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FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, EIGHTH EDITION is known for its readability combined with a systematic, rigorous approach that characterizes this classic text. Extensive coverage of the principles and practices of quantitative chemistry ensures suitability for chemistry majors. These award-winning authors include applications throughout industry, medicine, and all the sciences. The text's new design and wealth of new photographs by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters serve to reinforce student learning through dynamic visuals. Reflecting the increased emphasis of spreadsheets as a tool in analytical chemistry, this new edition adds an additional chapter, new problems and a new supplement, EXCEL APPLICATIONS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, that integrate this important aspect of the study of analytical chemistry into its already rich pedagogy. In addition, the INTERACTIVE ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM, packaged FREE with every new text, enhances conceptual understanding through hands-on integrated multimedia interactivity.
About the Author
Douglas A. Skoog (deceased) earned a B.S. in chemistry from Oregon State University and received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. The lead author of several best-selling texts, Dr. Skoog was the 1999 recipient of the American Chemical Society award in analytical chemistry, sponsored by the Fisher Scientific Company. That same year, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1993, he received the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Donald M. West (deceased) was a Professor of Chemistry at San Jose State University. F. James Holler is a Professor of Chemistry and recipient of the Alumni Association Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition to his role as co-author of several best-selling texts, he is co-creator of the world-famous Periodic Table of Comic Books. Stanley R. Crouch is Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University. He received his undergraduate and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of the 2001 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation and the 1996 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of Analytical Chemistry. Part I: TOOLS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 2. Chemicals, Apparatus, and Unit Operations of Analytical Chemistry. 3. Using Spreadsheets in Analytical Chemistry. 4. Calculations Used in Analytical Chemistry. 5. Errors in Chemical Analyses. 6. Random Errors in Chemical Analysis. 7. Statistical Data Treatment and Evaluation. 8. Sampling, Standardization and Calibration. Part II: CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIA. 9. Aqueous Solutions and Chemical Equilibria. 10. Effect of Electrolytes on Chemical Equilibria. 11. Solving Equilibrium Problems for Complex Systems. Part III: CLASSICAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS. 12. Gravimetric Methods of Analysis. 13. Titrimetric Methods; Precipitation Titrimetry. 14. Principles of Neutralization Titrations. 15. Titration Curves for Complex Acid/Bases Systems. 16. Applications of Neutralization Titrations. 17. Complexation Reactions and Titratrions. Part IV: ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS. 18. Introduction to Electrochemistry. 19. Applications of Standard Electrode Potentials. 20. Applications of Oxidation/Reduction Titrations. 21. Potentiometry. 22. Bulk Electrolysis: Electrogravimetry and Coulometry. 23. Voltammetry. Part V: SPECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS. 24. Introduction to Spectrochemical Methods. 25. Instruments for Optical Spectroscopy. 26. Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy. 27. Molecular Fluorescence Spectroscopy. 28. Atomic Spectroscopy. Part VI: KINETICS AND SEPARATIONS. 29. Kinetic Methods of Analysis. 30. Introduction to Analytical Separations. 31. Gas Chromatography. 32. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. 33. Miscellaneous Separation Methods. Part VII: PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. 34. Analysis of Real Samples. 35. Preparing Samples for Analysis. 36. Decomposing and Dissolving the Sample. 37. Selected Methods of Analysis.