Higher Education

Experiments in General Chemistry: Featuring MeasureNet, 2nd Edition

  • Bobby Stanton University of Georgia
  • Lin Zhu University of Georgia
  • Charles "Butch" Atwood University of Georgia
  • ISBN-10: 0495561797  |  ISBN-13: 9780495561798
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00
  *Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.



Innovative and self-directed, EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRYFEATURING MEASURENET, 2nd Edition prepares students for the laboratory setting by asking them multi-component questions, building their knowledge from previous experiments, and incorporating the innovative MeasureNet network data collection system into the manual. MeasureNet improves the laboratory experience by requiring smaller amounts of chemicals for experiments—making the lab safer and more environmentally friendly—and greatly increasing precision through its electronic data collection, analysis, and reduction features.

Features and Benefits

  • Focus students' efforts with experiments that require less time collecting data and encourage more time analyzing and manipulating it for a better, more useful grasp of chemistry.
  • Stimulate learning on a deeper level. Students will express their ideas and conclusions in formal writings that help them better comprehend the concepts, techniques, and theories in the manual.
  • Run an environmentally friendly lab! With MeasureNet, experiments are more precise and require smaller quantities of chemicals, making the lab safer for students and better for the planet.

Table of Contents

Safety Rules.
Common Laboratory Glassware and Equipment.
1. Densities of Some Liquids and Solids.
2. Specific Heat of Substances.
3. Chromatography.
4. Determination of the Percent by Mass of the Components in a Mixture by Thermal Gravimetric Analysis.
5. Self Directed—Thermal Insulating Materials.
6. Reaction Stoichiometry.
7. Types of Chemical Reactions.
8. Identifying Metal Ions and Inorganic Compounds by their Chemical Interactions.
9. Gravimetric Analysis of a Chloride, Sulfate, or Carbonate Compound.
10. Emission Analysis of Aqueous Solutions of Group IA and IIA Metal Salts.
11. Determination of Chromium (VI) Concentrations via Absorption Spectroscopy.
12. Determination of the Concentration of Acetic Acid in Vinegar.
13. Solubility, Polarity, Electrolytes, and Nonelectrolytes.
14. Self-Directed—Determination of the Cause of a Fish-Kill in the Clark Fork of the Columbia River.
15. Self-Directed—Quality Control for the Athenium Baking Soda Company.
16. Gas Laws.
17. Colligative Properties.
18. Soaps and Detergents.
19. Heats of Chemical and Physical Processes.
20. Hess's Law.
21. Determination of the Heat of Neutralization of a Variety of Strong Acids and Bases.
22. Dystan Medical Supply Company—Cold Packs and Hot Packs.
23. Kinetics—Reaction Orders.
24. Chemical Equilibria.
25. Determining the Equilibrium Constant for a Reaction.
26. Determining Ka of an Acid by Titration and from pH.
27. pH and Buffer Solutions.
28. Self-Directed—Identifying an Unknown Weak Acid.
29. Quality Control for GlassEx Window Cleaner.
30. Determining the Iron Content in Cereal.
31. Analyzing the Chemical Content of Chromite.
32. Determining the Time Interval Between Doses of a Cardiac Drug.
33. What is in This Container?

What's New

  • Convey the most relevant ideas with the most current experiments. All 28 experiments in the manual have been revised for this edition.
  • Help students develop their own experiments with 6 new experiments in the more challenging self-directed format. Students use their knowledge, skills, and techniques from prior concept/technique-oriented experiments to solve an assigned problem.
  • Encourage strong laboratory fundamentals with 22 guided inquiry experiments, which lead students through an experiment by asking a series of questions.
  • Heighten interest in chemistry and its real-world applications with four all-new, self-directed experiments: "Quality Control for GlassEx Window Cleaner," "Determining the Iron Content in Cereal," "Analyzing the Chemical Content of Chromite," and "Determining the Time Interval Between Doses of a Cardiac Drug."
  • Reinforce important concepts with new pre- and post-lab questions for all self-guided experiments. Students will also appreciate the new easier-to-use format and lab reports for these experiments.


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 Manual Online  (ISBN-10: 0495561800 | ISBN-13: 9780495561804)

Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as Sample data for Lab Reports and answer keys for Pre-Lab questions. Also included are a list of chemicals and quantities required for each experiment per 100 students.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bobby Stanton

Bobby Stanton received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Tennessee Technological University and his doctorate from The University of Tennessee. He is an Academic Professional at the University of Georgia and serves as the Coordinator of General Chemistry Laboratories. He is involved in the development of Self-Directed (a form of guided inquiry) experiments designed for the MeasureNet Digital Data Acquisition System, and has authored or co-authored 15 publications in journals such as ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AND APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY.

Lin Zhu

Currently a faculty member at Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Lin Zhu has taught at University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of Georgia. When he served as Franklin Fellow at the University og Georgia, he was involved in the development of experiments designed for the MeasureNet Digital Data Acquisition System. He has authored or co-authored articles in journals such as JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY and MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS. Lin Zhu received his Bachelor's Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China, and his Ph.D. from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Charles "Butch" Atwood

Charles H. Atwood is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Georgia, where he is Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry. His research includes new technologies for teaching and testing chemical phenomena, as well as emerging computer technologies to enhance teaching of freshman chemistry. He is the recipient of the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents 2009 Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Atwood has authored several books and published articles in the Journal of Chemical Education, The Chemist, and Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Millsaps College and his Doctorate from Florida State University.