Laboratory Manual for Chemistry:A Molecular Approach
|With a focus on real-world applications and a conversational tone, this laboratory manual contains 28 experiments written specifically to correspond with Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Second 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 course, and 2) presenting this material in a way that is interesting and exciting.This manual contains twenty-eight 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.
|Each Experiment Contains:
• A set of pre-laboratory questions that should be completed prior to each experiment.
• An introduction, including a discussion of what the experiment entails, why the experiment is important to students as chemists, and where the concept or technique learned can be used in the real world.
• Step-by-step procedures including safety information
• A report section including post-laboratory questions that should be answered upon conclusion of the experiment.
• A section of general laboratory and safety rules.
• Photos and descriptions of common laboratory glassware and tools.
• A detailed tutorial on graphing data in Excel.
Table of Contents
|Periodic Table (Inside front cover)
General Laboratory and Safety Rules
General Laboratory Equipment and Procedures
Graphing Data Using Excel
Chapters in parentheses correspond to the parent textbook.
1) Laboratory Basics: Accuracy and Precision - Who's the Shooting Champion? (Chapter 1)
2) Components of a Mixture - What Is That Stuff in the Bottom of the Cereal Box? (Chapter 1)
3) Cathode Ray Tubes, Millikin Oil Drop, and Avogadro's Number (Chapters 2 and 3)
4) Conservation of Mass and Reaction Types: Copper Recovery Cycle (Chapters 2 and 4)
5) Equivalent Weights and the Periodic Table (Chapter 2)
6) Hydrates (Chapter 3)
7) Gas Laws (Chapter 5)
8) Styrofoam Cup Calorimetry: Atomic Weights (Chapter 6)
9) Chemiluminescence: Glow Stick in a Beaker (Chapter 6)
10) Atomic Spectra (Chapter 7)
11) Reactivity of Group 1 Metals: Yes Mom, I Threw Sodium into Water in Class Today (Chapter 8)
12) Flame Tests: Flames and Smoke Bombs (Chapters 7 and 8)
13) VSEPR and Molecular Models (Chapter 9 and 10)
14) Simulating the Shroud of Turin: An Inquiry-based Experiment (Just for fun)
15) Observe the Rainbow: Paper Chromatography (Chapter 11)
16) Sublimation (Chapter 11) 145
17) Colligative Properties: Freezing Point Depression (Chapter 12)
18A) Diet Coke and Mentos: An Inquiry-based Experiment (Chapter 13)
18B) Kinetics: Testing for Semen-Acid Phosphatase (Chapter 13)
19) Chemical Equilibrium and LeChatelier's Principle - (Chapter 14)
20) Far from Equilibrium: Creating Life in a Beaker? (Chapter 14)
21) Acid-Base Titration (Chapter 15)
22) Determining the Buffer Capacity of Antacids (Chapter 16)
23) Entropy: The Chelate Effect (Chapter 17)
24) Redox Reactions: Detecting Traces of Blood (Chapter 18)
25) Radioactivity (Chapter 19)
26) Qualitative Analysis (Chapters 14-16, 24)
26A) Group I Cations
26B) Group II Cations: “I Love the Smell of Hydrogen Sulfide - It Smells Like Victory”
26C) Piltdown Man and Scientific Ethics
26D) Group IV Cations
27) Esters (Chapter 20)
28) Which Compounds Are Genotoxic or Carcinogens? Cleaving Plasmid DNA and Gel Electrophoresis (Chapter 21)