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Organic Laboratory Techniques

 Organic Laboratory Techniques 



  • Ralph J. Fessenden
  • Joan S. Fessenden
  • Jess Feist


  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 3 edition (July 12, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534379818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534379810
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.80 ounces


Book Description

This highly effective and practical manual is designed to be used as a supplementary text for the organic chemistry laboratory course – and with virtually any main text – in which experiments are supplied by the instructor or in which the students work independently. Each technique contains a brief theoretical discussion. Steps used in each technique, along with common problems that might arise. These respected and renowned authors include supplemental or related procedures, suggested experiments, and suggested readings for many of the techniques. Additionally, each chapter ends with a set of study problems that primarily stress the practical aspects of each technique, and microscale techniques are included throughout the text, as appropriate. Additional exercises, reference material, and quizzes are available online. 

Book Info

(Thomson Learning) Guide for pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and science students, teaching laboratory technique in organic chemistry. Topics include microscale techniques such as transfer and crystalization, spectroscopy techniques, and special emphasis on safety and several more new features. Previous edition not cited. Softcover. DLC: Chemistry, Organic–Laboratory Manuals. 

About the Author(s)

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley M.S., University of California, Berkeley Linda Brannon received her Ph.D. in human experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and Jess Feist received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Kansas. Currently both Dr. Brannon and Dr. Feist are professors in the department of Psychology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where they have been teaching since receiving their doctorates. After becoming interested in the emerging field of health psychology, Linda and Jess co-authored the first edition of this text in the 1980’s, and have enjoyed expanding and developing their text along with the field for the next 20+ years. Both have areas of interest outside of health psychology, with Dr. Brannon authoring not only a text on gender but also co-authoring an introductory psychology text, while Dr. Feist, with his son Greg, has co-authored a text on personality.  



Good student text, June 27, 2000

The authors give a nice presentation of theory involved in recrystallization, distillation, chromatography, and extraction. The writing style is academic, but friendly enough to keep you interested. I found it great to read before doing the scheduled experiments in O-Chem lab. However, this is a very "student"-ish text and I seriously doubt professionals would find it useful, unless you’re looking for a refresher course in the basic techniques. The labs I took had a significant amount of NMR involved; not much discussion in this text about that. The problems provided are usually good, but there are no answers given. I’d also recommend "Principles and Techniques in an Integrated Chem Laboratory" by Aikens, Bailey, et al.