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Introductory Chemistry Laboratory for Distance Learners

 
After successfully completing the lab exercises in Introductory Chemistry Lab Manual for Distance Learning, students will be able to:

  1. Use the properties of matter and energy to identify chemistry at work in everyday situations.
  2. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to explain natural phenomena by applying qualitative and quantitative observations.
  3. Be an informed consumer and global citizen by evaluating and discussing common chemical principles as they apply in the home and workplace.
  4. Critically evaluate ideas and stories relating to chemistry for validity and reliability as they appear in popular media and culture.

This manual is part of an intensive laboratory course that explores the basic concepts and principles of introductory chemistry. Each lesson includes specific learning objectives that students should use to prepare for the lab. The lab manual includes experiments and procedures that illuminate the central principles of chemistry as the study of the structure and properties of substances and how they interact. Each lab lesson includes questions designed to help you analyze, review, and apply your knowledge of the material covered in the lab course. Reading this lab manual, watching the video clips on the accompanying CD, and completing the lab exercises will provide you with information that you would receive in the classroom if you were taking this lab course on campus.

Introductory Chemistry Lab Manual for Distance Learning, written by Nancy Gardner, Byron Howell, Kenneth R. Ostrowski, and Jon Stephensonwith the support of a National Academic Advisory Team. This laboratory is well-suited for a non-majors or high school AP class. Additional information is provided under the “How to Adopt Course & Print Materials” tab below. To request access to an electronic review copy of the laboratory manual or to request a content list for the lab kit, please contact Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

This laboratory does not have an online component.

Lesson Titles and Descriptions

1. Chemistry and the Amazing Table

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2. Bonding: Atomic Glue

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3. Ionic Compounds: Opposites Do Attract

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4. Molecules: When Atoms Share Elecrons

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5. Organic Molecules

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6. Chemical Reactions: Atoms Find New Partners

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7. Energy Makes Things Happen

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8. Gasses, Liquids, Solids: Going Through Phases

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9. Solutions: Mixing It Up!

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10. Rates and Equilibrium: Controlling Reactions

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11. Acid/Base Chemistry: Proton Power

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12. Electrochemistry: The Chemistry of Batteries

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13. Nuclear Chemisty: Nature’s Power Pack

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14. Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life

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National Academic Advisory Team

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On-Camera Experts

Rod Balhorn, Ph.D., Biochemist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Rochelle Becker, Executive Director, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
Kurt Berchtold, Assistant Executive Officer, California Regional Water Quality Control Board
Erin Brockovich, President, Brockovich Research & Consulting
Paul Buonora, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, California State University Long Beach
Norma Chavez-Nielsen, Owner, Churrolandia Bakery & The Funnel Cake Factory
Kim Christensen, B.S., Orange County Sanitation District
David R. Cocker, Ph.D., Chemical & Environmental Engineer, University of California, Riverside
John Contario, Ph.D., Analytical Chemist
Bill Cooper, President, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas
Rory Cox, California Program Director, Pacific Environment
Lea Crosetti, R.D., Registered Dietician, Kaiser Permanente
Veena Damle, M.D., Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
Shivaji Deshmukh, M.S., Orange County Water District
Imran Farooq, Green Valley Initiative

Mark Filowitz, Ph.D., Associate Dean, California State University, Fullerton
Philip M. Fine, Ph.D.,SCAQMD Atmospheric Measurements Manager, South Coast Air Quality Mgt. Dist.
Nancy Gardner, M.S., California State University, Long Beach
Stanfield L. Gertler, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
Jacqueline Gervay-Hague, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Barry Gilman, B.S.M.E., Southern California Edison
Eric M. Goldin, Ph.D., Radiation Safety Specialist
Carol Grimes, Ph.D., Golden West College
Peter Gyulai, Ph.D., Chemical Engineer
Ingrid Hellebrand, Orange County Sanitation District
Susan Jordan, Director, California Coastal Protection Network
Stephen Joseph, CEO, Ban Trans Fats
Felice Lightstone, Ph.D., Senior Computational, Biochemist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Marco Lopez, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach
Brian McClain, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach

Laurie Melby, Coastline Community College
Stephen Mezyk, Ph.D., Physical/Environmental Chemist, California State University, Long Beach
Craig Miller, Assistant General Manager, Orange County Water District
Bruce Mincher, Ph.D., Radiochemist/Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory
Joe Norbeck, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Research, CE-CERT, University of California, Riverside
Ken Ostrowski, M.S.Ed., Professor of Chemistry, Coastline Community College
Rodolfo L. Perez, Southern California Edison
Einhard Schmidt, Ph.D., Santa Monica College
Barry Sears, Ph.D., Author, “The Zone”, President, Inflammation Research Foundation
A..J. Shaka, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Vince Signorotti, Terra-Gen Power LLC
Terry Thornsley, Artist-Sculptor, Thornsley Art Studio
Yushan Yan, Ph.D., Chemical Engineer, University of California, Riverside

The Chemical Insight sections and the interesting tidbits of information in the margins are fantastic because they explain things in the real world that students would be familiar with, and possibly have wondered why they were so."
Nicole Stevens, Brigham Young University

Customization

Instructors can customize the course by making learning assets open or closed to student view, add learning assets such as new assignments, discussion forums, web research activities, and extra credit work. Instructors also have the option to request a “copy” of their prior course each term. Finally, there is the option of turning on automatic student tracking that simplifies the evaluation process.

Fees

There is no fee paid by an institution or instructor when this distance learning laboratory is adopted. Each student is required to purchase a lab kit, which includes the lab manual, a CD containing short video segments, and lab materials. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy teaching with our content and that your students have an engaging and positive learning experience.

Introductory Chemistry Laboratory for Distance Learning
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, ISBN: 978-0-7575-7938-7