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Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 9th Edition

Douglas A. Skoog, Donald M. West, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch

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  • Previous Editions 2004, 1996, 1992
  • 1072 Pages
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Known for its readability and systematic, rigorous approach, this fully updated Ninth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY offers extensive coverage of the principles and practices of analytic chemistry and consistently shows students its applied nature. The book's award-winning authors begin each chapter with a story and photo of how analytic chemistry is applied in industry, medicine, and all the sciences. To further reinforce student learning, a wealth of dynamic photographs by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters appear as chapter-openers and throughout the text. Incorporating Excel spreadsheets as a problem-solving tool, the Ninth Edition is enhanced by a chapter on Using Spreadsheets in Analytical Chemistry, updated spreadsheet summaries and problems, an "Excel Shortcut Keystrokes for the PC" insert card, and a supplement by the text authors, EXCEL® APPLICATIONS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, which integrates this important aspect of the study of analytical chemistry into the book's already rich pedagogy. New to this edition is OWL, an online homework and assessment tool that includes the Cengage YouBook, a fully customizable and interactive eBook, which enhances conceptual understanding through hands-on integrated multimedia interactivity. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections

Douglas A. Skoog, Stanford University

Douglas A. Skoog was a professor of chemistry at Stanford University and the lead author of several best-selling texts during his career. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. Dr. Skoog was the 1999 recipient of the American Chemical Society award in analytical chemistry, sponsored by the Fisher Scientific Company. That same year, he was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1993, he received the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Donald M. West, San Jose State University

Donald M. West (deceased) was a Professor of Chemistry at San Jose State University.

F. James Holler, University of Kentucky

F. James Holler is professor emeritus of chemistry and recipient of the Alumni Association Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition to his role as co-author of several bestselling texts, he is co-creator of the world-famous Periodic Table of Comic Books.

Stanley R. Crouch, Michigan State University

Stanley R. Crouch is professor emeritus at Michigan State University. He received his undergraduate and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of the 2001 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation and the 1996 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • OWL (Online Web Learning) is available for the first time with this Ninth Edition. OWL includes parameterized Mastery homework assignments correlated to sections in the text and parameterized end-of-chapter questions. OWL encourages students to practice multiple questions of the same type with different chemicals, wording, and numbers to ensure their mastery of the underlying chemical concepts. OWL also includes the interactive customizable Cengage YouBook and an optional Solutions Manual eBook.
  • All chapters have been rewritten for Excel 2010 (or 2007).
  • A new Chapter 29 on Mass Spectrometry incorporates atomic mass spectrometry (formerly in Chapter 28) with new material on molecular mass spectrometry.
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  • New end-of-chapter problems have been added.
  • All examples are now titled for easy reference.
  • New Feature Boxes appear throughout, such as Feature 14-4 on the Master Equation. Approach.
  • Chapter 17 has a new section on Precipitation Titrations.
  • In Chapter 25, the discussion on thermal IR detectors now puts more emphasis on the DTGS pyroelectric detector.
  • Part VII on Practical Aspects of Chemical Analysis is now online to make it easier for students to access the material on preparing and analyzing real samples.
  • Spreadsheet exercises and problems are integrated into the examples and end-of-chapter material in appropriate chapters to enhance student learning.
  • The accompanying spreadsheet supplement, EXCEL® APPLICATIONS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2e, helps students learn spreadsheets in the context of analytical applications.
  • Thought-provoking and research-oriented "Challenge" problems at the end of each chapter based on data from the literature, current topics of interest, and information accessible on the Internet engage students with today's hot topics.
  • The art program features Microsoft® Excel® screenshots, techniques, procedures, and applications with descriptive captions that visually reinforce student understanding.
  • Exclusive photographs taken by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters make it easier for students to understand key principles and processes. Each chapter begins with an application-type photograph and an accompanying relevant and interesting story.
  • Feature boxes throughout the text cover a wide range of topics, including descriptions of Breath Alcohol Analyzers, Lap-on-a-Chip Technology, Modified Electrodes, Enzymatic Determination of Urea, GC/MS, C/MS, LC/MS/MS, and Capillary Electrophoresis in DNA Sequencing.
  • Molecular models, used liberally in most chapters, stimulate interest in the beauty of molecular structures and reinforce structural concepts and descriptive chemistry presented in general chemistry and upper-level courses.
  • A wide spectrum of applications, including developments in biology, medicine, and environmental science, illustrates the exciting nature of the field and enhances the relevancy of the material.
1. The Nature of Analytical Chemistry
2. Chemicals, Apparatus, and Unit Operations of Analytical Chemistry
3. Using Spreadsheets in Analytical Chemistry
4. Calculations Used in Analytical Chemistry
5. Errors in Chemical Analyses
6. Random Errors in Chemical Analysis
7. Statistical Data Treatment and Evaluation
8. Sampling, Standardization, and Calibration
9. Aqueous Solutions and Chemical Equilibria
10. Effect of Electrolytes on Chemical Equilibria
11. Solving Equilibrium Problems for Complex Systems
12. Gravimetric Methods of Analysis
13. Titrimetric Methods; Precipitation Titrimetry
14. Principles of Neutralization Titrations
15. Titration Curves for Complex Acid/Bases Systems
16. Applications of Neutralization Titrations
17. Complexation Reactions and Titrations
18. Introduction to Electrochemistry
19. Applications of Standard Electrode Potentials
20. Applications of Oxidation/Reduction Titrations
21. Potentiometry
22. Bulk Electrolysis: Electrogravimetry and Coulometry
23. Voltammetry
24. Introduction to Spectrochemical Methods
25. Instruments for Optical Spectroscopy
26. Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy
27. Molecular Fluorescence Spectroscopy
28. Atomic Spectroscopy
29. Mass Spectrometry
30. Kinetic Methods of Analysis
31. Introduction to Analytical Separations
32. Gas Chromatography
33. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
34. Miscellaneous Separation Methods
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35. Analysis of Real Samples
36. Preparing Samples for Analysis
37. Decomposing and Dissolving the Sample
38. Selected Methods of Analysis
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"The chapters dealing with titrimetry are fairly straightforward and, in the opinion of this reviewer, one of the strengths of the text. Specifically, the majority of the problems are well-explained to the student and the problems in the back of the text are helpful, especially with the increasing difficulty of the problems as one proceeds through their completion."

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