1. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) by Douglas A. Skoog, Donald M. West, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch, Hardcover: 992 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This two-semester textbook is known for its readability combined with a systematic, rigorous approach that characterizes this classic text. Extensive coverage of the principles and practices of quantitative chemistry ensures suitability for chemistry majors. These award-winning authors include applications throughout industry, medicine, and all the sciences. The text’s new design and wealth of new photographs by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters serve to reinforce student learning through dynamic visuals. Reflecting the increased emphasis of spreadsheets as a tool in analytical chemistry, this new edition adds an additional chapter, new problems and a new supplement, EXCEL® Applications for Analytical Chemistry, that integrate this important aspect of the study of analytical chemistry into its already rich pedagogy.
2. Analytical Chemistry by Gary D. Christian, Hardcover: 848 pages Publisher: Wiley; 6th edition
Extensively revised and updated with a more modern flavor and a new, two-color design, this sixth edition deals with principles and techniques of quantitative analysis. Examples of analytical techniques are drawn from such areas as life sciences, clinical chemistry, air and water pollution, and industrial analyses. New to this edition: Excel spreadsheets on CD-ROM; New chapters on good laboratory practice, as well as genomics and proteomics.
3. Dean’s Analytical Chemistry Handbook by Pradyot Patnaik, Hardcover: 1280 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
This comprehensive, up-to-date reference offers chemists and chemical engineers detailed coverage of the full range of analytical methods, including all conventional wet and instrumental techniques. It also provides information on the preliminary operations of analysis, preliminary separation methods, quality control and quality assurance, and statistics in chemical analysis.
4. Schaum’s Outline of Analytical Chemistry by Adon A Gordus, Paperback: 256 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Chemistry students love Schaum’s for their thorough introduction to each topic, including easy-to-follow explanations of the necessary mathematics and procedures. With 590 fully solved problems and hundreds more to solve on your own (with answers supplied), this guide can help you spend less time studying and still make better grades! Clear and comprehensive, this guide covers the entire course and is compatible with all major analytical chemistry texts. Chapters include: Analytical and Mathematical Review; Statistics and Probabilities; Free Energy and Chemical Equilibrium; Strong Acids and Strong Bases; Simple Weak Acids and Weak Bases; Weak Acid or Weak Base Titrations; Polyprotic Weak Acids; Precipitates and Solubilities; Complex Ion Equilibria; Electrochemical Cells; Potentiometric Titrations; Phase Separations and Chromatography; Special Measurements; Radioactivity; Appendix; Index.
5. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Sixth Edition by Daniel C. Harris, Hardcover: 928 pages, Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Written to be accessible to nonmajors yet detailed enough for advanced undergraduates, this sixth edition of the text contains new chapters on mass spectrometry and quality assurance, and moves experiments from the book to a web site. The book explains introductory analytical material with great detail and even incorporates a sense of humor to the material. It covers not only “classic techniques, e.g. titrimetric techniques acid-base equilibria, gravimetric methods, titrimetric analysis by complex with EDTA, among others, but it can also be adapted to Instrumental Methods courses (but, at some point, some additional material must be supplemented).