This clearly written, class tested manual has long given students hands on experience covering all the essential topics in general chemistry. Stand alone experiments provide all the background introduction necessary to work with any general chemistry text. This revised edition offers new experiments and expanded information on applications to real world situations.
Table of Contents
Preface First Day Instructions Scientific Measurements Mass and Volume Relationships Separations of Food Dyes by Paper Chromatography Separation of Lycopene and Beta Carotene by Thin Layer Chromatography Observing the Reactions of Household Chemicals Deductive Chemical Reasoning A Cycle of Copper Reactions Synthesis of a Chemical Compound: Making Alum from an Aluminum The Chemistry of Oxygen: Basic and Acidic Oxides and the Periodic Table Determination of a Chemical Formula The Reaction of Iodine with Zinc Determination of a Chemical Formula by Titration The Reaction of Calcium with Water A. Study Assignment The Language of Chemistry: Chemical Nomenclature The Estimation of Avogadro's Number The Molar Volume of Dioxygen and Other Gases The Molar Mass of a Gas The Reactivity of Metals with Hydrochloric Acid The Heat Capacity of Metals Enthalpy Changes in Chemical Reactions Hess's Law The Enthalpy of Combustion of a Vegetable Oil Emission Spectra and the Electronic Structure of Atoms The Hydrogen Atom Spectrum Ionic and Covalent Bonding Conductivity of Solutions of Ionic and Covalent Compounds B. Study Assignment Writing Lewis Structures VSEPR Theory of Molecular Shapes Intermolecular Forces Slime Gel: Making and Killing Slime Liquids and Solids The Vapor Pressure and Enthalpy of Vaporization of Water The Enthalpy of Fusion of Water Colligative Properties The Molar Mass of a Soluble Substance by Freezing Point Depression Some Examples of Chemical Equilibria LeChetelier's Principle Determination of an Equilibrium Constant by Spectrophotometry The Iron (III) Thiocyanate Complex Ion Factors Affecting the Rates of Chemical Reactions The Rate of a Chemical Reaction Chemical Kinetics The pH Scale and Acid Base Titrations Standardization of NaOH Solution The Titration of Vinegar and Stomach Antacids Determination of the Molar Mass and Ionization Constant of a Weak Acid The Chemistry of Natural Waters Water Hardness by EDTA Titration Water Softening by Ion Exchange The Solubility Product Constant of Calcium Iodate, Ca(IO3)2 The Qualitative Analysis of Some Alkaline Earth and Alkali Metal Ions Analysis of Cations in Seawater The Qualitative Analysis of Some Common Anions Analysis of Anions in Seawater Qualitative Analysis of Unlabeled Solutions The N Solution Problem Oxidation Reduction Electron Transfer Reactions Redox Titrations The Oxidizing Capacity of a Household Cleanser or Liquid Bleach Electrochemical Cells Electrochemical Puzzles Metal Corrosion and Anodic Protection The Golden Penny Experiment The Chemistry of Some Nonmetals Equilibria of Coordination Compounds Atmo
JAMES M. POSTMA, California State University, USA. JULIAN L. ROBERTS, Jr., University of Redlands, USA. J. LELAND HOLLENBERG, University of Redlands, USA.