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The Chemist's Companion. A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2175463
  • Book
  • January 1973
  • 560 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Here in one source is a wide variety of practical, everydayinformation often required by chemists but seldom found together,if at all, in the standard handbooks, data collections, manuals,and other usual sources. Discussing physical, chemical, andmechanical properties of substances and systems, the authors answersuch questions as:

How do I test for and destroy peroxides in different solventsand what is the best way to purify such solvents?

What are the structure, physical properties, and recentreferences to the use of common-name solvents and solvent aids suchas the "Skellysolves," "Cellosolves," "Crownanes," and"Glymes"?

What is the utility of a particular molecular sieve, orpermeation gel, or epoxy cement, or liquid crystal, and where do Ibuy them and find references to their application?
The book is divided into nine chapters and covers properties ofatoms and molecules, spectroscopy, photochemistry, chromatography,kinetics and thermodynamics, various experimental techniques, andmathematical and numerical information, including the definitions,values, and usage rules of the newly adopted International Systemof Units (SI Units). A section on statistical treatment of datawhich provides an actual least-squares computer program is alsoincluded. In the spectroscopy chapter, very extensive andup-to-date collections of spectral correlation data are presentedfor ir, uv-vis, optical rotation, nmr, and mass spectra, along withdata on esr and nqr spectroscopy. Also included is a variety ofhard-to-classify but frequently sought information, such as namesand addresses of microanalysis companies and chemistry publishers,descriptions and commercial sources of atomic and molecular models,and safety data for hazardous chemicals. More than 500 keyreferences are also included, most of which are recent. There areimportant hints and definitions associated with the art as well asthe state of the art for the appropriate subjects. Also foundthroughout the book are about 250 suppliers and directions forobtaining special booklets or other material.

Containing a wealth of useful information, The Chemist'sCompanion will be an indispensable guide for students andprofessional chemists in nearly all the chemical disciplines. Inaddition, it will provide for the teacher and student an unusualadjunct for use in a broad cross-section of chemistry courses.
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Properties of Molecular Systems

I. Properties of Solvents and Common Liquids

II. Azeotropic Data

III. Empirical Boiling Point-Pressure Relationships

IV. Properties of Selected Gases

V. Properties of Representative Fused Salt Systems

VI. Structure and Properties of Naturally Occurring -Amino Acids

VII. Properties and Applications of Liquid Crystals

VIII. Prototropic Tautomerism

IX. Acids and Bases

Properties of Atoms and Bonds

I. Properties of the Elements

II. Table of Isotopes

III. Selected Bond Lengths

IV. Effective van der Waals Radii

V. Bond Angles and Hybridization

VI. Selected Bond Strengths

VII. Force Constants

VIII. Torsion and Inversion Barriers

IX. Bond and Group Dipole Moments

X. Aromaticity

Kinetics and Energetics

I. Activation Parameters and Kinetics of Selected Reactions

II. Linear Free Energy Relationships

III. Conformational Free Energy Values

IV. Free Energy-Composition Chart


I. The Electromagnetic Spectrum

II. Solvents and Other Media for Spectral Measurements

III. Optical Materials for Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

IV. Vibration Spectra

V. Electronic Absorption and Emission Spectra: UV and Vis

VI. Optical Activity and Optical Rotation

VII. Mass Spectrometry

VIII. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

IX. Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

X. Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy

XI. Bibliography of Spectral Data Compilations


I. Electronic Energy State Diagram

II. Excited State Energy Transfer: Sensitizers and Quenchers

III. Photochemistry Light Sources and Equipment

IV. Chemical Actinometry: Quantum Yield

V. Suppliers

VI. References


I. Fundamental Types of Chromatography and Basic Definitions

II. Adsorption Chromatography

III. Paper Chromatography

IV. Column and Thin Layer Partition Chromatography

V. Ion-Exchange Chromatography

VI. Gel Filtration and Gel Permeation Chromatography

VII. Automated Liquid Chromatography

VIII. Electrophoresis

IX. Vapor Phase Chromatography

X. Chromatography Supply Directory

XI. References

Experimental Techniques

I. Properties of Laboratory Materials

II. Standard Glassware Cleaning Solutions

III. Purification of Common Solvents

IV. Detection of Peroxides and Their Removal

V. Chemical Methods for Deoxygenating Gases and Liquids

VI. Simple Chemical Methods for Detecting Specific Gases

VII. Simple Preparations of Some Dry Gases

VIII. Common Solvents for Crystallization

IX. Solvents for Extraction of Aqueous Solutions

X. Drying Agents

XI. Solvents and Baths for Heating and Cooling

XII. Molecular Weight Determination

Mathematical and Numerical Information

I. Approved International Units System and General Constants

II. Useful Conversion Factors

III. Wavelength-Wavenumber Conversion Table

IV. Multiples of Element and Group Weights

V. Molecular Symmetry: Definitions and Common Systems

VI. Character Tables for Common Symmetry Groups

VII. Computer Programs

VIII. Statistical Treatment of Data


I. Important Chemistry Reference Sources: A Bibliography

II. Atomic and Molecular Models

III. Addresses of Publishers that Deal With Chemistry

IV. Combustion Microanalysis and Other Custom Analytical Services

V. Hazards of Common Chemicals

Suppliers Index

Subject Index
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