Introduction to Analytical Chemistry was written with the main aim of providing a strong background in those chemical principles that are important in analytical chemistry. The text covers both fundamental and practical aspects of chemical analysis. The book is organized into five sections; tools of analytical chemistry, principles and applications of chemical equilibrium, electrochemical methods, spectroscopic methods, and separation methods. Molecular models are also used liberally in most chapters to stimulate interest in the beauty of molecular structures and to reinforce structural concepts presented in general chemistry and upper-level courses. The primary audience of this text is non-chemistry majors taking a one-semester course in analytical chemistry.
(1) Spreadsheet Calculations. Spreadsheet exercises and problems throughout the text show students how to solve problems, conduct graphical analysis, and many other applications using MicrosoftÂ® Excel.
(2) Worked Examples. A large number of worked examples serve as aids in understanding the concepts of analytical chemistry.
(3) Featured Topics. A series of boxed and highlighted features are found throughout the text.
(4)Web Works. In most of the chapters, a brief Web Works feature is included at the end of the chapter. These provide the URLs for websites that provide additional information, alternative discussions or interesting analytical applications.