9780131587168

Microscale Operational Organic Chemistry A Problem Solving Approach to the Laboratory - Pearson eText

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131587168

  • ISBN10:

    0131587161

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Copyright: 12/4/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This practical guide to the core operations in the organic lab gives an excellent selection of clever microscale experiments, enabling users to have an excellent resource that encourages scientific problem-solving.The unique problem-solving approach given in this guide encourages readers to master major lab operations, explaining why they are carried out the way they are. Readers will understand each scientific problem, formulate a meaningful hypothesis, and then solve the problem. Sections on qualitative organic analysis and basic operations such as glassware use, conducting chemical reactions, washing and drying operations, purification operations, measuring, and instrumental analyses round out this handy reference work.The extensive appendices, bibliography, and basic operations sections make this an excellent desktop resource for organic chemists and other lab technicians.

Author Biography

John W. Lehman received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has taught chemistry for 35 years at Lake Superior State University, a small university in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. In recognition of his teaching skills, he received the State of Michigan's Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. In 2001 he funded a chemistry scholarship to help bring outstanding students into the chemistry program at Lake Superior State University. His groundbreaking lab text, Operational Organic Chemistry, was first published in 1981, and he has written three additional books for the organic chemistry laboratory. 

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Mastering the Operations
Learning Basic Operations
The Effect of pH on a Food Preservative
Extraction and Evaporation
Separating the Components of ""Panacetin.""
Recrystallization and Melting-Point Measurement
Identifying a Constituent of ""Panacetin.""
Heating under Reflux
Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil
Simple Distillation, Gas Chromatography
Preparation of Synthetic Banana Oil
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