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Exploring Chemical Analysis provides an ideal one-term introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside of chemistry. Combining coverage of all major analytical topics with effective problem-solving methods, it teaches students how to understand analytical results and how to use quantitative manipulations, preparing them for the problems they will encounter in fields from biology to chemistry to geology.

The new edition includes new applications throughout, more emphasis on “green chemistry,” and more integration of Excel.

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Editorial Reviews

When California-based chemist Harris wrote the 1997 first edition, he intended it as a textbook for a short and elementary introductory course for students whose primary interest lay outside chemistry. Feedback from that edition has convinced him to add many topics to the second that he rejected from the first. They include activity coefficients, a systematic treatment of equilibrium, EDTA and redox titration calculations, instrumental methods in electrochemistry, and an expanded discussion of spectrophotometry. He has also increased the number of experiments and chapter problems, and rearranged some of the material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429275033
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 150,806
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 0 The Analytical Process
Cocaine Use? Ask the River
0-1 The Analytical Chemist's Job
0-2 General Steps in a Chemical Analysis
Box 0-1 Constructing a Representative Sample

Chapter 1 Chemical Measurements
Biochemical Measurements with a Nanoelectrode
1-1 SI Units and Prefixes
Box 1-1 Exocytosis of Neurotransmitters
1-2 Conversion Between Units
1-3 Chemical Concentrations
1-4 Preparing Solutions
1-5 The Equilibrium Constant

Chapter 2 Tools of the Trade
A Quartz-Crystal Sensor with an Imprinted Layer for Yeast Cells
2-1 Safety, Waste Disposal, and Green Chemistry
2-2 Your Lab Notebook
Box 2-1 Dan’s Lab Notebook Entry
2-3 The Analytical Balance
2-4 Burets
2-5 Volumetric Flasks
2-6 Pipets and Syringes
2-7 Filtration
2-8 Drying
2-9 Calibration of Volumetric Glassware
2-10 Methods of Sample Preparation
Reference Procedure: Calibrating a 50-mL buret

Chapter 3 Math Toolkit
Experimental Error
3-1 Significant Figures
3-2 Significant Figures in Arithmetic
3-3 Types of Error
Box 3-1 What Are Standard Reference Materials?
Box 3-2 Case Study: Systematic Error in Ozone Measurement

3-4 Propagation of Uncertainty
3-5 Introducing Spreadsheets
3-6 Graphing in Excel

Chapter 4 Statistics
Is My Red Blood Cell Count High Today?
4-1 The Gaussian Distribution
4-2 Student's t
Box 4-1 Analytical Chemistry and the Law
4-3 Grubbs Test for an Outlier
4-4 Finding the "Best" Straight Line
4-5 Constructing a Calibration Curve
4-6 A Spreadsheet for Least Squares

Chapter 5 Quality Assurance and Calibration Methods
The Need for Quality Assurance
5-1 Basics of Quality Assurance
Box 5-1 Control Charts
5-2 Validation of an Analytical Procedure
5-3 Standard Addition
5-4 Internal Standards

Chapter 6 Good Titrations
The Earliest Known Buret
6-1 Principles of Volumetric Analysis
6-2 Titration Calculations
6-3 Chemistry in a Fishtank
Box 6-1 Studying a Marine Ecosystem
6-4 Solubility Product
Box 6-2 The Logic of Approximations
6-5 Titration of a Mixture
6-6 Titrations Involving Silver Ion
Demonstration 6-1 Fajans Titration

Chapter 7 Gravimetric and Combustion Analysis
The Geologic Time Scale and Gravimetric Analysis
7-1 Examples of Gravimetric Analysis
Box 7-1 Shorthand for Organic Structures
7-2 Precipitation
Demonstration 7-1 Colloids and Dialysis
7-3 Examples of Gravimetric Calculations
7-4 Combustion Analysis

Chapter 8 Introducing Acids and Bases
Acid Rain
8-1 What Are Acids and Bases?
8-2 Relation Between [H+], [OH-], and pH
8-3 Strengths of Acids and Bases
Demonstration 8-1 HCl Fountain
8-4 pH of Strong Acids and Bases
8-5 Tools for Dealing with Weak Acids and Bases
8-6 Weak-Acid Equilibrium
Box 8-1 Quadratic Equations
Demonstration 8-2 Conductivity of Weak Electrolytes
8-7 Weak-Base Equilibrium
Box 8-2 Five Will Get You Ten: Crack Cocaine

Chapter 9 Buffers
Measuring pH Inside Single Cells
9-1 What You Mix Is What You Get
9-2 The Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation
9-3 A Buffer in Action
Box 9-1 Strong Plus Weak Reacts Completely
Demonstration 9-1 How Buffers Work

9-4 Preparing Buffers
9-5 Buffer Capacity
9-6 How Acid-Base Indicators Work
Demonstration 9-2 Indicators and Carbonic Acid
Box 9-2 The Secret of Carbonless Copy Paper

Chapter 10 Acid-Base Titrations
Kjeldahl Nitrogen Analysis: Chemistry Behind the Headline
10-1 Titration of Strong Base with Strong Acid
10-2 Titration of Weak Acid with Strong Base
10-3 Titration of Weak Base with Strong Acid
10-4 Finding the End Point
10-5 Practical Notes
10-6 Kjeldahl Nitrogen Analysis
10-7 Putting Your Spreadsheet to Work
Reference Procedure: Preparing standard acid and base

Chapter 11 Polyprotic Acids and Bases
Acid Dissolves Buildings and Teeth
11-1 Amino Acids Are Polyprotic
11-2 Finding the pH in Diprotic Systems
Box 11-1 Carbon Dioxide in the Air and Ocean
11-3 Which Is the Principal Species?
11-4 Titrations in Polyprotic Systems
Box 11-2 What is Isoelectric Focusing?

Chapter 12 A Deeper Look at Chemical Equilibrium
Chemical Equilibrium in the Environment
12-1 The Effect of Ionic Strength on Solubility of Salts
Demonstration 12-1 Effect of Ionic Strength on Ion Dissociation
12-2 Activity Coefficients
12-3 Charge and Mass Balances
12-4 Systematic Treatment of Equilibrium
Box 12-1 Aluminum Mobilization From Minerals by Acid Rain
12-5 Fractional Composition Equations

Chapter 13 EDTA Titrations
Nature’s Ion Channels
13-1 Metal-Chelate Complexes
Box 13-1 Chelation Therapy and Thalassemia
13-2 EDTA
Box 13-2 Notation for Formation Constants
13-3 Metal Ion Indicators
Demonstration 13-1 Metal Ion Indicator Color Changes
13-4 EDTA Titration Techniques
Box 13-3 What Is Hard Water?
13-5 The pH-Dependent Metal-EDTA Equilibrium
13-6 EDTA Titration Curves

Chapter 14 Electrode Potentials
Remediation of Underground Pollution with Emulsified Iron Nanoparticles (new)
14-1 Redox Chemistry and Electricity
Demonstration 14-1 Electrochemical Writing
14-2 Galvanic Cells
Demonstration 14-2 The Human Salt Bridge
14-3 Standard Potentials
14-4 The Nernst Equation
14-5 E° and the Equilibrium Constant
Box 14-1 Why Biochemist Use E°'
14-6 Reference Electrodes

Chapter 15 Electrode Measurements
Measuring Carbonate in Sea Water with an Ion-Selective Electrode
15-1 The Silver Indicator Electrode
Demonstration 15-1 Potentiometry with an Oscillating Reaction
15-2 What is a Junction Potential?
15-3 How Ion-Selective Electrodes Work
15-4 pH Measurement with a Glass Electrode
Box 15-1 Systematic Error in Rainwater pH Measurement
15-5 Ion-Selective Electrodes
Box 15-2 Ammonium Ion-Selective Microelectrode

Chapter 16 Redox Titrations
High-Temperature Superconductors
Box 16-1 Environmental Carbon Analysis and Oxygen Demand
16-1 Theory of Redox Titrations
Demonstration 16-1 Potentiometric Titration of Fe2+ with MnO-4
16-2 Redox Indicators
16-3 Titrations Involving Iodine
Box 16-2 Disinfecting Drinking Water with Iodine

Chapter 17 Instrumental Methods in Electrochemistry
A Biosensor for Personal Glucose Monitoring
17-1 Electrogravimetric and Coulometric Analysis
17-2 Amperometry
17-3 Voltammetry
17-4 Polarography

Chapter 18 Let There Be Light
The Ozone Hole
18-1 Properties of Light
18-2 Absorption of Light
Box 18-1 Discovering Beer's Law
Demonstration 18-1 Absorption Spectra
18-3 Practical Matters
18-4 Using Beer's Law
Box 18-2 Designing a Colorimetric Reagent to Detect Phosphate

Chapter 19 Spectrophotometry: Instruments and Applications
Flu Virus Identification with an RNA Array and Fluorescent Markers
19-1 The Spectrophotometer
19-2 Analysis of a Mixture
19-3 Spectrophotometric Titrations
19-4 What Happens When a Molecules Absorbs Light?
Demonstration 19-1 In Which Your Class Really Shines
19-5 Luminescence in Analytical Chemistry
Box 19-1 Immunoassays in Environmental Analysis

Chapter 20 Atomic Spectroscopy
Historical Record of Mercury in the Snow Pack
20-1 What is Atomic Spectroscopy?
20-2 Atomization: Flames, Furnaces, and Plasmas
20-3 How Temperature Affects Atomic Spectroscopy
20-4 Instrumentation
20-5 Interference
20-6 Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry

Chapter 21 Principles of Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
Katia and Dante
21-1 What is Chromatography?
21-2 How We Describe a Chromatogram
21-3 Why Do Bands Spread?
Box 21-1 Polarity
21-4 Mass Spectrometry
Box 21-2 Volatile Flavor Components of Candy
21-5 Information in a Mass Spectrum

Chapter 22 Gas and Liquid Chromatography
Protein Electrospray
22-1 Gas Chromatography
22-2 Classical Liquid Chromatography
22-3 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
22-4 Sample Preparation for Chromatography

Chapter 23 Chromatographic Methods and Capillary Electrophoresis
Capillary Electrophoresis in Medicine
23-1 Ion-Exchange Chromatography
Box 23-1 Applications of Ion Exchange
23-2 Ion Chromatography
23-3 Molecular Exclusion Chromatography
23-4 Affinity Chromatography
23-5 What is Capillary Electrophoresis?
23-6 How Capillary Electrophoresis Works
23-7 Types of Capillary Electrophoresis
Box 23-2 What is a Micelle?
23-8 Lab on a Chip: Probing Brain Chemistry

Appendix A: Solubility Products
Appendix B: Acid Dissociation Constants
Appendix C: Standard Reduction Potentials
Appendix D: Oxidation Numbers and Balancing Redox Equations
Solutions to "Ask Yourself" Questions
Answers to Problems

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