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Principles of Instrumental Analysis 7th Edition

Douglas A. Skoog | F. James Holler | Stanley R. Crouch

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  • ISBN-10: 1337670073
  • ISBN-13: 9781337670074
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PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS sets the standard for courses on the principles and applications of modern analytical instruments. In this 7TH EDITION, authors Skoog, Holler, and Crouch infuse their popular text with updated techniques and new action-oriented case studies. A proven approach emphasizes the fundamental principles of operation for each type of instrument, its optimal area of application as well as its sensitivity, precision, and limitations. Content also introduces elementary analog and digital electronics, computers, and the treatment of analytical data. Online tutorials, Excel files of data analysis, and simulations of analytical techniques reinforce concepts.

Douglas A. Skoog, Stanford University

Douglas A. Skoog was a professor of chemistry at Stanford University and the lead author of several best-selling texts during his career. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. Dr. Skoog was the 1999 recipient of the American Chemical Society award in analytical chemistry, sponsored by the Fisher Scientific Company. That same year, he was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1993, he received the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching.

F. James Holler, University of Kentucky

F. James Holler is professor emeritus of chemistry and recipient of the Alumni Association Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition to his role as co-author of several bestselling texts, he is co-creator of the world-famous Periodic Table of Comic Books.

Stanley R. Crouch, Michigan State University

Stanley R. Crouch is professor emeritus at Michigan State University. He received his undergraduate and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of the 2001 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation and the 1996 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS offers the most current data in its coverage and end-of-chapter problem sets, and the authors present material in a student-friendly style that is active and engaging. Examples throughout each chapter aid in solving relevant and interesting problems. The solutions to the problems in each example are indicated so that students can easily separate the problem setup from the problem solution.
  • Spreadsheet applications have been included throughout to illustrate how these powerful programs can be applied to instrumental methods. Problems accompanied by an icon encourage the use of spreadsheets. When a more detailed approach is required or supplemental reading is appropriate, readers are referred to the authors' companion book, Applications of Microsoft® Excel in Analytical Chemistry, 3e. Those who purchase PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS have full access to this companion text at This companion provides assistance in understanding these applications.
  • The book is printed in two colors. This feature aids in understanding the many figures and diagrams in the text both aesthetically and pedagogically. The second color clarifies graphs; aids in following the data flow in diagrams; provides keys for correlating data that appear in multiple charts, graphs, and diagrams; and makes for a more pleasing overall appearance.
  • An open-ended Challenge Problem provides a capstone research-oriented experience for each chapter. Intended to be research-type problems that are more challenging than normal and may have multiple solutions, Challenge Problems may consist of multiple steps, dependent on one another, or may require library or web searches to find information. They stimulate discussion, extend the topics of the chapters into new areas, and can be used for group projects, inquiry-driven learning assignments, and case study discussions. Due to their unique nature, solutions are not provided for these problems.

Principles of Instrumental Analysis


1. Introduction.
2. Electrical Components and Circuits.
3. Operational Amplifiers in Chemical Instrumentation.
4. Digital Electronics and Computers.
5. Signals and Noise.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: The Electronic Analytical Laboratory.
6. An Introduction to Spectrometric Methods.
7. Components of Optical Instruments.
8. An Introduction to Optical Atomic Spectrometry.
9. Atomic Absorption and Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry.
10. Atomic Emission Spectrometry.
11. Atomic Mass Spectrometry.
12. Atomic X-Ray Spectrometry.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: Monitoring Mercury.
13. An Introduction to Ultraviolet-Visible Molecular Absorption Spectrometry.
14. Applications of Ultraviolet-Visible Molecular Absorption Spectrometry.
15. Molecular Luminescence Spectrometry.
16. An Introduction to Infrared Spectrometry.
17. Applications of Infrared Spectrometry.
18. Raman Spectroscopy.
19. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
20. Molecular Mass Spectrometry.
21. Surface Characterization by Spectroscopy and Microscopy.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: Assessing the Authenticity of the Vinland Map: Surface Analysis in the Service of History, Art, and Forensics.
22. An Introduction to Electroanalytical Chemistry.
23. Potentiometry.
24. Coulometry.
25. Voltammetry.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: Measuring the Parts to Understand the Whole: The Microphysiometer.
26. An Introduction to Chromatographic Separations.
27. Gas Chromatography.
28. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.
29. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography and Extraction.
30. Capillary Electrophoresis, Electrochromatography, and Field-Flow Fractionation.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: The Bisphenol A Controversy.
31. Thermal Methods.
32. Radiochemical Methods.
33. Automated Methods of Analysis.
34. Particle Size Determination.
Instrumental Analysis in Action: The John F. Kennedy Assassination.
Appendix 1: Evaluation of Analytical Data.
Appendix 2: Activity Coefficients.
Appendix 3: Some Standard and Formal Electrode Potentials.
Appendix 4: Compounds Recommended for the Preparation of Standard Solutions of Some Common Elements.
Answers to Selected Problems.

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Online Instructor's Manual with Images

ISBN: 9781305967762
The Instructor's Solutions Manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all of the end-of-chapter exercises in the text (other than the open-ended Challenge Problems). The instructor's manual may be used to achieve maximum flexibility for planning homework assignments and can be found on the instructor's section of the Book Companion Website. In addition, this site includes a library of resources valuable to instructors, such as text art and tables, in a variety of e-formats that are easily exported into other software packages.

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305967779
The book's companion website at includes more than 100 interactive tutorials on instrumental methods, simulations of analytical techniques, exercises, and animations to help students visualize important concepts. In addition, Excel files containing data and sample spreadsheets are available for download. Selected papers from the chemical literature are also available as PDF files to engage student interest and to provide background information for study. Throughout the book, an icon alerts and encourages students to incorporate the website into their studies.