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Author Selinger, B. K. (Benjamin Klaus)

Title Chemistry in the marketplace / Ben Selinger
Edition Fourth edition
Published Sydney : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1989]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  540 Sel/Cit 1989  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 674 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Some basic chemical ideas. Language and labels -- Standards -- Old science. 2. Chemistry in the laundry. Soaps -- Domestic laundry detergents -- Other household cleaning agents -- Organic pollution. 3. Chemistry in the kitchen. Butter, margarine and other fats, oils and waxes -- Body fat -- Chemistry of cooking. 4. Chemistry in the boudoir. Market research -- The Australian cosmetics industry -- Chemistry of cosmetics -- Chemistry of surfaces. 5. Chemistry in the garden. Soils ain't just soils -- Pesticides and alternatives -- Swimming pools. 6. Chemistry of hardware and software (I). Chemistry of plastics -- Physics of plastics -- Glass -- Chemistry and design -- Metals
12. The heavy metals and radiation. Metals in food -- Radioactivity. 13. Experiments in consumer chemistry. Practical session: Determination of water (and fat) content using a Dean and Starke apparatus ; The use of oils in frying ; Separation of food and drug components using chromatography ; An experiment with dyeing ; Extraction of caffeine and benzoic acid from soft drink ; Determination of vitamin C content in orange juice ; Electrochemistry ; Test for lead in petrol ; Test for lead in glazed pottery ; Rapid determination of lead in paints ; Permanent press wool ; Stream distillation of eucalyptus leaves ; Tests on plastics ; Measurement of vapour-locking temperatures ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Some aspects of wine analysis -- Dipstick chemistry -- Chemicals available in the marketplace
7. Chemistry of hardware and software (II). Fibres, yarns and fabrics -- Fabrics and flammability -- Carpets -- Leather. 8.Chemistry of hardware and software (III). Paints -- Adhesives -- Vitreous enamel -- Dental amalgam -- Portland cement and concrete. 9. Chemistry in the medicine cabinet. Development of medication -- What's in a name? -- Therapeutics in the USA -- Therapeutics in Australia -- Advertising drugs -- Aspirin -- Chemistry of drugs -- Chemical industry associations. 10. Chemistry of energy. What is energy? -- Solar energy -- Nuclear energy -- Chemistry of the car -- The ozone layer. 11. Chemistry in the dining room. Food technology and the law -- Food additives -- Alcoholic products -- Caffeine -- Nutrition -- Digestion -- Allergies
Appendixes: Water quality in private swimming pools ; Polymers ; Burning behaviour of fibres ; Thalidomide: a tragedy of malpractice and deception ; Child poisoning ; Top 50 generic drugs ; Top 50 prescription and OTC products, 1986 ; The entropy game ; Australia's space heaters ; Octane ratings ; Food law in Australia ; Food additives in Australia ; Lead pottery glazes ; Consumer information
Summary Chemistry in the laundry (soaps, detergents, etc.) - Kitchen (butter, fats, oils, waxes) - Bedroom (cosmetics) - Garden (pesticides, etc.); Chemistry of plastics, glass, metals, fibres and fabrics, enamel, cement. ; Chemistry in the medicine cabinet (drugs, aspirin, etc.) - Dining room (food, alcohol, caffeine etc,) - Chemistry of energy (solar, nuclear, ozone) - Heavy metals and radiation.____________
Analysis Additives
Consumer protection
Notes Includes index
Bibliography "Consumer information'-pages 619-636
Subject Chemistry -- Popular works.
Consumer education.
Environmental chemistry.
LC no. 95000334
ISBN 0729503348 (paperback)