Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory / Edition 14

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Learning the fundamentals of chemistry can be a difficult task to undertake for health professionals. This lab manual to Foundations of Chemistry helps to master chemistry skills needed to succeed. It provides clear and logical explanations of chemical concepts and problem solving to apply concepts with the help of worked out examples. In addition, the manual features and conceptual questions checks brings together the understanding of chemistry and relates chemistry to things health professionals experience on a regular basis.
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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: 9781118288993
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 304,292
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (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


1. Laboratory Techniques 1

2. Measurements 11

3. Preparation and Properties of Oxygen 23

4. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen 33

5. Calorimetry and Specific Heat 43

6. Freezing Points—Graphing of Data 51

7. Water in Hydrates 61

8. Water, Solutions, and pH 67

9. Properties of Solutions 83

10. Composition of Potassium Chlorate 93

11. Double Displacement Reactions 99

12. Single Displacement Reactions 105

13. Ionization-Electrolytes and pH 109

14. Identification of Selected Anions 123

15. Quantitative Preparation of Potassium Chloride 131

16. Electromagnetic Energy and Spectroscopy 137

17. Lewis Structures and Molecular Models 147

18. Boyle’s Law 159

19. Charles’ Law 169

20. Liquids: Vapor Pressure and Boiling Points 179

21. Molar Volume of a Gas 187

22. Neutralization–Titration I 193

23. Neutralization–Titration II 201

24. Chemical Equilibrium–Reversible Reactions 209

25. Heat of Reaction 217

26. Distillation of Volatile Liquids 225

27. Organic Chemistry–Hydrocarbons 235

28. Alcohols, Esters, Aldehydes, and Ketones 245

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