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Learning the fundamentals of chemistry can be a difficult task to undertake for health professionals. For over 35 years, this text has helped them master the chemistry skills they need to succeed. It provides them with clear and logical explanations of chemical concepts and problem solving. Theyrs"ll learn how to apply concepts with the help of worked out examples. In addition, Chemistry in Action features and conceptual questions checks brings together the understanding of chemistry and relates chemistry to things health professionals experience on a regular basis.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

To the Student and Safety Guidelines  viii

Laboratory Rules and Safety Procedures ix


1. Laboratory Techniques  1

2. Measurements 11

3. Preparation and Properties of Oxygen  23

4. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen 33

5. Calorimetry and Specific Heat  43

6. Freezing Points—Graphing of Data 51

7. Water in Hydrates 61

8. Water, Solutions, and pH  67

9. Properties of Solutions  83

10. Composition of Potassium Chlorate 93

11. Double Displacement Reactions  99

12. Single Displacement Reactions  105

13. Ionization-Electrolytes and pH  109

14. Identification of Selected Anions  123

15. Quantitative Preparation of Potassium Chloride  131

16. Electromagnetic Energy and Spectroscopy  137

17. Lewis Structures and Molecular Models  147

18. Boyle’s Law  159

19. Charles’ Law  169

20. Liquids: Vapor Pressure and Boiling Points  179

21. Molar Volume of a Gas  187

22. Neutralization–Titration I  193

23. Neutralization–Titration II  201

24. Chemical Equilibrium–Reversible Reactions  209

25. Heat of Reaction  217

26. Distillation of Volatile Liquids  225

27. Organic Chemistry–Hydrocarbons 235

28. Alcohols, Esters, Aldehydes, and Ketones  245


1. Significant Figures  253

2. Formulas and Chemical Equations  255

3. Preparing and Reading a Graph  259

4. Using a Scientific Calculator  271

5. Dimensional Analysis and Stoichiometry  277

6. Organic Chemistry–An Introduction  283


1. Significant Figures and Exponential Notation  287

2. Measurements  289

3. Names and Formulas I  291

4. Names and Formulas II  293

5. Names and Formulas III  295

6. Equation Writing and Balancing I  297

7. Equation Writing and Balancing II  299

8. Equation Writing and Balancing III  301

9. Graphical Representation of Data  303

10. Moles  305

11. Stoichiometry I  307

12. Gas Laws 309

13. Solution Concentrations  311

14. Stoichiometry II  313

15. Chemical Equilibrium  315

16. Oxidation-Reduction Equations I  317

17. Oxidation-Reduction Equations II  319

18. Organic Chemistry I  321

19. Organic Chemistry II  323


1. Suggested List of Equipment  325

2. List of Reagents Required and Preparation of Solutions  326

3. Special Equipment or Preparations Needed  329

4. Units of Measurements  333

5. Solubility Table  334

6. Vapor Pressure of Water  335

7. Boiling Points of Liquids  335

8. Waste Disposal Requirements for Each Experiment  336

Periodic Table of the Elements  338

Atomic Masses of the Elements  339

Names, Formulas, and Charges of Common Ions  340

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