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LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, 2nd Edition

  • Learning Science
  • ISBN-10: 1305652568
  • ISBN-13: 9781305652569
  • Mixed Media
  • Previous Editions: 2014
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. LabSkills PreLabs v2 is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide.


  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.

  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.

  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.

  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.

  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.


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Learning Science

Learning Science Ltd is a learning technology company that creates innovative systems and resources for science education. Established in 2007, the company has rapidly gained a reputation for delivering high-quality resources at the forefront of educational technology. Learning Science is involved in all the main areas of science at all levels, from primary and secondary to undergraduate, graduate, and professional. It is responsible for creating and commercializing LabSkills in partnership with Bristol ChemLabS. Bristol ChemLabS, based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, is the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning dedicated to practical chemistry, and was established in 2005 following substantial investment from HEFCE and the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Safety in the Laboratory.
Keeping a Laboratory Notebook.
Writing a Laboratory Report.
Weighing with a Top Pan Balance.
Weighing with an Analytical Balance.
Using Graduated Cylinders.
Preparing Standard Solutions.
Preparing Standard Solutions by Dilution.
Using an Electric Hot Plate and Magnetic Stirrer.
Heating Under Redux.
Performing Distillation Experiments.
Performing a Gravity Filtration.
Performing a Vacuum Filtration (BÜchner).
Using a Centrifuge.
Cooling with an Ice Bath.
Heating with a Water Bath.
Using a Rotary Evaporator.
Performing a Recrystallization.
Using a Separatory Funnel.
Choosing and Using Drying Agents.
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC).
Column Chromatography.
Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy.
Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H NMR).
Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C NMR).
Using a UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.
Performing a Melting Point Analysis.
Qualitative Tests for Organic Functional Groups.
Using Microscale Equipment.
Using an Automated Pipet (Microscale).
Heating under Reflux (Microscale).
Performing Distillation Experiments (Microscale).
Performing Pipet Filtration (Microscale).
Performing a Vacuum Filtration (Hirsch) (Microscale).
Performing a Recrystallization (Microscale).
Performing a Liquid Extraction (Microscale).
Mole Calculations Involving Liquids.
Mole Calculations Involving Molar Mass.
Mole Calculations Involving Solids.
Mole Calculations to Determine Yield.
Equilibrium Calculations.
Rate of Reaction Calculations.
Error Analysis.
Significant Figures.
Boiling Point.
Decolorizing Carbon.
Evaporating Solvents.
Gas Chromatography.
Mechanical Stirring.
Use of a Digital Thermometer.
Performing a steam/vacuum distillation.

New to this edition

  • NEW TECHNIQUES for Organic Chemistry have been added to the course, including: Decantation, Decolorizing Carbon, Evaporating Solvents, Gas Chromatography, Heating, Mechanical Stirring, Sublimation, Use of a Digital Thermometer, Performing a steam/vacuum distillation.
  • INCREASED MOBILE COMPATIBLITY allows students to access interactive simulations on mobile and tablet devices.
  • NEW COURSE TEMPLATES allow instructors to easily customize and set-up a course.