Chemistry: An Industry-Based Laboratory Manual

John Kenkel

June 23, 2000 by CRC Press
Reference - 225 Pages
ISBN 9781566703468 - CAT# L1346

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  • Includes a safety manual modeled after a real workplace safety manual
  • Presents laboratory activities that simulate those experienced by real-world laboratory workers
  • Emphasizes good record-keeping and communications skills in order to clearly report the results of the work to the "client"
  • Provides Innovative "discovery" challenges-the answers to the problems cannot be known or found without doing the laboratory work
  • Summary

    Have you ever had a discussion with an industrial chemist about the job? Have you ever shadowed a chemist or chemical technician in an industrial or government laboratory for a day? If you have done these things, you were likely surprised at how foreign the language seemed or startled at how unfamiliar the surroundings were. Was there any talk of the quantum mechanical model of the atom? No. Was there any activity relating to Molecular Orbital Theory of bonding? No. Was the lab a large room with six 12-foot lab benches capable of accommodating up to two dozen chemists? No, not usually.

    Unless you took an "industry based" chemistry course, you probably came away from this experience with the thought "Why don't textbooks and lab manuals do a better job of communicating what real-world chemists do?" Chemistry: An Industry-Based Laboratory Manual does just that. It covers laboratory safety, record-keeping, control charts, certified reference materials, and much more.

    "Who uses this stuff anyway?" you may ask. Chemistry: An Industry-Based Laboratory Manual supplies the answer. It features applications of basic chemistry concepts to the real-world work of chemistry professionals. It brings real-world examples to laboratory experiences and covers voluntary industry standards for laboratory workers in the chemical process industries. It places a strong emphasis on the real work of chemistry professionals.