This comprehensive lab companion provides a thorough introduction to all of the significant operations used in the organic lab, for both traditional-scale and microscale applications. It includes enough theory to help students understand how and why an operation works, but emphasizes the practical aspects of an operation to help them perform the operation successfully in the lab. The Second Edition makes substantive revisions of many operations to clarify existing material and add new information. Ideal for professors who write their own lab experiments or adopt custom labs but need a source for lab operations and safety information.
John W. Lehman received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has taught chemistry for 35 years at Lake Superior State University, a small university in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. In recognition of his teaching skills, he received the State of Michigan's Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. In 2001 he funded a chemistry scholarship to help bring outstanding students into the chemistry program at Lake Superior State University. His groundbreaking lab text, Operational Organic Chemistry, was first published in 1981, and he has written three additional books for the organic chemistry laboratory.