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Laboratory Manual for Chemistry A Molecular Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-01-30
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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, 5th 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.


Updated for the new edition of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 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.


Author Biography

About our author

Nivaldo Tro has been teaching college Chemistry since 1990 and is currently teaching at Santa Barbara Community College. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum. He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did postdoctoral research on ultrafast reaction dynamics in solution. Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, the Research Corporation, and the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Ali, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro enjoys mountain biking, surfing, and being outdoors with his family.

Table of Contents

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

6. Hydrates

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

16. Sublimation

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

26. Radioactivity

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

27E. Anions

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