useful information, The Chemist’s Companion will be an indispensable guide for students and professional chemists in nearly all the chemical disciplines. In addition, it will provide for the teacher and student an unusual adjunct for use in a broad cross-section of chemistry courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471315902
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1973
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Properties of Molecular Systems

I. Properties of Solvents and Common Liquids

II. Azeotropic Data

III. Empirical Boiling Point-Pressure Relationships

IV. Properties of Selected Gases

V. Properties of Representative Fused Salt Systems

VI. Structure and Properties of Naturally Occurring -Amino Acids

VII. Properties and Applications of Liquid Crystals

VIII. Prototropic Tautomerism

IX. Acids and Bases

Properties of Atoms and Bonds

I. Properties of the Elements

II. Table of Isotopes

III. Selected Bond Lengths

IV. Effective van der Waals Radii

V. Bond Angles and Hybridization

VI. Selected Bond Strengths

VII. Force Constants

VIII. Torsion and Inversion Barriers

IX. Bond and Group Dipole Moments

X. Aromaticity

Kinetics and Energetics

I. Activation Parameters and Kinetics of Selected Reactions

II. Linear Free Energy Relationships

III. Conformational Free Energy Values

IV. Free Energy-Composition Chart

Spectroscopy

I. The Electromagnetic Spectrum

II. Solvents and Other Media for Spectral Measurements

III. Optical Materials for Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

IV. Vibration Spectra

V. Electronic Absorption and Emission Spectra: UV and Vis

VI. Optical Activity and Optical Rotation

VII. Mass Spectrometry

VIII. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

IX. Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

X. Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy

XI. Bibliography of Spectral Data Compilations

Photochemistry

I. Electronic Energy State Diagram

II. Excited State Energy Transfer: Sensitizers and Quenchers

III. Photochemistry Light Sources and Equipment

IV. Chemical Actinometry: Quantum Yield

V. Suppliers

VI. References

Chromatography

I. Fundamental Types of Chromatography and Basic Definitions

II. Adsorption Chromatography

III. Paper Chromatography

IV. Column and Thin Layer Partition Chromatography

V. Ion-Exchange Chromatography

VI. Gel Filtration and Gel Permeation Chromatography

VII. Automated Liquid Chromatography

VIII. Electrophoresis

IX. Vapor Phase Chromatography

X. Chromatography Supply Directory

XI. References

Experimental Techniques

I. Properties of Laboratory Materials

II. Standard Glassware Cleaning Solutions

III. Purification of Common Solvents

IV. Detection of Peroxides and Their Removal

V. Chemical Methods for Deoxygenating Gases and Liquids

VI. Simple Chemical Methods for Detecting Specific Gases

VII. Simple Preparations of Some Dry Gases

VIII. Common Solvents for Crystallization

IX. Solvents for Extraction of Aqueous Solutions

X. Drying Agents

XI. Solvents and Baths for Heating and Cooling

XII. Molecular Weight Determination

Mathematical and Numerical Information

I. Approved International Units System and General Constants

II. Useful Conversion Factors

III. Wavelength-Wavenumber Conversion Table

IV. Multiples of Element and Group Weights

V. Molecular Symmetry: Definitions and Common Systems

VI. Character Tables for Common Symmetry Groups

VII. Computer Programs

VIII. Statistical Treatment of Data

Miscellaneous

I. Important Chemistry Reference Sources: A Bibliography

II. Atomic and Molecular Models

III. Addresses of Publishers that Deal With Chemistry

IV. Combustion Microanalysis and Other Custom Analytical Services

V. Hazards of Common Chemicals

Suppliers Index

Subject Index

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