Experimental Chemistry: a Laboratory Manual
This book was first published by Edward Arnold in 1967 and revised for a second edition in 1972. It was written to provide guidance and instructions for a very wide range of practical activities that might be carried out by students as part of a post-16 Chemistry course in schools or colleges. In line with developments in the teaching of chemistry at that time, the approach emphasised learning through experiment, and for this reason detailed theoretical explanations were excluded. Students were expected to think for themselves and to refer to text books and journals for further information as required.
• The opening section of the book, on laboratory technique, was based on the practical experience of the authors, and designed to help the inexperienced student to avoid many pitfalls.
• The section on inorganic chemistry was founded on the periodic classification, and includes both test tube reactions and preparations on a larger scale.
• Organic preparations are not, in general, based on the lowest members of the homologous series since these often give very volatile liquids which are hard to obtain in good yield and are apt to discourage the beginner.
• The authors included experiments to illustrate a wider field of physical chemistry than had generally been attempted in schools at the time.
• At a time when systematic qualitative analysis was being given less emphasis, the authors retained a certain amount of analytical work including alternative approaches to the analysis of cations.
II Laboratory Technique
III Inorganic Chemistry
IV Organic Chemistry
V Physical Chemistry
VI Titrimetric Analysis
VII Gravimetric Analysis
VIII Qualitative Inorganic Analysis
IX Qualitative Organic Analysis
X Observational Problems
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