Higher Education

Laboratory Handbook for General Chemistry, 3rd Edition

  • includes Student Resource Center Printed Access Card
  • Conrad L. Stanitski Franklin and Marshall College
  • Norman E. Griswold Nebraska Wesleyan College
  • H. A. Neidig Lebanon Valley College
  • James N. Spencer Franklin and Marshall College
  • ISBN-10: 0495018902  |  ISBN-13: 9780495018902
  • 128 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1996
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $23.50

About

Overview

The LABORATORY HANDBOOK FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY helps students perform their laboratory work more effectively, efficiently, and safely. It is not a compilation of experimental procedures, but rather, throughout three editions, it remains a "how-to" guide containing specific information about the basic equipment, techniques, and operations that are necessary for successful laboratory experiments. The importance of laboratory safety is stressed. Video demonstrations of a number of common laboratory techniques are an important feature of this Third Edition. The Handbook can be used in conjunction with CER modular experiments, to support locally written experiments, or to complement the techniques sections of commercial lab manuals.

Features and Benefits

  • The text places emphasis on the practical. Explanations are succinct and to the point. Heavy use is made of illustrations.
  • The laboratory safety chapter concludes with a laboratory safety agreement for students to sign and hand in, plus a laboratory safety quiz.
  • Illustrations and names of general laboratory equipment and glassware also include the purpose and use of each item.
  • Most commonly used reference tables are included in the Appendix.
  • Additional sheets of graph paper are included at the back of the book.

Table of Contents

I. Safety in the Laboratory.
II. Glassware and General Equipment.
III. Weighing.
IV. Measuring Liquid Volumes.
V. Transferring Materials.
VI. Heating Sources and Techniques.
VII. Separations.
VIII. Small-Scale Operations.
IX. Visible Spectrophotometers.
X. Using a pH Meter.
XI. Keeping a Laboratory Notebook.
XII. Mathematical Operations.
XIII. Representing Data and Results Using Graphs.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Appendix C.
Index.

What's New

  • Available on the website, and accessible by access code, video demonstrations of a number of common laboratory techniques are an important element of this third edition.
  • A section on weighing by subtraction and a subsection (under pH Measurement) about using litmus and pH papers is now available.
  • Throughout this revision, references in the margins have been added to refer students back to appropriate rules of lab safety.
  • Video icon notations have been included to alert users that a video is available regarding that particular lab technique.
  • A brief item about cleaning up around balances after use has been added.
  • Input has been added about what to do with supernate and/or precipitate in centrifugation.
  • Additional references in Appendix C have been added.
  • HBr and HI have been added to the list of strong acids.
  • Input has been added in the Glassware section that volume markings on beakers and flasks are only approximate and not to be used for quantitative work.
  • A subsection on Measurement Temperature: Care and Handling of Thermometers has been added to the Heating Sources and Techniques section.

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Supplements

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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0495106550 | ISBN-13: 9780495106555)

For instructors, this CD contains high-resolution versions of techniques videos to show in class.

Student Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495186740 | ISBN-13: 9780495186748)

Instant Access Codes, or epins, provide students access to the website, which features the lab technique videos.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

Student Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495186740 | ISBN-13: 9780495186748)

Instant Access Codes, or epins, provide students access to the website, which features the lab technique videos.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Conrad L. Stanitski

Conrad L. Stanitski is currently a Visiting Scholar at Franklin and Marshall College and is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Arkansas. He received his B.S. in Science Education from Bloomsburg State College, M.A. in Chemical Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. He has co-authored chemistry textbooks for science majors, allied health science students, non-science majors, and high school chemistry students. Among Dr. Stanitski's many awards are the American Chemical Society (ACS) George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, the CMA CATALYST National Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching, the Gustav Ohaus–National Science Teachers Association Award for Creative Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Thomas R. Branch Award for Teaching Excellence and the Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Professor Award from Randolph-Macon College, and the 2002 Western Connecticut ACS Section Visiting Scientist Award. He was Chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education (2001) and has been an elected Councilor for that division. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). An instrumental and vocal performer, he also enjoys jogging, tennis, and reading.