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1. Matter from the inside

1. Matter from the inside  

Peter Atkins

in Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779633
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.003.0001
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‘Matter from the inside’ shows that one way to understand how a physical chemist thinks and contributes to chemistry is to start at the atom's interior and then travel out into the world of ... More
6. Beyond the periodic table

6. Beyond the periodic table  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191788062
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0006
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‘Beyond the periodic table’ describes the synthesis of transuranium and super heavy elements. It begins with uranium-235, uranium-238, and the breeding of plutonium in a nuclear reactor. ... More
3. Tough but slippery

3. Tough but slippery  

Christopher Hall

in Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672677.003.0003
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‘Tough but slippery’ considers the physical characteristics of materials. Understanding properties in certain materials allows us to predict their behaviour and to use them appropriately in ... More
5. Making stuff and making things

5. Making stuff and making things  

Christopher Hall

in Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672677.003.0005
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‘Making stuff and making things’ considers the step-by-step processes in the making of glass, silicon, nickel superalloys, strings and textiles, and plastics, and how they are then used in ... 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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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191782459
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.003.0002
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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
6. Physics invades the periodic table

6. Physics invades the periodic table  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0006
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‘Physics invades the periodic table’ assesses the impact of key discoveries in physics on the understanding of the periodic table. Ernest Rutherford provided evidence for the nuclear ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Graham Patrick

in Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191820779
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10.1093/actrade/9780198759775.003.0001
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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
3. You are what you eat … plus a few per mil

3. You are what you eat … plus a few per mil  

Rob Ellam

in Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191790737
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.003.0003
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‘You are what you eat … plus a few per mil’ explains delta notation and organic isotopic fractionation. An isotopic balance has to be maintained, so the isotopic fractionation into a ... More
5. The Russian geniusMendeleev

5. The Russian genius: Mendeleev  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0005
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‘The Russian genius: Mendeleev’ covers the life and work of Dmitri Mendeleev, who not only discovered the periodic system, but also recognized that it pointed to the periodic law. Mendeleev ... More
The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

William H. Brock

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.001.0001
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9780198716488
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
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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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
6. Synthesis

6. Synthesis  

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/9780198716488.003.0007
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‘Synthesis’ considers how the shape and scale of chemistry has been transformed since the start of the 20th century. A series of world wars; a shift from coal to oil as the feedstock for ... More
1. The fly in the cathedral

1. The fly in the cathedral  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191788062
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0001
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‘The fly in the cathedral’ charts the discovery of the nuclear atom and the start of modern atomic and nuclear physics. It began in 1895 with the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen and ... More
1. Gold, sand, and string

1. Gold, sand, and string  

Christopher Hall

in Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672677.003.0001
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‘Gold, sand, and string’ considers elements of the Periodic Table from which every material we use is built. It focuses on three materials—gold, sand, and string—that represent the ... More
2. Close inspection

2. Close inspection  

Christopher Hall

in Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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‘Close inspection’ explains that at the core of materials science is the understanding of the internal structure of materials. If we don’t understand the internal structure we shall ... More
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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9780199683970
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
7. Its future

7. Its future  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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9780191782459
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.003.0007
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‘Its future’ focusses on the trends that are currently occurring in chemistry and the materials that are now moving over the horizon. These include modern fabrics and substances that might ... More
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Eric R. Scerri

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.001.0001
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9780198842323
The periodic table of elements provides an arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The Periodic ... More
10. Forms of the periodic table

10. Forms of the periodic table  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0010
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9780198842323
‘Forms of the periodic table’ discusses some of the different periodic tables that have been published and asks whether there is an ‘optimal’ periodic table. Meaningful differences only ... More
1. What is matter?

1. What is matter?  

Geoff Cottrell

in Matter: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.003.0001
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9780198806547
Matter is the stuff from which everything in the world is made. ‘What is matter?’ explains that all things are made of atoms. Inside every atom is a tiny nucleus, and, surrounding the ... More

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