Illustrated Guide To Home Chemistry Experiments

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449331424
Size: 19,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics: Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course. This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.

Illustrated Guide To Home Forensic Science Experiments

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Editor: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1449334474
Size: 13,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career. The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. You’ll find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session. Analyze soil, hair, and fibers Match glass and plastic specimens Develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces Conduct drug and toxicology tests Analyze gunshot and explosives residues Detect forgeries and fakes Analyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprints Match pollen and diatom samples Extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (, the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.

Illustrated Guide To Home Biology Experiments

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449336558
Size: 10,22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Experience the magic of biology in your own home lab. This hands-on introduction includes more than 30 educational (and fun) experiments that help you explore this fascinating field on your own. Perfect for middle- and high-school students and DIY enthusiasts, this full-color guide teaches you the basics of biology lab work and shows you how to set up a safe lab at home. The Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments is also written with the needs of homeschoolers firmly in mind, as well as adults who are eager to explore the science of nature as a life-long hobby. To get the most from the experiments, we recommend using this guide in conjunction with a standard biology text, such as the freely downloadable CK-12 Biology ( Master the use of the microscope, including sectioning and staining Build and observe microcosms, soda-bottle worlds of pond life Investigate the chemistry of life from simple acids, bases, and buffers to complex carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, and DNA Extract, isolate, and observe DNA Explore photosynthesis, osmosis, nitrogen fixation, and other life processes Investigate the cell cycle (mitosis and cytokinesis) Observe populations and ecosystems, and perform air and water pollution tests Investigate genetics and inheritance Do hands-on microbiology, from simple culturing to micro-evolution of bacteria by forced selection Gain hands-on lab experience to prepare for the AP Biology exam Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (, the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.

Practical Chemistry For Csec

Author: Norman Lambert
Editor: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435983086
Size: 18,45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical Chemistry for CSEC is a unique practice book for CSEC. It provides a wealth of revision exercises, and a guide to all the detailed experimental work covered in the CSEC Chemistry syllabuses. Section A contains practical guidance for teachers and classes performing the experiments that accompany the CSEC course. Using only equipment commonly available in schools, there are instructions for over 60 demonstrations and classroom experiments, illustrations to show how equipment is set up, and suggestions for discussion, further work and written tests. Section B comprises 62 exercises of testing structural questions and essay questions to provide students with revision and practice for Paper 2, Parts A and B. Section C contains objective questions for exam practice, with hundreds of completely new questions that cover the entire range of subjects and difficulties encountered in Paper 1 of the CSEC Chemistry examination.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Size: 17,25 MB
Format: PDF
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Forensic Science Laboratory Manual And Workbook Revised Edition

Author: Thomas Kubic
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420058062
Size: 17,46 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 259

A laboratory companion to the Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques textbook, Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Revised Edition provides many basic, hands-on experiments that can be completed with inexpensive and accessible instrumentation, making this an ideal workbook for non-science majors. The experiments cover all the typical trace evidence tests including body fluid, soil, glass, fiber, ink, and hair. This revised edition provides numerous new experiments in odontology, anthropology, archeology, chemistry, and trace evidence. It also includes several new chemistry experiments at a slightly higher level to appeal to classes emphasizing chemistry. Experiments involving impression evidence, such as fingerprints, bite marks, footwear, and firearms, as well as forensic archeology, forensic anthropology, the use of digital and traditional photography, and basic microscopy are also featured. All of the experiments incorporate hands-on elements to facilitate the learning process. Students must apply the scientific method of reasoning, deduction, and problem solving in order to successfully complete the experiments covered and attain a solid understanding of fundamental forensic science.

Introduction To Organic Laboratory Techniques

Author: Donald L. Pavia
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534408338
Size: 13,97 MB
Format: PDF
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Featuring 66 experiments, detailing 29 techniques, and including several explicating essays, this lab manual covers basic lab techniques, molecular modeling, properties and reactions of organic compounds, the identification of organic substances, project-based experiments, and each step of the various techniques. The authors teach at Western Washington University and North Seattle Community College. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

A Life Scientist S Guide To Physical Chemistry

Author: Marc R. Roussel
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107006783
Size: 12,79 MB
Format: PDF
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Demonstrates how the tools of physical chemistry can be applied to biological questions, with numerous exercises and clearly-worked examples.

Electroanalytical Methods

Author: Fritz Scholz
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642029158
Size: 14,17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 561

Researchers and professionals will find a hands-on guide to successful experiments and applications of modern electroanalytical techniques here. The new edition has been completely revised and extended by a chapter on quartz-crystal microbalances. The book is written for chemists, biochemists, environmental and materials scientists, and physicists. A basic knowledge of chemistry and physics is sufficient for understanding the described methods. Electroanalytical techniques are particularly useful for qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical, biochemical, and physical systems. Experienced experts provide the necessary theoretical background of electrochemistry and thoroughly describe frequently used measuring techniques. Special attention is given to experimental details and data evaluation.

Practical Guide To Experimental Design

Author: Normand L. Frigon
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471139195
Size: 19,89 MB
Format: PDF
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Over the last decade, Design of Experiments (DOE) has become established as a prime analytical and forecasting method with a vital role to play in product and process improvement. Now Practical Guide to Experimental Design lets you put this high-level statistical technique to work in your field, whether you are in the manufacturing or services sector. This accessible book equips you with all of the basic technical and managerial skills you need to develop, execute, and evaluate designed experiments effectively. You will develop a solid grounding in the statistical underpinnings of DOE, including distributions, analysis of variance, and more. You will also gain a firm grasp of full and fractional factorial techniques, the use of DOE in fault isolation and failure analysis, and the application of individual DOE methods within an integrated system. Each procedure is clearly illustrated one step at a time with the help of simplified notation and easy-to-understand spreadsheets. The book's real-world approach is reinforced throughout by case studies, examples, and exercises taken from a broad cross section of business applications. Practical Guide to Experimental Design is a valuable competitive asset for engineers, scientists, and decision-makers in many industries, as well as an important resource for researchers and advanced students. This hands-on guide offers complete, down-to-earth coverage of Design of Experiments (DOE) basics, providing you with the technical and managerial tools you need to put this powerful technique into action to help you achieve your quality improvement objectives. Using a clear, step-by-step approach, Practical Guide to Experimental Design shows you how to develop, perform, and analyze designed experiments. The book features: * Accessible coverage of statistical concepts, including data acquisition, reporting of results, sampling and other distributions, and more * A complete range of analytical procedures - analysis of variance, full and fractional factorial DOE, and the role of DOE in fault isolation and failure analysis * In-depth case studies, examples, and exercises covering a range of different uses of DOE * Broad applications across manufacturing, service, administrative, and other business sectors No matter what your field, Practical Guide to Experimental Design provides you with the "on-the-ground" assistance necessary to transform DOE theory into practice - the ideal guide for engineers, scientists, researchers, and advanced students.