Exercises for the General, Organic, & Biochemistry Lab, 2e

William G. O'Neal

This full-color lab manual is intended for a one-semester general, organic, and biochemistry course or introductory chemistry course. The procedures are written with the goal of simplifying a challenging subject by applying concepts to everyday life and include a variety of photographs and figures to illustrate the main ideas and various lab setups.

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Table of Contents for Exercises for the General, Organic, & Biochemistry Lab, 2e

  • Front Matter
  • Lab 1: Think Like a Chemist
  • Lab 2: Laboratory Measurements and Units
  • Lab 3: Density and Measurement Precision
  • Lab 4: Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Lab 5: Calorimetry and Specific Heat
  • Lab 6: Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Lab 7: Nutritional Minerals in Cereal
  • Lab 8: Ionic and Covalent Bonding Patterns
  • Lab 9: Formula of a Compound
  • Lab 10: Verification of Reaction Stoichiometry
  • Lab 11: Synthesis of Aspirin
  • Lab 12: Hydrocarbon Isomerism and Bond Reactivity
  • Lab 13: Structures of Carbohydrates

Key features

  • Initiates the study of basic concepts through concise introductory material and pre-lab questions that familiarize students with the concepts presented in each exercise
  • Students investigate the mysteries of matter by following the clearly written procedures and recording data and observations on the provided data sheets
  • Safety notes, OSHA pictograms, and Technique Tip boxes help students develop skills in laboratory technique while safely working through procedures
  • Critical thinking questions assist students in making connections between what they have learned in lab and how this knowledge can be applied to their studies