From the Back Cover
How to ace Organic Chem Lab … without blowing anything up.
“The tongue-in-cheek conversational tone of the manual makes it very favorably received by the students…Students do not have to wade through a lot of text to get the important information.” — DR. LYNNE CANNON, The University of Iowa
“The major strengths of Zubrick’s lab manual are his writing style and his sense of humor.” — DR. HENRY GINGRICH, Princeton University
If you want to get through Organic Lab in one piece—and with a good grade—you need this guide. Famous among organic chem. students for its humor and clarity, The Organic Lab Survival Manual gets you up to speed on the instruments you’ll be using in Organic Chemistry lab and on the techniques you’ll have to master to perform your experiments. Diagrams show you how to make measurements, set up labs, and perform meaningful experiments, while following the rules that will keep you, your classmates, and the environment safe.
Ideal as a quick lab reference as well as a beginner’s guide, this new edition helps you:
Understand and practice good lab safety
Become familiar with basic instruments and techniques, including jointware, pipet tips. syringes, needles, and septa, cleaning and drying, recrystallization, extraction and washing, distillation, sublimation, chromatography, infrared spectroscopy
Master the latest techniques, such as interpreting spectra with IR Spectroscopy
Prepare thoroughly, with pre-lab quizzes and other study aids
About the Author
James W. Zubrick
is Professor of Chemistry at Hudson Valley Community College.