Experiments in General Chemistry: Inquiry and Skill Building by Vickie M. Williamson, Larry Peck
  

Experiments in General Chemistry: Inquiry and Skill Building

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Experiments in General Chemistry: Inquiry and Skill Building by Vickie M. Williamson, Larry Peck

EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY: INQUIRY AND SKILL BUILDING, 2nd edition approaches the general chemistry lab experience with a combination of experiment styles: Skill Building, Guided Inquiry, and Open Inquiry, in order to maximize information and skills in the minimal amount of lab time. There are 28 experiments with Pre-Lab questions to help you prepare for the lab ahead of time, Post-Lab questions to reinforce the core concepts of the lab, and a useful appendix of Common Procedures and Concepts that provides quick access to basic laboratory information for when you need it. The entire manual is printed on perforated pages so that worksheets can be cleanly and easily removed.

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EXPERIMENT 1 - Are Labels Accurate or Precise? (An Open Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 2 - Density Measurements (A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 3 - Cost of a Chemical Product(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 4 - Soap Making (A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 5 - Reactions of Calcium(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 6 - Aluminum and Copper (II) Chloride(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 7 (was 6) - Recycling Aluminum Cans (A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 8 - Patterns(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 9 (was 7) - Solutions and Crystals of Alum (A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 10 (was 8) - Analysis of a Carbonated Beverage(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 11 (was 9) - Mass Relationships in Reactions(An Open Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 12 (was 10) - Shapes of Molecules and Ions(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 13 (was 11) - The Fuel in a Bic(R) Lighter(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 14 (was 12) - Alka-Seltzer(R): An Application of Gas Laws(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 15 (was 13) - Freezing Points of Solutions(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 16 (was 14) - Spectrochemical Analysis(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 17 (was 15) - Heat of Crystallization(A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 18 (was 16) - Enthalpy of Reaction (A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 19 (was 17) - The Kinetics of the Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 20 (was 18) - Kinetics of Decoloration of Crystal Violet(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 21 (was 19) - Factors Affecting Reactions(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 22 (was 20) - Formation of a Complex(A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 23 (was 21) - Acids and pH(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 24 (was 22) - Reactions of Acids And Bases(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 25 (was 23) - Acids and Bases(An Open Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 26 (was 24) - Electrochemistry(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 27 (was 25) - Small-Scale Redox Titration(A Skill Building Experiment). EXPERIMENT 28 (was 26) - The Copper Cycle(A Open Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 29 (was 27) - Organic Molecules(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). EXPERIMENT 30 (was 28) - Reactions of Organic Compounds(A Guided Inquiry Experiment). Common Procedures and Concepts.

About the Author

Vickie M. Williamson is an Instructional Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. from Central Oklahoma University and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels, as well as published several peer-reviewed chemical education research papers dealing with classroom techniques to increase students' understanding of chemistry. She was named as the 2015 recipient of the ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry for her body of research on the visualization of the particulate nature of matter. She has authored a laboratory inquiry-based manual for general chemistry, a similar laboratory manual for liberal arts chemistry, interactive CDs for high-school chemistry, textbooks and supplements for middle school to college level chemistry, and standardized chemistry examinations. She has been dedicated to teaching an atoms-first general chemistry since 2012. M. Larry Peck, Professor Emeritus at Texas A & M University, received his Ph.D. from Montana State University in 1971. He won the Chemical Manufacturers Association Catalyst Award in 2000, Texas A & M's Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Chemistry Teaching in 2002, and the Division of Chemical Education's Outstanding Service to the Division Award in 2007. Until his retirement in 2006, Dr. Peck taught science at all levels and directed programs designed to improve the teaching of physical science programs now known in Texas as integrated physics and chemistry. The resource materials developed in these workshops are being used as models for other state-funded teacher training programs.

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Paperback
412 pages

Author

Vickie M. Williamson, Larry Peck
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Publisher

Brooks/Cole an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc

Publication date

31st May 2013

ISBN

9781285433172


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