The busy professional will welcome this collection of data, procedures, precautions, and troubleshooting hints for all important areas in the chemist's day-to-day work. This timely handbook differs from all others in the field by treating theory in the briefest of terms as needed background. Instead it covers the real-world questions and problems faced in the chemical laboratory. Profusely illustrated throughout, the handbook: describes a wide range of laboratory instruments and their use; details a variety of analytical procedures; highlights precautions and safety procedures; and provides practical checklists and trouble-shooting hints. Relevant material was derived from Shugar's Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, Second Edition. A major portion is entirely new, however, and includes sections on chromatography, spectrophotometry, spectroscopy, electroanalytical methods, thermal methods, determination of physical properties, preliminary operation of analysis, volumetric analysis, and much, much more.