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Analytical Chemistry

Séamus P. J. Higson

Publication Date - February 2004

ISBN: 9780198502890

448 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $92.95

This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to the principles and practices underpinning modern analytical chemistry.

Description

This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to the principles and practices underpinning modern analytical chemistry.

This clear and thorough introduction to modern analytical chemistry is essential for readers from all disciplines--including chemistry, forensic science, and the biosciences--where a familiarity with analytical techniques is required. Providing extensive coverage, it ranges from basic principles to the latest emerging techniques in the field. Numerous diagrams, worked examples, and self-assessment questions help readers test their understanding.

Analytical Chemistry provides a clear and thorough introduction to the principles and practices underpinning modern analytical chemistry.

Providing a complete course from basic first principles to in-depth coverage of the latest emerging techniques, this is an essential text for readers from all disciplines where a familiarity with analytical techniques is required.

The book is arranged in three sections allowing readers from all levels to access the text as appropriate. The opening section covers fundamental or introductory material. Here little background knowledge is assumed in order to make the text suitable for students from a wide range of disciplines. This is followed by an in-depth account of the most commonly encountered instrumental techniques. The final section of the book provides more advanced coverage of significant emerging techniques in the field.

Numerous diagrams, worked examples and self-assessment questions throughout the text help students to learn and test their understanding. Boxed sections allow the treatment of key topics in greater depth.

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Features

  • Concise clear treatment of Analytical Chemistry that assumes little background knowledge
  • Level and writing style will suit readers from all disciplines including Chemistry, Forensic Science and Biosciences
  • Emerging areas including bio-analytical and computational techniques are covered in depth
  • All the figures from the book will be available to download free from the Companion Web Site at www.oup.com/uk/best.textbooks/chemistry/higson/
  • Many worked examples and self-assessment questions are included, especially where numerical calculations are required
  • Boxed features give further explanation of topics of particular importance or relevance to other fields
  • Three distinct sections make the book easy to use for reference either at an introductory level or by more advanced students

Table of Contents

    1. A. Ground rules, the scope of analytical chemistry and some fundaments The scope of analytical chemistry and the nature of analytical measurements
    2. Analytical quality assurance and statistics
    3. Standard wet chemical and reagent based techniques
    4. The use of light in analytical measurements
    5. Analyses based on the determination of mass
    6. B. A practical introduction to commonly employed analytical techniques Practical spectrochemical analyses
    7. Atomic spectroscopy in analytical chemistry
    8. Separatory methods and chromatography
    9. Mass spectroscopy
    10. Electro-analytical techniques
    11. C. The choice of analytical techniques and contemporary analytical science Infra-red techniques, NMR and inductively coupled plasma
    12. Bio-analytical methods
    13. Environmental analysis
    14. Critical choice of technique