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For courses in Chemistry Laboratory.
With a focus on real-world applications and a conversational tone, this laboratory manual contains experiments written specifically to correspond with Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Fourth Edition by Nivaldo J. Tro. Each experiment covers one or more topics discussed within a chapter of the textbook, with the dual goal of 1) helping students understand the underlying concepts covered in the lecture, and 2) presenting this material in a way that is interesting and exciting. This manual contains twenty-nine experiments with a focus on real world applications. Each experiment contains a set of pre-laboratory questions, an introduction, a step-by-step procedure (including safety information and a report section featuring post-laboratory questions). Additional features include a section on laboratory safety rules, an overview on general techniques and equipment, as well as a detailed tutorial on graphing data in Excel.
Nivaldo Tro received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University. He completed his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1990, Dr. Tro became a faculty member at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. During his time at Westmont, he has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society, Research Corporation, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Tro has received Westmont’s outstanding teacher of the year award three times. He is the successful author of the market leader text, Introductory Chemistry, 5e (Pearson., Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 3e (Pearson., Chemistry: Structure and Properties, 1e (Pearson.,and Chemistry In Focus: A Molecular View of Our World, 4e.
General Laboratory and Safety Rules
General Laboratory Equipment and Procedures
Graphing Data Using Excel®
1. Laboratory Basics: Accuracy and Precision—Who’s the Shooting Champion?
2. Components of a Mixture—What Is That Stuff in the Bottom of the Cereal Box?
3. Cathode Ray Tubes, Millikin Oil Drop, and Avogadro’s Number
4. Conservation of Mass and Reaction Types: Copper Recovery Cycle
5. Equivalent Weights and the Periodic Table
7. Gas Laws
8. Styrofoam™Cup Calorimetry: Atomic Weights
9. Chemiluminescence: Glow Stick in a Beaker
10. Atomic Spectra
11. Reactivity of Group 1 Metals: Yes, Mom, I Threw Sodium into Water in Class Today, Optional: Determining the Amount of Alkali Metals Used
12. Flame Tests: Flames and Smoke Bombs
13. VSEPR and Molecular Models
14. Simulating the Shroud of Turin: An Inquiry-Based Experiment
15A. Observe the Rainbow: Paper Chromatography
15B. Chemical Oil Dispersants
17. Closest Packed Structures
18. Colligative Properties: Freezing Point Depression
19A. Diet Coke® and Mentos®: An Inquiry-Based Experiment
19B. Kinetics: Testing for Semen—Acid Phosphatase
19C. Kinetics: Activation Energy
20. Equilibrium Constant and Le Châtelier’s Principle: CoCl2
21. Far from Equilibrium: Creating Life in a Beaker
22. Acid–Base Titration
23. Determining the Buffer Capacity of Antacids
24. Entropy: The Chelate Effect
25. Redox Reactions: Detecting Traces of Blood
27. Qualitative Analysis
27A. Group I Cations
27B. Group II Cations: “I Love the Smell of Hydrogen Sulfide—It Smells Like Victory”
27C. Piltdown Man and Scientific Ethics
27D. Group IV Cations
29. Which Compounds Are Genotoxic or Carcinogens? Cleaving Plasmid DNA and Gel Electrophoresis