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Safety-Scale Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry for Today, 8th Edition

  • Spencer L. Seager Weber State University
  • Michael R. Slabaugh Weber State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133604250  |  ISBN-13: 9781133604259
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 1997
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

This proven lab manual offers a unique blend of laboratory skills and exercises that effectively illustrate concepts from the main text, CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 8e. The book's 15 general chemistry and 20 organic/biochemistry safety-scale laboratory experiments use small quantities of chemicals and emphasize safety and proper disposal of materials. "Safety-scale' is the authors' own term for describing the amount of chemicals each lab experiment requires--less than macroscale quantities, which are expensive and hazardous, and more than microscale quantities, which are difficult to work with and require special equipment.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated and thoroughly reviewed labs.
  • A KEY CONCEPT FOCUS: The manual's blend of laboratory skills and exercises illustrate key concepts from the main textbook.
  • BUILT-IN PEDAGOGY: Pre-lab questions prepare students for each lab and end-of-experiment questions assess student understanding.
  • FLEXIBLE AND CONVENIENT. The manual is three-hole punched and features perforated pages, which make it easy for student to hand in lab reports and answers to pre- and post-lab questions and exercises upon instructor request.

Table of Contents

Experiment 1 Measurements and Significant Figures
Experiment 2 The Use of Chemical Balances
Experiment 3 The Use of Volumetric Ware and the Determination of Density
Experiment 4 Physical and Chemical Changes
Experiment 5 Separations and Analysis
Experiment 6 Classification of Chemical Reactions
Experiment 7 Analysis Using Decomposition Reactions
Experiment 8 Gas Laws
Experiment 9 Solution Formation and Characteristics
Experiment 10 Colligative Properties of Solutions
Experiment 11 Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
Experiment 12 Acids, Bases, Salts, and Buffers 167
Experiment 13 Analysis of Vinegar
Experiment 14 Determination of Ka for Weak Acids
Experiment 15 The Acidic Hydrogens of Acids
Experiment 16 The Use of Melting Points in the Identification of Organic Compounds
Experiment 17 Isolation and Purification of an Organic Compound
Experiment 18 Hydrocarbons
Experiment 19 Reactions of Alcohols and Phenols
Experiment 20 Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones
Experiment 21 Reactions of Carboxylic Acids, Amines, and Amides
Experiment 22 The Synthesis of Aspirin and Other Esters
Experiment 23 Identifying Functional Groups in Unknowns
Experiment 24 Synthetic Polymers
Experiment 25 Dyes, Inks, and Food Colorings
Experiment 26 A Study of Carbohydrates
Experiment 27 Preparation of Soap By Lipid Saponification
Experiment 28 Isolation of Natural Products: Trimyristin and Cholesterol
Experiment 29 Amino Acids and Proteins
Experiment 30 Enzymes: Nature’s Catalysts
Experiment 31 Factors That Influence Enzyme Activity
Experiment 32 Vitamin C Content of Foods, Part I: Assigned Samples
Experiment 33 Vitamin C Content of Foods, Part II: Samples from Home
Experiment 34 Extraction of DNA from Wheat Germ
Experiment 35 Detection of Minerals in Breakfast Cereals
Appendix A Graphs and Graphing
Appendix B Equipment, Chemicals, Reagents, and Supplies
Appendix C Table of Atomic Weights and Numbers

What's New

  • ACCURATE AND CLASS-TESTED. The Eighth Edition includes 15 general chemistry and 20 organic/biochemistry safety-scale laboratory experiments--all thoroughly class-tested--that effectively illustrate the main text's key concepts.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133602177 | ISBN-13: 9781133602170)

This resource provides answers to pre-lab questions, answers to end-of-experiment questions, instructor tips, and comments on student results and grading. It also includes lists of materials needed, complete directions for preparing all reagent solutions and suggestions for disposal of materials. Available on the Instructor's PowerLecture DVD.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Spencer L. Seager

Spencer L. Seager retired from Weber State University in 2013 after serving for 52 years as a faculty member of the chemistry department. He served as department chairman from 1969 until 1993 and taught general and physical chemistry at the university. Dr. Seager was also active in projects designed to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Weber State and the University of South Dakota, where he teaches online courses in general chemistry, elementary organic chemistry, and elementary biochemistry.

Michael R. Slabaugh

Michael R. Slabaugh is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he teaches the year-long sequence of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Purdue and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. His interest in plant alkaloids led to a year of postdoctoral study in biochemistry at Texas A & M. His current professional interests are chemistry education and community involvement in science activities, particularly the State Science and Engineering Fair in Utah.