Laboratory Manual Chemistry in Context

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2014-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This laboratory manual accompanies the eighth edition of Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society. This manual provides laboratory experiments that are relevant to science and technology issues, with hands-on experimentation and data collection. It contains 34 experiments to aid the understanding of the scientific method and the role that science plays in addressing societal issues. Experiments use microscale equipment (wellplates and Beral-type pipets) and common materials. Project-type and cooperative/collaborative laboratory experiments are included. With the movement towards sustainability and “green chemistry”, the investigations in this lab were developed to use minimally toxic reagents, and to use them in small quantities, where possible.

Table of Contents

Preface to Instructors

To the Student

Green Chemistry

The Science Writing Heuristic

Safety in the Laboratory

Laboratory Methods

Investigation 1 – The Chemistry of Air

Investigation 2 – Extracting Limonene With Liquid CO2

Investigation 3 – Chromatographic Study of Dyes and Inks

Investigation 4 – Graphing the Mass of Air and the Temperature of Water

Investigation 5 – What Protects Us from Ultraviolet Light?

Investigation 6 – Color and Light

Investigation 7 – Testing Refrigerant Gases

Investigation 8 – Molecular Models, Bonds and Shapes

Investigation 9 – Measuring Molecular and Molar Mass

Investigation 10 – Verifying Molar Ratios in Chemical Reactions

Investigation 11 – Hot Stuff: An Energy Conservation Problem

Investigation 12 – Comparing the Energy Content of Fuels

Investigation 13 – Preparation and Properties of Biodiesel

Investigation 14 – Detecting Ions in Solution

Investigation 15 – Analysis of Vinegar

Investigation 16 – Measuring Water Hardness

Investigation 17 – Measuring Chloride in Water Samples

Investigation 18 – Analyzing Bottled Water

Investigation 19 – Reactions of Acids with Common Substances

Investigation 20 – Characterizing Acidic and Basic Materials

Investigation 21 – Acid Rain

Investigation 22 – Investigating Solubility

Investigation 23 – Measuring Radon in Air

Investigation 24 – Exploring Electrochemistry

Investigation 25 – Polymer Synthesis and Properties

Investigation 26 – Identifying Common Plastics

Investigation 27 – Identifying Analgesic Drugs by TLC

Investigation 28 – Synthesizing Aspirin

Investigation 29 – Drugs in the Environment

Investigation 30 – Measuring Fat in Potato Chips and Hot Dogs

Investigation 31 – Measuring the Sugar Content of Beverages

Investigation 32 – Measuring Salt in Food

Investigation 33 – Measuring Vitamin C in Juice and Tablets

Investigation 34 – Isolating DNA from Plant and Animal Cells


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