Practical Skills in Chemistry eBook (3e) : 9781292139944

Practical Skills in Chemistry eBook (3e)

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Practical Skills in Chemistry 3rd edition is a highly unique textbook that combines a wealth of practical knowledge and skills with the more technical aspects of chemistry. It provides a general guidance for use in and out of practical sessions, covering a range of techniques from the basic to the more advanced. It also provides a solid grounding in wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills.

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Table of contents
List of boxes viii
Preface to the second edition xi
Guided tour xii
For the student xiv
Acknowledgements xv
List of abbreviations xvi

Study and examination skills
1. The importance of transferable skills
2. Managing your time
3. Working with others
4. Taking notes from lectures and texts
5. Learning and revising
6. Curriculum options, assessments and exams
7. Preparing your curriculum vitae

Information technology and library resources
8. Finding and citing published information
9. Evaluating information
10. Using online resources
11. Internet resources for chemistry
12. Using spreadsheets
13. Word processors, databases and other packages

Communicating information
14. Organising a poster display
15. Giving a spoken presentation
16. General aspects of scientific writing
17. Writing essays
18. Reporting practical and project work
19. Writing literature surveys and reviews

Fundamental laboratory techniques
20. Your approach to practical work
21. Health and safety
22. Working with liquids
23. Basic laboratory procedures I
24. Basic laboratory procedures II
25. Principles of solution chemistry
26. pH and buffer solutions

The investigative approach
27. Making and recording measurements
28. SI units and their use
29. Scientific method and design of experiments
30. Project work

Laboratory techniques
31. Melting points
32. Recrystallisation
33. Solvent extraction
34. Distillation
35. Reflux
36. Evaporation
37. Inert atmosphere methods
38. Combinatorial chemistry

Classical techniques
39. Qualitative techniques for inorganic analysis
40. Gravimetry
41. Procedures in volumetric analysis
42. Acid–base titrations
43. Complexometric titrations
44. Redox titrations
45. Precipitation titrations

Instrumental techniques
46. Fundamental principles of quantitative chemical analysis
47. Calibration and quantitative analysis
48. Basic spectroscopy
49. Atomic spectroscopy
50. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
51. Chromatography – basic principles
52. Gas and liquid chromatography
53. Electrophoresis
54. Electroanalytical techniques
55. Radioactive isotopes and their uses
56. Infrared spectroscopy
57. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
58. Mass spectrometry
59. Thermal analysis

Analysis and presentation of data
60. Using graphs
61. Presenting data in tables

62. Hints for solving numerical problems
63. Descriptive statistics
64. Choosing and using statistical tests
65. Drawing chemical structures
66. Chemometrics
67. Computational chemistry

Answers to study exercises
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