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Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 8th Edition

  • includes CD-ROM and InfoTrac®
  • Douglas A. Skoog Stanford University
  • Donald M. West San Jose State University
  • F. James Holler University of Kentucky
  • Stanley R. Crouch Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 0030355230  |  ISBN-13: 9780030355233
  • 1176 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996, 1992
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $318.75 List Price = $ 429.95
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, EIGHTH EDITION is known for its readability combined with a systematic, rigorous approach that characterizes this classic text. Extensive coverage of the principles and practices of quantitative chemistry ensures suitability for chemistry majors. These award-winning authors include applications throughout industry, medicine, and all the sciences. The text’s new design and wealth of new photographs by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters serve to reinforce student learning through dynamic visuals. Reflecting the increased emphasis of spreadsheets as a tool in analytical chemistry, this new edition adds an additional chapter, new problems and a new supplement, EXCEL® APPLICATIONS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, that integrate this important aspect of the study of analytical chemistry into its already rich pedagogy. In addition, the INTERACTIVE ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM, packaged FREE with every new text, enhances conceptual understanding through hands-on integrated multimedia interactivity.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Analytical Chemistry.
2. Chemicals, Apparatus, and Unit Operations of Analytical Chemistry.
3. Using Spreadsheets in Analytical Chemistry.
4. Calculations Used in Analytical Chemistry.
5. Errors in Chemical Analyses.
6. Random Errors in Chemical Analysis.
7. Statistical Data Treatment and Evaluation.
8. Sampling, Standardization and Calibration.
9. Aqueous Solutions and Chemical Equilibria.
10. Effect of Electrolytes on Chemical Equilibria.
11. Solving Equilibrium Problems for Complex Systems.
12. Gravimetric Methods of Analysis.
13. Titrimetric Methods; Precipitation Titrimetry.
14. Principles of Neutralization Titrations.
15. Titration Curves for Complex Acid/Bases Systems.
16. Applications of Neutralization Titrations.
17. Complexation Reactions and Titratrions.
18. Introduction to Electrochemistry.
19. Applications of Standard Electrode Potentials.
20. Applications of Oxidation/Reduction Titrations.
21. Potentiometry.
22. Bulk Electrolysis: Electrogravimetry and Coulometry.
23. Voltammetry.
24. Introduction to Spectrochemical Methods.
25. Instruments for Optical Spectroscopy.
26. Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy.
27. Molecular Fluorescence Spectroscopy.
28. Atomic Spectroscopy.
29. Kinetic Methods of Analysis.
30. Introduction to Analytical Separations.
31. Gas Chromatography.
32. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.
33. Miscellaneous Separation Methods.
34. Analysis of Real Samples.
35. Preparing Samples for Analysis.
36. Decomposing and Dissolving the Sample.
37. Selected Methods of Analysis.


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor’s Manual  (ISBN-10: 0030355311 | ISBN-13: 9780030355318)

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Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 003035546X | ISBN-13: 9780030355462)

Written by Gary Kinsel, University of Texas, Arlington, the solutions manual contains worked-out solutions for all the starred problems in the text. For added value and convenience, the Student Solutions Manual can be packaged with the text. Contact your local sales representative for more information.

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Applications of Microsoft Excel in Analytical Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0030355532 | ISBN-13: 9780030355530)

This supplement contains many spreadsheet exercises correlating directly with sections in the text. The exercises teach students how to use Microsoft® Excel® using applications from statistics, data analysis equilibrium calculations, curve fitting, and more. Operations include everything from basic arithmetic and cell formatting to Solver, Goal Seek, and the Data Analysis Toolpak. The authors show students how to use a spreadsheet to construct log diagrams and to plot the results. Statistical data treatment includes descriptive statistics, linear regression, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Tutorial exercises include nonlinear regression such as fitting the Van Deemter equation, fitting kinetics data, determining error coefficients in spectrophotometry, and calculating titration curves. Additional features include solving complex systems of equilibrium equations and advanced graphical methods: error bars, charts with insets, matrices and determinants, and much more.

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Interactive Analytical Chemistry CD-ROM Version 1.0  (ISBN-10: 0534417965 | ISBN-13: 9780534417963)

FREE with every new copy of the text, this new edition is accompanied by the new Interactive Analytical Chemistry CD-ROM. Prompted by icons with captions in the text, students are directed to explore corresponding Intelligent Tutors, Guided Simulations, and Media-based Exercises.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Douglas A. Skoog

Douglas A. Skoog (deceased) earned a B.S. in chemistry from Oregon State University and received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. The lead author of several best-selling texts, 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. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University.

Donald M. West

Donald M. West (deceased) was a Professor of Chemistry at San Jose State University.

F. James Holler

F. James Holler is a Professor 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 best-selling texts, he is co-creator of the world-famous Periodic Table of Comic Books.

Stanley R. Crouch

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.