QCA is the bestselling textbook of choice for analytical chemistry. It offers a modern portrait of the techniques of chemical analysis, backed by a wealth of real world applications. This edition features new coverage of spectroscopy and statistics, new pedagogy and enhanced lecturer support.
Designed for a sophomore/junior course in analytical chemistry or quantitative analysis, this text focuses on the quantitative aspects of the discipline using a unified approach. Emphasis is placed on developing visual tools for understanding complicated solution equilibria. To these ends, extensive use is made of graphical methods, such as the easily sketched stick diagrams, which can be used to guide analytical calculations and takes the guesswork out of numerical approximations. Optional spreadsheet exercises are closely integrated with the text and can therefore serve to introduce the student to the use of computers for chemical calculations.
"Exploring Chemical Analysis" provides an ideal one-term introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside of chemistry. Combining coverage of all major analytical topics with effective problem-solving methods, it teaches students how to understand analytical results and how to use quantitative manipulations, preparing them for the problems they will encounter in fields from biology to chemistry to geology. The new edition includes new applications throughout, more emphasis on green chemistry, and more integration of Excel."
This book covers both fundamental and practical aspects of chemical analysis: Data Process and Analysis; Chemical Equilibria and Volumetric titrations; Gravimetry; Spectrophotometry; Sample Preparation and Separation Methods in Quantitative Analysis. It was written with the rich tradition of teaching at Peking University College of Chemistry, and edited by an American professor who was personally sensitive to the needs of students learning science from traditional chemistry textbooks written in English. Many examples and illustrative problems in this text have been taken from previous textbooks by the Peking University Team Teaching Program. The book can be used as a starter in analytical chemistry which is fundamental and the base upon which chemistry is built. Traditional chapters of initial learning in analytical chemistry are included, such as volumetric, gravimetric and separation methods; the book also includes key chapters on problem solving relating to recent progress in analytical chemistry.
Completely rewritten, revised, and updated, this Sixth Edition reflects the latest technologies and applications in spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. It illustrates practices and methods specific to each major chemical analytical technique while showcasing innovations and trends currently impacting the field. Many of the chapters have been individually reviewed by teaching professors and include descriptions of the fundamental principles underlying each technique, demonstrations of the instrumentation, and new problem sets and suggested experiments appropriate to the topic. About the authors... JAMES W. ROBINSON is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. A Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society, he is the author of over 200 professional papers and book chapters and several books including Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectroscopy. He was Executive Editor of Spectroscopy Letters and the Journal of Environmental Science and Health (both titles, Marcel Dekker, Inc.) and the Handbook of Spectroscopy and the Practical Handbook of Spectroscopy (both titles, CRC Press). He received the B.Sc. (1949), Ph.D. (1952), and D.Sc. (1978) degrees from the University of Birmingham, England. EILEEN M. SKELLY FRAME recently was Clinical Assistant Professor and Visiting Research Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Dr. Skelly Frame has extensive practical experience in the use of instrumental analysis to characterize a wide variety of substances, from biological samples and cosmetics to high temperature superconductors, polymers, metals, and alloys. Her industrial career includes supervisory roles at GE Corporate Research and Development, Stauffer Chemical Corporate R&D, and the Research Triangle Institute. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Dr. Skelly Frame received the B.S. degree in chemistry from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. GEORGE M. FRAME II is Scientific Director, Chemical Biomonitoring Section of the Wadsworth Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, Albany. He has a wide range of experience in the field and has worked at the GE Corporate R&D Center, Pfizer Central Research, the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center, the Maine Medical Center, and the USAF Biomedical Sciences Corps. He is an American Chemical Society member. Dr. Frame received the B.A. degree in chemistry from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
This book has been carefully restructured to present the basic theory alongside coverage of more practical subjects. This edition incorporates a much wider range of organic analyses, especially those which have a relationship to environmental topics, such as heavy metals, dissolved oxygen and chemical oxygen demand.
International Series in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 46: Chemical Analysis of Additives in Plastics, Second Edition brings together numerous investigations on the characterization, identification, and determination of various types of additives in plastics. This book is divided into five chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 describe first the methods for examining additives present in polymers based on either direct spectroscopy of a cast polymer film or on solvent extraction of total additives from the polymer followed by quantitative chemical or physical analysis for various components in the extract. Chapter 3 discusses the application of thin-layer and column chromatography to the separation and determination of known additives. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the application of combined chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for the separation and determination of unknown plastics additives. This book will prove useful to plastics manufacturers, researchers, institutions, and universities.
Chemical Analysis of Food: Techniques and Applications reviews new technology and challenges in food analysis from multiple perspectives: a review of novel technologies being used in food analysis, an in-depth analysis of several specific approaches, and an examination of the most innovative applications and future trends. This book won a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Chemistry and Physics from the Association of American Publishers. The book is structured in two parts: the first describes the role of the latest developments in analytical and bio-analytical techniques and the second reviews the most innovative applications and issues in food analysis. Each chapter is written by experts on the subject and is extensively referenced in order to serve as an effective resource for more detailed information. The techniques discussed range from the non-invasive and non-destructive, such as infrared spectroscopy and ultrasound, to emerging areas such as nanotechnology, biosensors and electronic noses and tongues. Important tools for problem-solving in chemical and biological analysis are discussed in detail. Winner of a PROSE Award 2012, Book: Honorable Mention in Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry and Physics from the American Association of Publishers Provides researchers with a single source for up-to-date information in food analysis Single go-to reference for emerging techniques and technologies Over 20 renowned international contributors Broad coverage of many important techniques makes this reference useful for a range of food scientists