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Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191782459
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.001.0001
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Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it ... More
4. Types and hexagons

4. Types and hexagons  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0005
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‘Types and hexagons’ introduces some of the key characters involved in making important contributions to the field of chemistry: Antoine Fourcroy, who created the divisions of inorganic and ... More
1. Its origins, scope, and organization

1. Its origins, scope, and organization  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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After a very brief glance at the origins of chemistry in alchemy, ‘Its origins, scope, and organization’ makes the point that all modern discussions of the subject are in terms of atoms, ... More
Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Graham Patrick

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191820779
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10.1093/actrade/9780198759775.001.0001
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9780198759775
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. As well as being central to life, in the form of large molecules such as nucleic acids and proteins, organic compounds are ... More
Water: A Very Short Introduction

Water: A Very Short Introduction  

John Finney

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785597
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10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.001.0001
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Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid that shows anomalous behaviour. Water: A Very Short Introduction introduces the science of ... More
The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

William H. Brock

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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.001.0001
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From the earliest exploration of natural materials and their transformations to today’s materials science, chemistry has always been the central discipline that underpins both the physical ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Chemistry has always been the science of matter and a technology for creating new things through metamorphosis and transmutation. In 1800 the elements and compounds known to chemistry ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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The Epilogue concludes with a brief look at some of the exciting, and more positive, aspects of chemistry since the 1960s: the use of computers to study perfect three-dimensional structural ... More
2. Matter from the outside

2. Matter from the outside  

Peter Atkins

in Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2014
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9780191779633
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.003.0002
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‘Matter from the outside’ focuses on the applications of thermodynamics in physical chemistry. Thermodynamics is the science of energy and the transformations that it can undergo. It plays ... More
6. Its achievements

6. Its achievements  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Its achievements’ shows how the principles and concepts outlined in the preceding chapters contribute to the modern world. It reviews chemistry’s contribution to modern materials, ... More
Why causation?

Why causation?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0001
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‘Why causation?’ introduces the reader to one of the core topics in philosophy, but which is important to everyone whether a scientist, social scientist, or philosopher. The key theories of ... More
2. Its principles: atoms and molecules

2. Its principles: atoms and molecules  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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There are a number of fundamental concepts that are essential to know about in order to understand any account of modern chemistry. ‘Its principles: atoms and molecules’ describes, in very ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Graham Patrick

in Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-based compounds in terms of their structure, properties, and synthesis. One reason for considering organic chemistry as a specialist field is ... More
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

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Nov 2003
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Apr 2014
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9780191776724
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.001.0001
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Molecules: A Very Short Introduction investigates the nature of molecules and how molecular structures and activities underlie the properties of materials and the processes of ... More
2. Vital signs: the molecules of life

2. Vital signs: the molecules of life  

Philip Ball

in Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2003
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.003.0002
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‘Vital signs: the molecules of life’ outlines the molecular basis of life. Understanding molecular life is as much about understanding interactions between molecules and their position ... More
1. Engineers of the invisible: making molecules

1. Engineers of the invisible: making molecules  

Philip Ball

in Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2003
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‘Engineers of the invisible: making molecules’ explores how molecules can be explained, represented, and manufactured. Chemistry studies the properties of elements, and molecules are the ... More
Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

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Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779633
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.001.0001
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9780199689095
With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there ... More
1. On the nature of stuff

1. On the nature of stuff  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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‘On the nature of stuff’ shows that the ability to control fire and temperature led to the first chemical technologies: the production of pottery from fired clays and tempers, metals, ... More
3. Gases and atoms

3. Gases and atoms  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0004
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Until the mid-18th century, chemists had no understanding of the role of air in chemical changes. The Chemical Revolution was not merely conceptual, but also instrumental in that it ... More
2. The analysis of stuff

2. The analysis of stuff  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0003
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9780198716488
The fundamental problem in chemistry is transmutation. How can two homogeneous stuffs with very different properties merge to form another homogeneous material whose properties are ... More

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