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2.9: Additional Resources

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  • The following two web sites contain useful information about the SI system of units.

    For a chemist’s perspective on the SI units for mass and amount, consult the following papers.

    • Davis, R. S. “What is a Kilogram in the Revised International System of Units (SI)?”, J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 1604–1609.
    • Freeman, R. D. “SI for Chemists: Persistent Problems, Solid Solutions,” J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 16–20.
    • Gorin, G. “Mole, Mole per Liter, and Molar: A Primer on SI and Related Units for Chemistry Students,” J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 103–104.

    Discussions regarding possible changes in the SI base units are reviewed in these articles.

    • Chao, L. S.; Schlamminger, S.; Newell, D. B.; Pratt, J. R.; Seifert, F.; Zhang, X.; Sineriz, M. L.; Haddad, D. “A LEGO Watt Balance: An Apparatus to Determine a Mass Based on the New SI,” arXiv:1412.1699 [physics.ins-det].

    • Fraundorf, P. “A Multiple of 12 for Avogadro,” arXiv:1201.5537 [physics.gen-ph].

    • Kemsley, J. “Rethinking the Mole and Kilogram,” C&E News, August 25, 2014, p. 25.

    The following are useful resources for maintaining a laboratory notebook and for preparing laboratory reports.

    • Coghill, A. M.; Garson, L. M. (eds) The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd Edition, American Chemical Society: Washington, D. C.; 2006.

    • Kanare, H. M. Writing the Laboratory Notebook, American Chemical Society: Washington, D. C.; 1985.

    The following texts provide instructions for using spreadsheets in analytical chemistry.

    • de Levie, R. How to Use Excel® in Analytical Chemistry and in General Scientific Data Analysis, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, 2001.

    • Diamond, D.; Hanratty, V. C. A., Spreadsheet Applications in Chemistry, Wiley-Interscience: New York, 1997.

    • Feiser, H. Concepts and Calculations in Analytical Chemistry: A Spreadsheet Approach, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 1992.

    The following classic textbook emphasizes the application of intuitive thinking to the solving of problems.

    • Harte, J. Consider a Spherical Cow: A Course in Environmental Problem Solving, University Science Books: Sausalito, CA, 1988.
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