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This proven lab manual offers a unique blend of laboratory skills and exercises that effectively illustrate concepts from the main text, CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 8e. 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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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.
1. Matter, Measurements, and Calculations. 2. Atoms and Molecules. 3. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Law. 4. Forces Between Particles. 5. Chemical Reactions. 6. The States of Matter. 7. Solutions and Colloids. 8. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium. 9. Acids, Bases, and Salts. 10. Radioactivity and Nuclear Processes. 11. Organic Compounds: Alkanes. 12. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. 13. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers. 14. Aldehydes and Ketones. 15. Carboxylic Acids and Esters. 16. Amines and Amides. 17. Carbohydrates. 18. Lipids. 19. Proteins. 20. Enzymes. 21. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis. 22. Nutrition and Energy for Life. 23. Carbohydrate Metabolism. 24. Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism. 25. Body Fluids. Appendix A: The International System of Measurements. Appendix B: Answers to Even-Numbered End-of-Chapter Exercises. Appendix C: Solutions to Learning Checks. Glossary. Index.