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The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques, 8th Edition [Paperback]

James W. Zubrick
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January 7, 2010 0470494379 978-0470494370 8th
This valuable guide takes organic chemists through the basic techniques of the organic chemistry lab such as interpretation of infrared spectroscopy. The eighth edition has been revised to include updated coverage of NMR Spectroscopy and UV spectroscopy. New questions at the end of chapters reinforce the skills and techniques learned. Emphasis is placed on green chemistry in the lab, focusing on the more environmentally friendly materials that can be used. In addition, updated discussions are included on safety, distillation, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography. This gives organic chemists the most up-to-date information to enhance their lab skills.

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"This manual is the best thing since sliced bread for learning initial techniques for organic lab. Clearly, this author has dealt with students in the organic lab for a long time..the writing style is wonderful, incredibly appropriate for college undergrads." - Deborah Lieberman, University of Cincinnati

"Organic Chemistry lab can be quite intimidating to students. Zubrick helps make organic chemistry a little less scary." - DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua, the University of Notre Dame

"The manual is a must for students who really want to understand what they are doing...The writing style is outstanding and approachable for the novice. Overall, it is an outstanding text for the general organic chemistry laboratory." - Robert Stockland, Bucknell University

"I love Zubrick's style: it's funny, engaging, and friendly...the student will probably find the book entertaining (I do), and learn about organic chemistry lab at the same time. I highly recommend it." - Peter T. Bell, Tarleton State University

"I have used Zubrick since the fourth edition was released and have noticed that each subsequent edition gets better and better." - Christopher J. Peeples, The University of Tulsa


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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons; 8th edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470494379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470494370
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Helpful book for organic chemistry lab. jacks  |  5 reviewers made a similar statement
I like this thing I really help me with my lab journals! Amazon Customer  |  2 reviewers made a similar statement
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a survival Guide October 17, 2011
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So I bought this item because I was intimidated going into the the O-chem lab and I thought this book might help me with pointers and a more thorough understanding of what I was attempting to do. It gave explanations of some of the techniques I have used so far but so does my lab manual. It didn't reveal any 'secrets' that helped me succeed more than my peers or explain techniques more thoroughly or clearly than my lab manual. Unless you have a prof that gives you no help or explanation of techniques, I would skip buying this book. Refer to your lab manual or the techniques companion to the lab manual if there is one at the the library or from your prof.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Same material, but good book May 26, 2011
By Lemus
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I recently took Organic Chemistry, and this book does a very good job at explaining all techniques. It gives detailed instructions to succeed in the lab, what to do, what not to do. It also has a touch of humor, which makes it a bit easier to read than serious books because it makes the task less boring. However, the book isn't much different from the previous editions I have seen from my classmates. Organic Chemistry techniques don't really change, so if you're pressed for money, you are better off buying a previous edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lab survival guide September 7, 2012
By thicks
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I was very pleased with my order. It was a decent price and it was exactly what I needed for class. In addition, the condition of the book was like new!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy!! June 14, 2014
By Trav
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Book was in great condition. It's like all 6 students that had purchased it before me had just left in sitting on their desks. Which speaks more about the students laziness than the book itself as the book is a fantastic read. Very informative and in layman's terms. A little elbow grease and some goo gone took all stickers off completely. Highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must have to get through O-Chem lab May 5, 2014
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This book breaks down complicated lab procedure into more digestible bites. Easy to read and comprehensive I would recommend it to every person going into organic chemistry lab.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Got it for Class. April 24, 2014
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Only bought this because I was required to for class. It was much cheaper on Amazon. Great introductory to some of the techniques, but sometimes it lacks further explanation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great March 7, 2014
By Liz Chu
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Love this book. It teaches techniques well, but remains engaging with the humourous approach. The book was also in excellent condition. Thanks!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good content, good quality March 1, 2014
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I like this thing I really help me with my lab journals!
There are many tricks and techniques that can help you to survive the lab.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully helpful guide to Orgo lab
If you are in Orgo, you absolutely have to have this manual. It's an exhaustive easy-to-understand guide that anticipates all procedural problems that might arise and gives you... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Irina Shlosman
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
The book arrived relatively quickly and was at a very good price. Near mint condition with no torn pages or markings that hindered my ability to read.
Published 9 months ago by Tanner Brolsm
5.0 out of 5 stars Good condition
I received this book in good condition. It was just as described. It was also sold for quite a cheap price. I am satisfied with my purchase.
Published 12 months ago by Rosa
5.0 out of 5 stars renting has never been so easy
Thanks for making it so simple to rent! It was affordable and easy. The book was also in great shape.
Published 13 months ago by L. Hoang
4.0 out of 5 stars Open a Book
My daughtered needed to order this book for a college class as one of her requirements. She has not had any complaints with this purchase.
Published 17 months ago by Melinda Waguespack
5.0 out of 5 stars clear and cute
This is a good introductory manual for organic chemistry. We needed it because our lab manual was incomplete- i.e. it didn't explain filtration techniques, etc. Read more
Published 20 months ago by composer_city
1.0 out of 5 stars So Bad.
I am so terribly disappointed with this book. First off, the writing style is TERRIBLE and VERY hard to read. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Hannah
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Money I Have Ever Spent
This book did not helped me at all. Please don't waste your money buying this book. The explanations for the lab techniques are ridiculous. Read more
Published 22 months ago by futuremd
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