Analytical Chemistry for Technicians, Third Edition

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New in the third edition:

  • Contains major revisions and fresh approaches in almost all areas of analytical chemistry
  • Adds new chapters on Physical Testing Methods and Bioanalysis
  • Includes over 50 "Workplace Scenes" to show how to apply the information to real analytical laboratory scenarios
  • Incorporates the recently published Voluntary Industry Standards for chemical process industry technicians


Surpassing its bestselling predecessors, this thoroughly updated third edition is designed to be a powerful training tool for entry-level chemistry technicians. Analytical Chemistry for Technicians, Third Edition explains analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis principles and how to apply them in the real world. A unique feature of this edition is that it brings the workplace of the chemical technician into the classroom.

With over 50 workplace scene sidebars, it offers stories and photographs of technicians and chemists working with the equipment or performing the techniques discussed in the text. It includes a supplemental CD that enhances training activities. The author incorporates knowledge gained from a number of American Chemical Society and PITTCON short courses and from personal visits to several laboratories at major chemical plants, where he determined firsthand what is important in the modern analytical laboratory.

The book includes more than sixty experiments specifically relevant to the laboratory technician, along with a Questions and Problems section in each chapter. Analytical Chemistry for Technicians, Third Edition continues to offer the nuts and bolts of analytical chemistry while focusing on the practical aspects of training.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Analytical Science
Sampling and Sample Preparation
Gravimetric Analysis
Introduction to Titrimetric Analysis
Applications of Titrimetric Analysis
Introduction to Instrumental Analysis
Introduction to Spectrochemical Analysis
UV and IR Molecular Spectrometry
Atomic Spectroscopy
Other Spectroscopic Methods
Analytical Separations
Gas Chromatography
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Electroanalytical Methods
Physical Testing Methods

Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Significant Figures Rules
Stoichiometric Basis for Gravimetric Factors
Solution and Titrimetric Analysis Calculation Formulas
Answers to Questions and Problems

Editorial Reviews

". . . this book can be a valuable resource for any chemistry student and indeed, for practitioners, laboratory scientists, teachers, and professors-anyone who needs to know something about how laboratory analyses are carried out...Numerous experiments and questions at the end of the chapter illustrate concepts and manipulations taught in that chapter. The accompanying CD-ROM illustrates many of the concepts presented in the book and is designed to reinforce what has been learned. Summing up: Highly Recommended"
-J.A. Siegel, Michigan State University

"[The book has] comprehensive coverage of the analytical techniques students will most likely encounter when entering an industrial position. … [Charts] … provide a quick and useful summary of key ideas."
- Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 82, No. 1, January 2005

"It is useful and informative….It is a very good source for many standard chemical test methods not commonly presented in the analytical curriculum."
-Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7

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