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Author Snyder, Carl H.

Title The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things / Carl H. Snyder
Edition Fourth edition
Published Hoboken, N. J. : J. Wiley, [2003]


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Description xvi, 117 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Chapter 1. An Introduction to Chemistry: Turning on the Light. -- Chapter 2. Atoms and Elements: The Building Blocks of Chemistry. -- Chapter 3. Chemical Bonding: Ionic and Covalent Compounds. -- Chapter 4. Discovering the Secrets of the Nucleus: From a Photographic Mystery to the Atomic Bomb. -- Chapter 5. Harnessing the Secrets of the Nucleus: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Medicine, and a Nuclear Calendar. -- Chapter 6. Introduction to Organic Chemistry: The Power of Hydrocarbons. -- Chapter 7. Petroleum: The Driving Force of Energy. -- Chapter 8. Working with Chemistry: Food, Fuel, and Energy. -- Chapter 9. Arithmetic of Chemistry: Concentrating on Pollution. -- Chapter 10. Acids and Bases: If it Tastes Sour it Must be an Acid. -- Chapter 11. Oxidation and Reduction: The Electricity of Chemistry. -- Chapter 12. Solids, Liquids, and Especially Gases: The States of Matter. -- Chapter 13. Surfactants: Soaps and Detergents: Cleaning Up with Chemistry. -- Chapter 14. Chemicals, Pollution, and the Environment: The Meaning of Pollution. -- Chapter 15. Fats and Oils: The Triglycerides We Eat. -- Chapter 16. Carbohydrates: Food for Thought. -- Chapter 17. Proteins: First Among Equals. -- Chapter 18. The Chemistry of Heredity: Molecular Genetics. -- Chapter 19. Vitamins, Minerals, and Additives: Micronutrients and Other Food Chemicals. -- Chapter 20. Poisons, Toxins, Hazards, and Risks: What's Safe and What Isn't. -- Chapter 21. Polymers and Plastics: The Plastic Age. -- Chapter 22. Cosmetics and Personal Care: Looking Good and Smelling Nice with Chemistry. -- Chapter 23. Medicines and Drugs: Chemicals and the Mind. -- Appendix A. A Short Guide to Exponential Notation: Counting Beyond Nine. -- Appendix B. The Metric System: The Measure of All Things. -- Appendix C. Using Units Cancellation: Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers. -- Appendix D. Significant Figures: Budgeting for Gasoline. -- Appendix E. Working with Avogadro's Number: A Remarkable Calculation. -- Glossary. -- Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Exercises. -- Photo Credits. -- Index
Summary Publisher description: Shows how chemistry affects our lives. * To emphasize the experimental basis of chemistry, chapters begin with demonstrations that readers can perform for themselves. * Think, Speculate, Reflect, and Ponder sections include questions that ask readers to think critically about the connections between chemistry, society, and individual values
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chemistry -- Experiments.
Environmental chemistry.
LC no. 2002190821
ISBN 0471415758 hardback acid-free paper