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Chemistry Techniques and Explorations: An Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Manual - First Edition

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Daniel R. Albert, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

Language: English

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Reviewed by Niroshi Meegoda, Lab Manager/Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University on 4/10/24

This manual offers a thorough exploration of introductory chemistry lab techniques, covering a wide range of topics. Its effective index aids navigation, while clear explanations ensure understanding. Particularly impressive is the safety section,... read more

Table of Contents

  • Safety and Record Keeping
  • Separating Substances, Measuring Mass, and Analyzing Data - Technique Laboratory
  • Measuring Volumes - Technique Laboratory
  • Reaction Types and Qualitative Analysis - Technique Laboratory
  • What is Contaminating the Water Supply? - Exploration Laboratory 
  • Titrations Technique Laboratory
  • What is the Acidity of Vinegar? - Exploration Laboratory
  • Absorption Spectroscopy Technique Laboratory 
  • What is the Dye Composition of a Drink? - Exploration Laboratory 

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About the Book

Chemistry Techniques and Explorations (2023) by Dr. Daniel R. Albert is an eTextbook laboratory manual for first semester introductory chemistry courses. The manual includes two different types of experiments (Technique and Exploration) designed to engage students in chemistry laboratory practices. Technique laboratories are designed for students to learn and practice chemistry laboratory skills that are utilized in a wide variety of disciplines. Exploration laboratories provide freedom and time for students to use previously acquired skills toward answering a new application focused question. Exploration laboratories help build the scientific thinking skills necessary to approach novel problems. The goal of this lab manual is to build both fundamental techniques and problem-solving skills that aid students in becoming practicing scientists. 

About the Contributors


Dr. Daniel R. Albert is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Albert is an experimental physical chemist who is engaged in research on understanding the impact of gas-liquid interactions on environmental processes. He is also engaged in chemical education research and develops inexpensive instrumentation for targeted applications and educational purposes.

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