Just as the laboratory is designed to support and enhance student understanding of material learned/ learning/to be learned in lecture, Introductory General Chemistry Laboratory Experiments is designed to support and enhance the textbook. As such, the introductory material for each experiment has not been written as a substitute for or complete description of the topics covered. What we have attempted to do herein is to provide a brief description of the underlying theory of each experiment and included the main topics in bold to highlight the terms about which students should seek a full understanding in the lecture textbook.
Introductory General Chemistry Laboratory Experiments features:
- enhanced procedures with questions
- questions asking students to think about what has just happened or what they expect will happen next.
- revised data sheets, while students are still coached through all data manipulation with equations provided,
- included units to encourage attention to why the equations work.
- updated questions and problems to be made suitable for either pre-lab or post-lab use, as the instructor sees fit.
Experiment 1 Physical Properties of Matter: Density
Experiment 2 Physical Properties of Matter: Melting and Boiling Points
Experiment 3 Chromatography
Experiment 4 Formula of a Hydrated Salt
Experiment 5 Formula Mass of a Compound
Experiment 6 Electrical Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions: Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes
Experiment 7 Chemical Properties of Compounds: Chemical Reactions
Experiment 8 Qualitative Analysis and Solubility
Experiment 9 Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
Experiment 10 Gas Laws
Experiment 11 Determination of Solution Concentration via Visible Spectrophotometry
Experiment 12 Determination of Solution pH
Experiment 13 Determination of Solution Concentration via Titration
Experiment 14 Titration of Buffers
Experiment 15 Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier’s Principle
Experiment 16 Nuclear Chemistry—Radioactivity
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