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This valuable guide takes organic chemists through the basic techniques of the organic chemistry lab such as interpretation of infrared spectroscopy. The eighth edition has been revised to include updated coverage of NMR Spectroscopy and UV spectroscopy. New questions at the end of chapters reinforce the skills and techniques learned. Emphasis is placed on green chemistry in the lab, focusing on the more environmentally friendly materials that can be used. In addition, updated discussions are included on safety, distillation, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography. This gives organic chemists the most up-to-date information to enhance their lab skills.
In this resource you will find theory and procedures on the main organic lab techniques (chromatography, crystallization, extraction, distillation) as well as general concepts on how to set up and heat apparatuses (see the Table of Contents tab for a more complete listing of topics).
All procedures are accompanied by step-by-step pictures, and graphics are heavily utilized throughout the resource.
The experiments in this book are designed for students beginning the study of organic chemistry. The purposes of the book are to teach the student some of the techniques of organic chemistry and to familiarize him with the methods of preparation and chemical properties of representative members of the important classes of organic compounds.