Student Lab Companion: Laboratory Techniques for Organic Chemistry (2nd edition)
By: John W. Lehman (author)Paperback
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This comprehensive lab companion provides a thorough introduction to all of the significant operations used in the organic lab, for both traditional-scale and microscale applications. It includes enough theory to help students understand how and why an operation works, but emphasizes the practical aspects of an operation to help them perform the operation successfully in the lab. The Second Edition makes substantive revisions of many operations to clarify existing material and add new information. Ideal for professors who write their own lab experiments or adopt custom labs but need a source for lab operations and safety information.
John W. Lehman received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has taught chemistry for 35 years at Lake Superior State University, a small university in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. In recognition of his teaching skills, he received the State of Michigan's Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. In 2001 he funded a chemistry scholarship to help bring outstanding students into the chemistry program at Lake Superior State University. His groundbreaking lab text, Operational Organic Chemistry, was first published in 1981, and he has written three additional books for the organic chemistry laboratory.
Preface To the Instructor Preface to the Second Edition Introduction To the Student A Guide to Success in the Organic Chemistry Lab Scientific Methodology Laboratory Safety Safety Standards Protecting Yourself Preventing Laboratory Accidents Reacting to Accidents: First Aid Reacting to Accidents: Fire Chemical Hazards Finding and Using Chemical Safety Information Chemistry and the Environment Disposal of Hazardous Wastes Green Chemistry Laboratory Operations A) Basic Operations 1. Cleaning and Drying Glassware 2. Using Specialized Glassware 3. Using Glass Rod and Tubing 4. Weighing 5. Measuring Volume 6. Making Transfers B) Operations for Conducting Chemical Reactions 7. Heating 8. Cooling 9. Temperature Monitoring 10. Mixing 11. Addition of Reactants12. Excluding Water from Reaction Mixtures 13. Excluding Air from Reaction Mixtures 14. Trapping Gases C) Separation Operations 15. Gravity Filtration 16. Vacuum Filtration 17. Centrifugation 18. Extraction 19. Evaporation 20. Steam Distillation 21. Column Chromatography 22. Thin-Layer Chromatography 23. Paper Chromatography D) Washing and Drying Operations 24. Washing Liquids 25. Drying Liquids 26. Washing and Drying Solids 27. Cleaning and Drying Gases E) Purification Operations 28. Recrystallization 29. Sublimation 30. Simple Distillation31. Vacuum Distillation 32. Fractional Distillation F) Measuring Physical Constants 33. Melting Point 34. Boiling Point 35. Refractive Index 36. Optical Rotation G) Instrumental Analysis 37. Gas Chromatography 38. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography 39. Infrared Spectrometry 40. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry 41. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometry 42. Mass Spectrometry Appendixes and Bibliography I Laboratory Equipment II Keeping a Laboratory Notebook III Writing a Laboratory Report IV Calculations for Organic Synthesis V Planning an Experiment VI Properties of Organic Compounds VII The Chemical Literature Bibliography Index
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