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Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry: A Guide to Early-Undergraduate Experimental Work


About this book

It is widely recognised that students on present-day chemistry courses need to develop a portfolio of practical skills. Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry is the second in a series of publications from the Royal Society of Chemistry which are directed towards the early part of an undergraduate chemistry programme. This book features a variety of practical activities, spanning a wide range of chemistry. Activities are arranged in order of increasing skills development and demand, and each is accompanied by a guide for demonstrators. A technical guide is also included detailing all reagent and equipment requirements. Trialled in universities across the UK pre-publication, students and lecturers will welcome this book as an aid to the development of skills in degree courses.

Book content

  • Hydrogen rocket
  • Aspirin synthesis
  • Aspirin analysis
  • Atomic spectra
  • What's in a solution?
  • Organic identification
  • Properties of a zeolite
  • Nicotine and smoking
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Synthesis and analysis of an aluminium oxalato compound
  • Catalase investigation
  • Propanone iodination
  • An unknown metal
  • Synthesis of a dyestuff intermediate and an azo dye
  • Synthesis of an epoxide
  • Nickel catalyst
  • Polyhalides
  • Electrochemical cells
  • Unknown alcohol
  • Equilibrium constant
  • Stereochemistry of nickel compounds.

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This book contains 185 pages.

Publication details

Print publication date: 30 Jun 1999
Copyright year: 1999
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-950-9
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