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Exploring General, Organic, & Biochemistry in the Laboratory

William G. O'Neal
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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 appropriate for two-semester introductory chemistry courses. It is loaded with clearly written exercises, critical thinking questions, and full-color illustrations and photographs, providing ample visual support for experiment set up, technique, and results. 

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  • Initiate the study of basic concepts in the general, organic, and biochemistry laboratory through concise introductory material and pre-lab questions that familiarize students with the concepts presented in each exercise. 
  • 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.
  • Integrate knowledge of each laboratory topic by making sense of the data students have collected. 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.

About the Author

William G. O'Neal

William G. (Will) O’Neal is a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond, where he directs the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum. He was previously a chemistry instructor and physical sciences department head at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where his research focused on the development of new synthetic routes to macrocyclic tetrapyrroles of the chlorin and bacteriochlorin classes. Will served as an American Chemical Society Congressional Fellow from 2008 to 2009 and subsequently worked as a congressional staffer. He and his family reside in Richmond, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Laboratory Safety

Chapter 1: Basic Skills and Techniques

Chapter 2: Exploring Matter

Chapter 3: Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

Chapter 4: Chemical Changes and Energy

Chapter 5: Matter and Solutions

Chapter 6: Acids and Bases

Chapter 7: Organic Molecules

Chapter 8: Biomolecules