Chemistry and Life in the Laboratory: Experiments (6e)
, Point Loma Nazarene College
, Point Loma Nazarene University
, Southern Nazarene University
Chemistry and Life in the Laboratory: Experiments
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Class-tested by thousands of students, this popular lab manual provides a comprehensive collection of 34 experiments specific to the General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry course. The Sixth Edition includes discussion of important environmental and cultural topics that relate to the experiments, new and revised laboratory questions and problems, fully revised laboratory techniques and discussion sections, and much more.
Table of contents
1. Thinking Metric.
2. Molecular Motion: The Particulate Nature of Matter.
3. What Is a Chemical Reaction?
4. The Calorie: A Unit of Energy.
5. Reliability of Data: The Composition of a Compound.
6. Getting Acquainted with Metals.
7. The Halogen Family: Some Colorful Non-Metals.
8. Analysis of Commercial Bleaches: A Comparison of Two Competing Products.
9. How Fast are Chemical Reactions?
10. Chemical Reactions Can Go Forward and Backward.
11. Weights of Reactants and Products: Preparation of a Metal.
12. The pH Scale and the Use of Indicators.
13. The Control of Acidity: Buffer Solutions.
14. The Concentration of an Unknown Acid: A Cooperative Approach.
15. Acid and Alkali Content of Some Consumer Products.
16. Some Physiologically Important Ions: Identification of an Unknown Salt.
17. Electricity in Chemistry: Electrolytes and Electrochemistry.
18. Molecular Architecture: Some Comparisons between Covalent and Ionic Compounds
19. The Hydrocarbons.
20. Alcohols and Phenols
21. Aldehydes and Ketones.
22. Carboxylic Acids and Esters.
23. Amines and Amides.
24. Vitamin C in Natural and Synthetic Fruit Juices.
25. Preparation and Examination of Drug: Aspirin.
27. Natural and Synthetic Polymers: The Preparation of Nylon.
28. Triglycerides and Other Lipids.
29. Saponification: Soap and Detergents.
30. Proteins and Amino Acids.
31. Enzymes and Chemical Reactions.
32. Analysis of an Important Food: The Peanut.
33. Milk and Its Principal Components
34. Optical Activity: A Study of Chiral Molecules.
New to this edition
- NEW! Short articles entitled “Environment, Culture, and Chemistry” have been added to many experiments, directing the student’s attention to important topics in the environment and culture that relate to and enhance the experiment.
- NEW! Each experiment has been given numbers and letters correlating the experimental procedures and the questions, making it easier for the student to manage the experiment/question process.
- NEW! The Pre-Laboratory Questions now appear on a separate perforated page, which can be removed easily, handed in, or be used in a discussion at the beginning of the laboratory.
- Several new and revised Laboratory questions and problems are provided that correspond to changes within the labs and relate more closely to each specific experiment.
- A stronger emphasis on waste and safety disposal – following each experimental procedure, the student is instructed to properly dispose of the waste
- The Laboratory Techniques Section has been completely revised, making a stronger, more direct contribution to the student’s experimental work.
Features & benefits
- Experiments reflect students’ real-life experiences and use familiar materials, making them more relevant and interesting.
- Questions and problems ensure students are engaged in the experiments and encourage them to think critically.
- Each laboratory consists of Objectives, Pre-Laboratory questions, Discussion, The Experiment, an Observations and Results sheet, and Questions and Problems.
- Safety and disposal issues are addressed throughout, and remind students to practice safe chemical disposal.