Ninth Edition   ©2016

Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Daniel C. Harris (Michelson Laboratory, China Lake)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-3538-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-3538-5; Format: Cloth Text, 792 pages

New Contributing Author: Chuck Lucy, University of Alberta
Lucy has made significant updates to:
Ch. 23 Introduction to Analytical Separations
Ch. 24 Gas Chromatrography
Ch. 25 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Ch. 26 Chromatographic Methods and Capillary Electrophoresis


Chapter 7. Let the Titrations Begin
In the previous edition, titrations coverage was dispersed across several chapters. Based on instructor feedback, that coverage is again brought together in a single dedicated chapter.


Content Update Highlights (see Table of Contents for a more detailed summary of content changes)

  • New discussion of atomic weights and their uncertainty based on 2009 IUPAC report on atomic weights (Ch. 3, Experimental Error)
  • New approach to numerical solution of systematic equilibrium problems with spreadsheets (Ch. 8, Activity and the Systematic Treatment of Equilibrium)
  • New opener: Acid-Base Titration of RNA (Ch. 11, Acid-Base Titrations)
  • New opener: DNA sequencing (Ch. 15, Electrodes and Potentiometry)
  • New opener on doping in sports. (Ch. 24, Gas Chromatography)
  • New opener on DNA profiling and new coverage of a DNA profiling lab on a chip (Ch. 26, Chromatographic Methods and Capillary Electrophoresis)
  • New discussion of nucleation from recent literature was added (Ch. 27, Gravimetric and Combustion Analysis)
  • Extensive new discussion of propagation of uncertainty following recommendations of Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology 2008/2010 (Appendix B)
  • New appendix describes structure of DNA and RNA (Appendix L)


New and Updated Applications

Box 3-2 Certified Reference Materials (new)

Box 3-3 Atomic Masses of the Elements (new)

Box 5-1 Medical Implication of False Positive Results (new)

Box 10-3 Microequilibrium Constants (new)

Box 11-2 What Does a Negative pH Mean? (updated)

Box 11-3 Kjeldahl Nitrogen Analysis Behind the Headlines (updated)

Box 14-1 Ohm’s Law, Conductance, and Molecular Wire (updated)

Box 14-2 Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell (new) features Apollo 13 fuel cell accident (new)

Box 14-3 Lead-Acid Battery (new)

Box 15-3 How Was Perchlorate Discovered on Mars? (new)

Box 15-4 Ion-Selective Electrode with Electrically Conductive Polymer for a Sandwich Immunoassay (new)

Box 17-1 Metal Reactions at Atomic Steps (new)

Box 17-5 Aptamer Biosensor for Clinical Use (new)

Box 18-4 Designing a Molecule for Fluorescence Detection (new)

Box 19-2 Upconversion (updated)

Box 21-2 Measuring Sodium with a Bunsen Burner Photometer (new)

Box 21-3 Atomic Emission Spectroscopy on Mars (new)

Box 22-3 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Dinosaur Body Temperature (updated)

Box 22-5 Making Elephants Fly (Mechanisms of Protein Electrospray)

Box 24-3 Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (new)

Box 25-1 One-Million-Plate Colloidal Crystal Columns Operating by Slip Flow (new)