Summary: This edition features the successful format that has characterized the previous editions. It includes essays that add relevance and interest to the experiments, and emphasis on the development of the important laboratory techniques, the use of spectroscopy and instrumental methods of analysis, a section featuring conventional-scale experiments and methods, and a wide selection of well-tested and well-written experiments.
Essays on experiments throughout th ...show moree text spark student interest. All experiments are pre-tested and extremely well-written. Instructors can be confident that outcomes will occur as predicted and design lectures accordingly. The recommended glassware is the 14/10 ground-glass style-easily obtained and affordably-priced.
Complete conventional scale and microscale technique chapters are featured, which serve as stand-alone reference material for students.
Many experiments feature 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR spectroscopy and infared techniques, thereby familiarizing students with modern analytical methods quite similar to actual professional laboratory procedures.
Safety and waste disposal methods have put greater emphasis on increasing students' safety. New to this Edition:
Many new experiments have been added, including experiments covering important features of molecular modeling and computational chemistry, increased emphasis on ''open-ended'' or inquiry-based experiments, and introduction to the use of computer-interfaced methods, and several experiments which include the use of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Complete chapters on laboratory techniques which feature an examination of both microscale and standard-scale methods.
Enhanced emphasis on safety, including an introductory chapter on laboratory safety, specific hazardous waste disposal instructions. ...show less