Table of Contents

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Program Details

Preface to Instructors

To the Student

Green Chemistry

The Science Writing Heuristic

Safety in the Laboratory

Laboratory Methods

1. Preparation and Properties of Gases in Air

2. Investigating Air Pollution

3. Graphing the Mass of Air and the Temperature of Water

4. Protection From Ultraviolet Light

5. The Chemistry of Sunscreens

6. Color and Light

7. Testing Refrigerant Gases

8. Molecular Models, Bonds, and Shapes

9. Extracting Limonene with Liquid CO2

10. Measuring Molecular and Molar Mass

11. Verifying Molar Ratios in Chemical Reactions

12. Hot Stuff: An Energy Conservation Problem

13. Comparing the Energy Content of Fuels

14. Preparation and Properties of Biodiesel

15. Measuring Radon in Air

16. Detecting Ions in Solution

17. Exploring Electrochemistry

18. Analyzing Water

19. Reactions of Acids with Common Substances

20. Characterizing Acidic and Basic Materials

21. Acid Rain

22. Investigating Solubility

23. Polymer Synthesis and Properties

24. Identifying Common Plastics

25. Degradation of Poly(lactic acid)

26. Fermentation and Distillation of Ethanol

27. Protein in Milk and Other Foods

28. Measuring Fat in Potato Chips and Hot Dogs

29. Measuring the Sugar Content of Beverages

30. Measuring Salt in Food

31. Measuring Vitamin C in Juice and Tablets

32. Measuring Iron in Cereal

33. Analysis of Vinegar

34. Identifying Analgesic Drugs with TLC

35. Drugs in the Environment

36. Synthesis of Mauve Dye

37. Ester Synthesis

38. Isolating DNA from Plant and Animal Cells

39. Chromatographic Study of Dyes and Inks

40. Drug Money: Detection of Drug Residues on Currency