The Periodic Table
A Visual Guide to the Elements
Hardcover ISBN: 1781316716
Which is the densest element? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some elements radioactive? From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, this is a fresh new look at the Periodic Table. Combining cutting edge science with fascinating facts and stunning infographics, this book looks at the extraordinary stories of discovery, amazing properties and surprising uses of each elements, whether solid, liquid or gas - naturally occurring, synthesised or theoretical! From hydrogen to oganesson, this is a fact-filled visual guide to each element,each accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.
The Chemistry of Alchemy
From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
Hardcover ISBN: 1616149159
Demonstrations and brief profiles explain how ancient alchemists stumbled on the science of chemistry, revealing the unrealized theoretical understandings of European alchemists who discovered the properties and reactions of elements.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry
Paperback ISBN: 1592577539
An easy formula for success. With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, itÂ's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class. Fortunately, this guide gives college students who are required to take organic chemistry an accessible, easy-to-follow companion to their textbooks. Â• With the tremendous growth in the health-care job market, many students are pursuing college degrees that require organic chemistry Â• Ian Guch is an award-winning chemistry teacher who has taught at both the high school and college levels
A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
Hardcover ISBN: 1579128149
Engaging text and photographs vividly showcase each element of the periodic table, offering a heightened sense of the material world to, truly, everyone--from students encountering chemistry in school for the first time to adults with a vague notion of facts learned long ago, to anyone curious and alive to either the aesthetics and the practicalities of "stuff." The photos include a full-page image of the pure element and smaller photos that show how that particular configuration of matter manifests itself in familiar, every-day objects. Gray has a media presence with his science writings; he is also co-founder of the company that created the technical software Mathematica and is a charming interpreter of the sciences for a general audience. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Easy Chemistry Step-By-Step
Paperback ISBN: 0071767886
Take it step-by-step for chemistry success! The quickest route to learning a subject is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won’t find in Easy Chemistry Step-by-Step is a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get a clear explanation that breaks down complex concepts into easy-to-understand steps that, with the aid of helpful graphics, will enable you to grasp chemistry essentials. Rules and concepts are explained in detail in everyday English, then reinforced by annotated examples and focused exercises that build understanding for work in class and make review for tests and exams more effective. This book features: - Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties - Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps - Step-it-up exercises link practice to the core steps already presented - Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoid You can master chemistry as long as you take it Step-by-Step!
Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Paperback ISBN: 0679774009
Known for his expertise as a surfer, his belief in aliens, and his penchant for questioning scientific dogma, the winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry takes on a wide range of subjects, from cloning to the O. J. Simpson trial. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.