Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory / Edition 12

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The lab manual includes 19 exercises, six study aids, and 28 experiments. The entire book has been updated and revised to reflect the most current terminology and environmental standards. Six new labs have been added as well as exercises and projects that require computer graphing and the web.
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Editorial Reviews

A workbook lab manual for an introductory chemistry course. Experiments are designed to be challenging but understandable to beginning students. Experimentation begins with simple laboratory techniques and measurements and progresses to complex procedures. Many exercises and projects require computer graphing and encourage exploration of the Web. Includes 28 experiments graded by difficulty, 19 exercises, and six study aids, plus lists of equipment and reagents, waste disposal instructions for each experiment, units of measure, and other reference materials. Can be used with any introductory chemistry text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470043851
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Edition description: 12TH
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. He is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry, he is co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition,and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is also co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory, Eleventh Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, Seventh Edition.

Susan Arena has taught chemistry to students at many levels including middle school, high school, community college and most recently at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She especially focuses on using active learning techniques to improve the understanding of concepts in chemistry. Susan currently authors chemistry texts and electronic media, and presents workshops for teachers in suing active learning and electronic media to teach chemistry. She collaborated with Morris Hein on the seventh edition of Foundations of College Chemistry and became a co-author on the eighth edition. She is also a co-author of Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition.

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Table of Contents

Experiment 1. Laboratory Techniques
Experiment 2. Measurements
Experiment 3. Preparation and Properties of Oxygen
Experiment 4. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen
Experiment 5. Calorimetry and Specific Heat
Experiment 6. Freezing Points - Graphing of Data
Experiment 7. Water in Hydrates
Experiment 8. Properties of Solutions
Experiment 9. Composition of Potassium Chlorate
Experiment 10. Double Displacement Reactions
Experiment 11. Single Displacement Reactions
Experiment 12. Ionization - Electrolytes and pH
Experiment 13. Identification of Selected Anions
Experiment 14. Properties of Lead (II), Silver, and Mercury (I) Ions
Experiment 15. Quantitative Precipitation of Chromate Ion
Experiment 16. Electromagnetic Energy and Spectroscopy
Experiment 17. Lewis Structures and Molecular Models
Experiment 18. Boyle's Law
Experiment 19. Charles' Law
Experiment 20. Liquids--Vapor Pressure and Boiling Points
Experiment 21. Molar Volume of a Gas
Experiment 22. Neutralization -Titration I
Experiment 23. Neutralization -Titration II Experiment 24. Chemical Equilibrium -Reversible Reactions
Experiment 25. Heat of Reaction
Experiment 26. Distillation of Volatile Liquids
Experiment 27. Hydrocarbons
Experiment 28. Alcohols, Esters, Aldehydes, and Ketones

Study Aids:

Study Aid 1: Significant Figures
Study Aid 2: Formulas and Equations
Study Aid 3. Preparing and Reading a Graph
Study Aid 4. Using a Scientific Calculator
Study Aid 5. Use of the Mole in Chemical Calculations: Stoichiometry


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