This self-teaching lab manual presents a process for learning descriptive chemistry in the format of a scheme of analysis. Readers are challenged to call upon their manipulative and observational skills to provide the basis for identifying a substance or a mixture of substances.
Describes the strategy of qualitative analysis so that readers have a review of the principles readily available when they are engaged in the details of laboratory work. Presents the concepts involved in qualitative analysis, systematically dealing with the nature of the chemical compounds. Features well-tested analytical procedures. Provides an early introduction to the principles of “green chemistry.” Includes a list of required equipment and a list of all reagents used with directions for preparing all solutions.
A self-teaching manual useful for anyone who wants to learn more about chemistry in the laboratory.