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Basic Laboratory Experiments for General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 2nd Edition

  • Joseph M. Landesberg Adelphi University
  • ISBN-10: 1285459652  |  ISBN-13: 9781285459653
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
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Focused, streamlined, and designed throughout to meet the needs of the one-term GOB Lab course, this manual features 14 easy-to-follow experiments (6 general chemistry, 4 organic chemistry, and 4 biochemistry) that illustrate the key concepts that every allied health student must know. Clear directions help students complete labs successfully, while pre- and post-lab questions for every experiment test their ability to apply concepts.

Features and Benefits

  • CLEAR AND STRAIGHTFORWARD. Clear directions help students complete labs successfully.
  • A FOCUS ON APPLICATION. Pre- and post-lab questions for every experiment test the student's ability to understand and apply concepts.
  • OPTIONS. Many labs include multiple equipment and technique options to provide instructors with a wide range of possibilities to suit their lab.
  • Labs have been updated with the most recent data and values in order to accurately reflect the changes in lab courses. Experiments 2 and 12 have been heavily revised, and includes new art.

Table of Contents

Practice Safe Laboratory.
1. Laboratory Measurements.
2. Density Determination.
3. Classes of Chemical Reactions.
4. Physical Properties of Chemicals: Melting Point, Sublimation, and Boiling Point.
5. Factors Affecting Rate of Reactions.
6. The Law of Chemical Equilibrium and the Le Chatelier Principle.
7. pH and Buffer Solutions.
8. Structure in Organic Compounds: Use of Molecular Models.
9. Aspirin: Preparation and Properties (Acetylsalicylic Acid).
10. Carbohydrates.
11. Fats and Oils: Preparation and Properties of Soap.
12. Separation of Amino Acids by Paper Chromotography.
13. Isolation and Identification of Casein.
14. Enzymes.
Appendix 1: Use of the Laboratory Gas Burner.
Appendix 2: List of Apparatus and Equipment in Student's Locker.
Appendix 3: List of Common Equipment and Material in the Laboratory.
Appendix 4: Special Equipment and Chemical Preparations for Each Experiment.

What's New

  • DESIGNED FOR NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS. Focusing on the key concepts most important to allied health majors, this streamlined lab manual is ideal for the one-term General, Organic, and Biochemistry laboratory course.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Basic Lab Experiments  (ISBN-10: 1285464117 | ISBN-13: 9781285464114)

The Instructor's Manual provides clear and concise notes on performing each experiment, as well as answers to the Pre- and Post-Lab questions.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joseph M. Landesberg

Joseph M. Landesberg is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Adelphi University. He came to Adelphi University in the fall of 1966. Prior to that, he was at Columbia University where he took a postdoctoral position with Professor Gilbert Stork. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University where he wrote his thesis under the guidance of Professor Roy A. Olofson. Dr. Landesberg did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University.