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Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experimentsby Robert Thompson
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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:
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.
Intended for DIY enthusiasts, this resource helps at-home scientists set up a chemistry lab, learn the basics of chemistry, and perform a variety of experiments that are fun and educational.
Chemistry is the ultimate hands-on science, but with the dwindling availability of student and hobbyist chemistry sets, it can be hard to get started. This book helps the modern DIY scientist get set up with a home chemistry lab, learn the basics of chemistry, and perform a variety of home chemistry experiments that are fun and educational. This book is intended primarily to meet the needs of DIY enthusiasts, but will prove invaluable to Advanced Placement (AP) and home-schooled high school students, as well as college students studying this field.
About the Author
Robert Bruce Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, Astronomy Hacks, and the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders. Thompson built his first computer in 1976 from discrete chips. It had 256 bytes of memory, used toggle switches and LEDs for I/O, ran at less than 1MHz, and had no operating system. Since then, he has bought, built, upgraded, and repaired hundreds of PCs for himself, employers, customers, friends, and clients. Thompson reads mysteries and nonfiction for relaxation, but only on cloudy nights. He spends most clear, moonless nights outdoors with his 10-inch Dobsonian reflector telescope, hunting down faint fuzzies, and is currently designing a larger truss-tube Dobsonian (computerized, of course) that he plans to build.
Table of Contents
Dedication Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Laboratory Safety Chapter 3: Equipping a Home Chemistry Laboratory Chapter 4: Chemicals for the Home Chemistry Lab Chapter 5: Mastering Laboratory Skills Chapter 6: Laboratory: Separating Mixtures Chapter 7: Laboratory: Solubility and Solutions Chapter 8: Laboratory: Colligative Properties of Solutions Chapter 9: Laboratory: Introduction to Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry Chapter 10: Laboratory: Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Chapter 11: Laboratory: Acid-Base Chemistry Chapter 12: Laboratory: Chemical Kinetics Chapter 13: Laboratory: Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Chapter 14: Laboratory: Gas Chemistry Chapter 15: Laboratory: Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Chapter 16: Laboratory: Electrochemistry Chapter 17: Laboratory: Photochemistry Chapter 18: Laboratory: Colloids and Suspensions Chapter 19: Laboratory: Qualitative Analysis Chapter 20: Laboratory: Quantitative Analysis Chapter 21: Laboratory: Synthesis of Useful Compounds Chapter 22: Laboratory: Forensic Chemistry
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