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Quantitative Chemical Analysis [Hardcover]

Daniel C. Harris
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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May 19, 2006 0716770415 978-0716770411 7th
Dan Harris's Quantitative Chemical Analysis continues to be the most widely used  textbook for analytical chemistry.  It offers consistently modern portrait of the tools and techniques of chemical analysis, incorporating real data, spreadsheets, and a wealth of applications, all presented in a witty, personable style that engages students without compromising the  principles and depth necessary for a thorough and practical understanding.

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DANIEL C. HARRIS, Michelson Laboratory, China Lake, USA.

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  • Hardcover: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 7th edition (May 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716770415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716770411
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just About Identical as the 6th edition December 11, 2006
I just took a class that required this textbook, and I used the 6th edition instead of the 7th, and there was only one difference.... in the 6th edition, 2 topics were seperated into 2 different chapters, and in the 7th the two topics were combined into one chapter... If your a student and need this book for class, save yourself some money and buy the 6th edition. The word and homework problems are identical.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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My "Quant" class used the 6th edition. After it was over, I bought the 7th edition (the university I attend rents textbooks to students). The editions weren't that different (except a rearrangement of a few chapters and addition of a new chapter). The 7th edition has 663 pages of reading and problems. The back of the book contains a long list of references and comprehensive, easy-to-use appendicies.

I use it often to refresh my memory of analytical chemistry.

This gem will continue to serve Chemistry students (myself included) well after their first analytical chemistry class is over.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
So, you're considering either buying or adopting this text for intro analytical chemistry? Good choice!

This is the easiest, most straightforward, book on the market for students. It's been that way through many editions. It was a breath of fresh air (in comparison to Skoog) when it was first published in 1982.

Your other choices are "Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry" by Skoog et al.(ISBN 0534417965) and "Analytical Chemistry" by Gary D. Christian (ISBN 0471214728). Can also use the book by Day & Underwood.

Skoog is good it's just that he can't match Harris for clarity.

Christian doesn't change much. The end-of-chapter problems are usually just re-numbered. It's OK, though.

Fortunately, whichever you choose, none can be considered deficient.

One thing I don't like about these books: Why do they include all this material on instrumental analysis? The advanced/Instrumental texts do a much better job with these topics anyway. The extra chapters make the intro books needlessly heavy.

The first course analytical books should just stick to the basics like acid/base/complexometric/redox titrations, gravimetric analysis, sample prep., extractions, etc.


Daniel Harris (along with Bertolucci) has also written a true classic in the field of molecular spectroscopy: "Symmetry and Spectroscopy: An Introduction to Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy". Get that too for your advanced phys chem courses.

Check out my other reviews for other chem books
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quantitative Analysis October 26, 2011
By Fizhy
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Its a necessary book for me. Its fairly basic but a good resource to have. If you are taking this class at any college, make sure you kept you Gen Chem book because this has pretty much been a review of Gen Chem for the first semester.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book September 5, 2011
By jaeshin
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This is a good book...I can't think of any complaints that I had with it. It gave good examples and comparisons throughout the chapters for better understanding of the material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quant text review October 5, 2008
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The text is an easy read, with a lot of statistical tables to reference for lab write ups. One of the better chemistry books I have ever had to use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On time, and what the professor ordered. June 24, 2014
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College text books, you know, "don't get me started". My son's professor required this "earlier" edition and in so doing saved us a boat load of money and provided our son with the information he needed. I'm sure there are one or two sentences that could be upgraded, but we're fine with 99.9879% in a book he may never need to return to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook with a Few Flaws January 10, 2014
By Mario
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I brought the 7th because I'm cheap and I didn't what to dish out an extra $100 bucks for the 8th edition. My professor said we'd be perfectly fine with this edition. (and from what I've heard, there isn't much difference b/w them.)

Now the book itself is well written. The author writes in simple informative sentences that do a decent job of engaging you as a reader. At the end of each chapter, you are presented with "terms to understand", a "summary" and some problems. (Note: the publishers were actually nice enough you give you the answers to both odd AND even problems). There are also helpful side notes that point out important information or extra detail about a topic on the page.

There are a FEW problems with this book that do set it back to only 4 stars. First of all, and most importantly, is the color palette. The majority of the book is printed using only black, grey, and blue. That includes all the diagrams, pictures, and whatnot. This isn't too much of an issue because most of the diagrams and graphs are simple enough too understand without the need of color. It just makes the book a little more dull in my opinion. On a side note, chapter 17 does include a 12 page insert that shows some cool, glossy and COLORFUL images.

My only other problem with this book is the paper quality. It feels slightly better than regular notebook paper. If you like to highlight as you read, I advise you to be careful. Don't press to hard or use very dark colors.

Overall, this textbook should make your life a lot easier if you put the time and effort into it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where is MY BOOK?!
I ordered the book the 1st week of school. it's been THREE weeks and I already had a midterm!! and still Don't have the book yet! r u freaking kidding me?! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alex Fu
5.0 out of 5 stars textbook
This book was a lifesaver for me in class and really helped me learn how to use excel, which I had to use all the time for class and have used since many times.
Published 9 months ago by Rosanne Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
no complaint so far after many years of using it. All the pages were there, the cover was good, the book was delivered on time and was well protected,great packaging. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sandrine Ouassenan
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Cheap and turned out great!!!
I have to admit I was more than a little worried ordering this supposedly $250 textbook (according to my bookstore) for $10. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mav34
4.0 out of 5 stars The book is okay
The book goes into detail about things, but I feel that there could be more that the author could have expanded on. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Inikit
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
I have used this book since the day I got. When mentoring new undergraduate researchers, my advisor and I both direct students to this book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Talon G. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Got what I paid for
Came with the solutions manual which is a nice addition to the book. It was obviously used with wear and tear but it was all there.
Published 16 months ago by Jake Anderson
2.0 out of 5 stars I was not new
I am very disappointed with the product because it was supposed to be new, but it wasn't. Some pages were stained and folded and the original price label had been removed leaving... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Karim Bentayeb
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This book is the standard for the introduction to quantitative chemistry. It is a useful one to keep if you plan on going into a chemistry related field.
Published 17 months ago by Deborah
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
This book was fine. It covers very basic chemistry principles, but the principles it does cover, it covers decently well.
Published 18 months ago by J. Wilde
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Is there big difference between 6th vs 7th vs 8th vs 8th revised edition
Majorly old post but the difference between 7th and 8th is one chapter is off (8th divides chapter 7 from 7th into other sections, ex 7-3 in 7th is 17-5 in 8th) and the problems are a little different, usually only by a problem or two. If you can check with other people to align your problems... Read More
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