- ISBN: 9781119577690 | 1119577691
- Cover: Loose-leaf
- Copyright: 8/16/2022
Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry 11th Edition covers two semesters of a general chemistry laboratory program. The material focuses on the lab experiences that reinforce the concepts that not all experimental conclusions are the same and depend on identifying an appropriate experimental procedure, selecting the proper apparatus, employing the proper techniques, systematically analyzing and interpreting the data, and minimizing inherent variables. As a result of "good" data, a scientific and analytical conclusion is made which may or may not "be right," but is certainly consistent with the data.
Experiments write textbooks, textbooks don't write experiments.
A student's scientific literacy grows when experiences and observations associated with the scientific method are encountered. Further experimentation provides additional "cause & effect" observations leading to an even better understanding of the experiment.
The 11th edition's experiments are informative and challenging while offering a solid foundation for technique, safety, and experimental procedure. The reporting and analysis of the data and the pre- and post-lab questions focus on the intuitiveness of the experiment.
The experiments may accompany any general chemistry textbook and are compiled at the beginning of each curricular unit.
An "Additional Notes" column is included in each experiment's Report Sheet to provide a space for recording observations and data during the experiment. Continued emphasis on handling data is supported by the "Data Analysis" section.