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Succeed in your course using this lab manual's unique blend of laboratory skills and exercises that effectively illustrate concepts from the main text, CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e. The book's 15 general chemistry and 20 organic/biochemistry safety-scale laboratory experiments use small quantities of chemicals and emphasize safety and proper disposal of materials. "Safety-scale' is the authors' own term for describing the amount of chemicals each lab experiment requires—less than macroscale quantities, which are expensive and hazardous, and more than microscale quantities, which are difficult to work with and require special equipment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538734547
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/9/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 672,103
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Spencer L. Seager is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he served as chemistry department chairman from 1969 until 1993. He teaches general and physical chemistry at the university and is also active in projects to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah.

Michael R. Slabaugh is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he teaches the year-long sequence of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Purdue and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. His interest in plant alkaloids led to a year of postdoctoral study in biochemistry at Texas A & M. His current professional interests are chemistry education and community involvement in science activities, particularly the State Science and Engineering Fair in Utah.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Experiment 1: Measurements and Significant Figures. Experiment 2: The Use of Chemical Balances. Experiment 3: The Use of Volumetric Ware and the Determination of Density. Experiment 4: Physical and Chemical Changes. Experiment 5: Separations and Analysis. Experiment 6: Classification of Chemical Reactions. Experiment 7: Analysis Using Decomposition Reactions. Experiment 8: Gas Laws. Experiment 9: Solution Formation and Characteristics. Experiment 10: Colligative Properties of Solutions. Experiment 11: Reactions Rates and Equilibrium. Experiment 12: Acids, Bases, Salts, and Buffers. Experiment 13: Analysis of Vinegar. Experiment 14: Determination of Ka for Weak Acids. Experiment 15: The Acidic Hydrogens of Acids. Experiment 16: The Use of Melting Points in the Identification of Organic Compounds. Experiment 17: Isolation and Purification of an Organic Compound. Experiment 18: Hydrocarbons. Experiment 19: Reactions of Alcohols and Phenols. Experiment 20: Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones. Experiment 21: Reactions of Carboxylic Acids, Amines, and Amides. Experiment 22: The Synthesis of Aspirin and Other Esters. Experiment 23: Identifying Functional Groups in Unknowns. Experiment 24: Synthetic Polymers. Experiment 25: Dyes, Inks, and Food Colorings. Experiment 26: A Study of Carbohydrates. Experiment 27: Preparations of Soap by Lipid Saponification. Experiment 28: Isolation of Natural Products: Trimyristin and Cholesterol. Experiment 29: Amino Acids and Proteins. Experiment 30: Enzymes: Nature's Catalysts. Experiment 31: Factors That Influence Enzyme Activity. Experiment 32: Vitamin C Content of Foods Part I: Assigned Samples. Experiment 33: Vitamin C Content of Foods Part II: Samples from Home. Experiment 34: Extraction of DNA from Wheat Germ. Experiment 35: Detection of Minerals in Breakfast Cereals. APPENDIX A: Graphs and Graphing. APPENDIX B: Equipment, Chemicals, Reagents, and Supplies. APPENDIX C: Table of Atomic Weights and Numbers.

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