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OWLv2 LabSkills PreLabs for Organic Chemistry, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access, 1st Edition

  • ISBN-13: 9781285431710
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00
  • Newer Edition Available



Are your students ready for Lab? OWLv2 LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through Prelab assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWLv2 is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide.

Content and Assets

1. Safety in the Laboratory
2. Keeping a Laboratory Notebook
3. Writing a Laboratory Report
4. Weighing with a Top Pan Balance
5. Weighing with an Analytical Balance
6. Using Volumetric Pipets
7. Using Graduated Cylinders
8. Preparing Standard Solutions
9. Preparing Standard Solutions by Dilution
10. Using an Electric Hot Plate and Magnetic Stirrer
11. Heating under Reflux
12. Performing Distillation Experiments
13. Performing a Gravity Filtration
14. Performing a Vacuum Filtration (Büchner)
15. Using a Centrifuge
16. Cooling with an Ice Bath
17. Heating with a Water Bath
18. Using a Rotary Evaporator
19. Performing a Recrystallization
20. Using a Separatory Funnel
21. Choosing and Using Drying Agents
22. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
23. Column Chromatography
24. Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy
25. Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H NMR)
26. Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C NMR)
27. Using a UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
28. Performing a Melting Point Analysis
29. Qualitative Tests for Organic Functional Groups
30. Using Microscale Equipment
31. Using an Automated Pipet (Microscale)
32. Heating under Reflux (Microscale)
33. Performing Distillation Experiments (Microscale)
34. Performing a Pipet Filtration (Microscale)
35. Performing a Vacuum Filtration (Hirsch) (Microscale)
36. Performing a Recrystallization (Microscale)
37. Performing a Liquid Extraction (Microscale)
38. Mole Calculations Involving Liquids
39. Mole Calculations Involving Molar Mass
40. Mole Calculations Involving Solids
41. Mole Calculations to Determine Yield
42. Equilibrium Calculations
43. Rate of Reaction Calculations
44. Error Analysis
45. Significant Figures

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Author Bio

Learning Science

Learning Science Ltd is a learning technology company that creates innovative systems and resources for science education. Established in 2007, the company has rapidly gained a reputation for delivering high-quality resources at the forefront of educational technology. Learning Science is involved in all the main areas of science at all levels, from primary and secondary to undergraduate, graduate, and professional. It is responsible for creating and commercializing LabSkills in partnership with Bristol ChemLabS. Bristol ChemLabS, based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, is the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning dedicated to practical chemistry, and was established in 2005 following substantial investment from HEFCE and the University of Bristol.


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