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Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry, 9th Edition

November 2010, ©2011
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This new edition of the Beran lab manual emphasises chemical principles as well as techniques. The manual helps students understand the timing and situations for the various techniques. The Beran lab manual has long been a market leading lab manual for general chemistry. Each experiment is presented with concise objectives, a comprehensive list of techniques, and detailed lab intros and step-by-step procedures.
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Table of Contents


Photo Credits.

Laboratory Safety and Guidelines.

Laboratory Data.

Laboratory Techniques.


A. Introduction.

Dry Lab 1 The Laboratory and SI.

Experiment 1 Basic Laboratory Operations.

B. Chemical and Physical Properties.

Experiment 2 Identification of a Compound: Chemical Properties.

Experiment 3 Water Analysis: Solids.

Experiment 4 Paper Chromatography.

Experiment 5 Percent Water in a Hydrated Salt.

Dry Lab 2A Inorganic Nomenclature I. Oxidation Numbers.

Dry Lab 2B Inorganic Nomenclature II. Binary Compounds.

Dry Lab 2C Inorganic Nomenclature III. Ternary Compounds.

Experiment 6 Acids, Bases, and Salts.

C. Mole Concept.

Experiment 7 Empirical Formulas.

Experiment 8 Limiting Reactant.

Experiment 9 A Volumetric Analysis.

Experiment 10 Vinegar Analysis.

D. Atomic and Molecular Structure.

Experiment 11 Periodic Table and Periodic Law.

Dry Lab 3 Atomic and Molecular Structure.

E. Gases.

Experiment 12 Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid.

Experiment 13 A Carbonate Analysis; Molar.

Volume of Carbon Dioxide.

F. Solutions.

Experiment 14 Molar Mass of a Solid.

Experiment 15 Synthesis of Potassium Alum.

G. Acid-Base Equilibria and Analysis.

Experiment 16 LeChâtelier's Principle; Buffers.

Experiment 17 Antacid Analysis.

Experiment 18 Potentiometric Analyses.

Experiment 19 Aspirin Synthesis and Analysis.

Experiment 20 Alkalinity of a Water Resource.

Experiment 21 Hard Water Analysis.

Experiment 22 Molar Solubility; Common-Ion Effect.

H. Kinetics.

Experiment 23 Factors Affecting Reaction Rates.

Experiment 24 A Rate Law and Activation Energy.

I. Thermodynamics.

Experiment 25 Calorimetry.

Experiment 26 Thermodynamics of the Dissolution of Borax.

J. Oxidation-Reduction Systems and Analysis.

Experiment 27 Oxidation–Reduction Reactions.

Experiment 28 Chemistry of Copper.

Experiment 29 Bleach Analysis.

Experiment 30 Vitamin C Analysis.

Experiment 31 Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Natural Waters.

Experiment 32 Galvanic Cells, the Nernst Equation.

Experiment 33 Electrolytic Cells, Avogadro's Number.

K. Transition Metal Systems and Analysis.

Experiment 34 An Equilibrium Constant.

Experiment 35 Spectrophotometric Metal Ion Analysis.

Experiment 36 Transition Metal Complexes.

L. Qualitative Analysis.

Dry Lab 4 Preface to Qualitative Analysis.

Experiment 37 Qual: Common Anions.

Experiment 38 Qual I. Na_, K_, , Mg2_, Ca2_, Cu2.

Experiment 39 Qual II. Ni2_, Fe3_, Al3_, Zn2_,.


Appendix A Conversion Factors.

Appendix B Treatment of Data.

Appendix C Graphing Data.

Appendix D Familiar Names of Common Chemicals.

Appendix E Vapor Pressure of Water.

Appendix F Concentrations of Acids and Bases.

Appendix G Water Solubility of Inorganic Salts.

Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry.

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New To This Edition

  • More than 50% of the Pre-laboratory and Post-laboratory questions are new to the 9th edition. All of the questions were reviewed and revised, as necessary, for improved clarity.
  • All of the experiments from the 8th edition have been retained, but all have been carefully reviewed to ensure clarity in the experimental procedures for obtaining good data while using proper chemical techniques, and on the report sheets, for recording and analyzing data.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Pre-laboratory Assignment Questions emphasize the chemical principles presented in the introduction of the experiment. Representative calculations, data analysis, and points of emphasis required for the completion of the Experimental Procedure are also addressed in the Pre-laboratory Assignment.
  • Laboratory Questions focus on the “what if” of nearly every part of the Experimental Procedure. These questions help promote a deeper understanding of the experiment and help students recognize where the chemical principles can be used for interpreting unexpected data or “turning points” in the experiment.
  • Techniques Icons: Lab techniques are covered in the front of the manual and are assigned an icon. The icons are placed in the margin of the text at the appropriate point at which to use the technique.
  • Safety and Disposal Icons: Icons contained in the Experimental Procedures indicate safety cautions and provide information regarding the correct disposal of test solutions.
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Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry, 9th Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-64789-9
464 pages
November 2010, ©2011
$169.95   BUY

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