Small-Scale Chemistry is an innovative, holistic, digital, user-friendly, transparent,
quantitative, and cutting edge approach to engage students in experimental chemistry.
It provides a solution to most of the problems associated with laboratory instruction.
Small-Scale Chemistry is the outcome of over 30 years of research and testing
and has been used for 15 years in the first year chemistry program (over 3,000
students each year) at Colorado State University and other institutions such
as Pennsylvania State University and Oregon State University. Small-Scale Chemistry
involves the use of non-traditional methods, apparatus, and techniques that
have been developed in microbiology, molecular biology, and nano-technology
research. The thrust of this research has been to obtain and analyze the maximum
amount of information, in the simplest way, at the lowest cost, safely.
Small-Scale Chemistry Philosophy
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The essential features of Small-Scale Chemistry are:
All of the equipment for Small-Scale Chemistry is extremely inexpensive as
it is designed for single use and disposal, but the student can re-use it. A
complete set of apparatus costs under $10 and is available through common distributors
of scientific material.
Well trays and microliter burets