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This book is customizable for courses with annual enrollments of 50 students or more.
This full-color, comprehensive, affordable manual is intended for a one-semester general, organic, and biochemistry course, preparatory/basic chemistry course, liberal arts chemistry course, or allied health chemistry course. The procedures are written with the goal of simplifying a complicated and often challenging subject for students by applying concepts to everyday life.
The first half of the lab manual covers general topics such as chemical and physical properties, elements of the periodic table, types of bonds, empirical formulas, and reaction stoichiometry. These labs form the foundation for future labs, which cover the basics of organic and biological chemistry. Experiments include the classification of organic compounds and the determination of biomolecules.
By the end of this course, students should have a solid understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry, which will give them confidence as they embark on various allied health careers.
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- Initiate the study of basic concepts in the general, organic, and biochemistry laboratory by reading through concise introductory material and answering pre-lab questions that familiarize students with the concepts presented in each exercise. The inclusion of color photography and high-quality art promotes engagement and comprehension of the more difficult concepts.
- Investigate the mysteries of matter by following the clearly written procedures and recording data and observations on the provided data sheets. Common techniques are reviewed as needed in Technique Tips boxes to reinforce the development of basic laboratory skills. OSHA pictograms, and Lab Safety boxes are provided to help students understand any risks associated with specific chemicals and equipment.
- Integrate knowledge of each laboratory topic by making sense of the data that has been collected. Reflective Exercises galvanize critical thinking and scientific analysis skills to take shape as students make connections between what has been learned and practiced in the hands-on lab and how this knowledge can be applied to a relevant, real-world context.
What's New in this Edition
New to this edition of Exercises for the General, Organic, & Biochemistry Laboratory, 2e
- There is a new lab on the scientific method (Lab 1).
- Measurements and density have been divided into two separate labs (Labs 2 and 3).
- A third reaction was added to the hydrocarbon lab (Lab 12).
- The lab on acid-base extraction with replaced with a lab on titration (Lab 18).
- A lab on proteins was added (Lab 21).
- An analysis component was added to the lab on DNA extraction (Lab 23).