This textbook provides an ideal one-term introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside of chemistry. Combining coverage of all major analytical topics with effective problem-solving methods, it teaches students how to understand analytical results and how to use quantitative manipulations, preparing them for the problems they will encounter in fields from biology to chemistry to geology.
This textbook provides an ideal one-term introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside of chemistry.
The Analytical Process.- Chemical Measurements.- Tools of the Trade.- Math Toolkit.- Statistics.- Quality Assurance and Calibration Methods.- Good Titrations.- Gravimetric and Combustion Analysis.- Introducing Acids and Bases.- Buffers.- Acid-Base Titrations.- Polyprotic Acids and Bases.- A Deeper Look at Chemical Equilibrium.- EDTA Titrations.- Electrode Potentials.- Electrode Measurements.- Redox Titrations.- Instrumental Methods in Electrochemistry.- Let There Be Light.- Spectrophotometry: Instruments and Applications.- Atomic Spectroscopy.- Principles of Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry.- Gas and Liquid Chromatography.- Chromatographic Methods and Capillary Electrophoresis.- Experiments (on the Companion Website).- Appendix A: Solubility Products.- Appendix B: Acid Dissociation Constants.- Appendix C: Standard Reduction Potentials.- Appendix D: Oxidation Numbers and Balancing Redox Equations.- Glossary.- Solutions to Ask Yourself Questions.- Answers to Problems.- Index.
DANIEL C. HARRIS, Michelson Laboratory, China Lake, California, USA