Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition by Jack Ballinger

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Updated to reflect the latest developments in operational procedures for today's sophisticated chemical technologies, Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, Fifth Edition, remains the undisputed classic in the field. Expanded to include coverage for process operators, this authoritative resource contains in-depth details on chemical safety, laboratory procedures, chemical nomenclature, basic electricity, laboratory statistics, and instrumental techniques. Step-by-step directions for performing virtually every laboratory task are also included in this practical guide.


Chemical process industry workers and government regulations Chemical plant and laboratory safety Chemical handling and hazard communication Handling compressed gases Pressure and vacuum Mathematics review and conversion tables Standard operating procedures Laboratory glassware pH measurement Basic electricity Sampling Laboratory filtration Recrystallization The balance Gravimetric analysis Preparation of solutions Process analyzers Plumbing, valves, and pumps Physical properties and determinations Extraction Distillation and evaporation Inorganic and organic chemistry review Chemical calculations and concentration expressions Volumetric analysis Chromatography Spectroscopy Atomic absorption spectroscopy

About Jack Ballinger

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Gershon J. Shugar is the author of The Chemist’s Ready Reference Handbook, also published by McGraw-Hill, and professor emeritus of engineering technologies at Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey. In 1947, Dr. Shugar founded a chemical manufacturing business that became the largest exclusive pearlescent pigment manufacturing company in the United States. In 1968, he was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, where he taught until his appointment at Essex County College. Jack T. Ballinger, Ed.D., is professor of chemistry at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and the author of Chemical Technician's Ready Reference Handbook, published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Ballinger has taught chemical technology courses for the past 29 years. He is a member of the American Chemical Society's coordinating committee developing national skill standards for the chemical process industry.
Published June 24, 2011 by McGraw-Hill Professional. 704 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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