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The joy of chemistry : the amazing science of familiar things

Cobb, Cathy (Author). Fetterolf, Monty L. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781448713974 (libr. bd.)
  • ISBN: 1591027713
  • ISBN: 9781591027713
  • Physical Description: 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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  • Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-353) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments -- Opening quote -- Apologia -- Preface -- A few necessary words on safety -- Shopping list and solutions -- A moment for metric -- Introduction - it begins with a band...and a splat -- Part 1: Introduction: theory, octaves, and scales -- Electrons and atoms, elephants and fleas -- Periodically speaking -- Reason, reactions, and redox -- The basic stuff -- Chemical partners: who does what to whom -- The tie that binds, the chemicals that bond -- Sticking to principles -- Slipping and sliding, intermolecularly -- Concentration - on being alone together -- It's a gas -- When gases put on airs -- Crystal clear chemistry -- When matters heat up -- A whole new phase -- Equilibrium - chemistry's two-way street -- Colligative properties - strength in numbers -- Chemical kinetics - a veritable explosion -- Electrons and photons - turning on the light -- Part 2: Introduction: playing the tunes -- Simply organic -- Chemistry rocks -- The body of chemistry meets the chemistry of the body -- Chemist as analyst -- Harry, Hogwarts, and folk phamacopoeias - mysteries in the past and magic in the future -- Epilogue -- Appendix: elements listed by name, symbol, and atomic number -- Endnotes and credits -- Index.
Summary, etc.: Introduces readers to the magic, elegance, and, yes, joy of chemistry. From the fascination of fall foliage and fireworks, to the functioning of smoke detectors and computers, to the fundamentals of digestion (as when good pizza goes bad!), the authors illustrate the concepts of chemistry in terms of everyday experience, using familiar materials.
Subject: Chemistry Popular works
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