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3. Bridging matter

3. Bridging matter  

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/9780199689095.003.0003
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9780199689095
‘Bridging matter’ introduces statistical thermodynamics, which provides the link between the notional insides and outsides of atoms and molecules. It identifies the bulk properties of a ... 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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book
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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
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Graham Patrick

in Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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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. The synthesis and analysis of organic compounds

3. The synthesis and analysis of organic compounds  

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/9780198759775.003.0003
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9780198759775
The design of novel medicines, insecticides, perfumes, flavourings, or polymeric materials relies crucially on organic chemists. ‘The synthesis and analysis of organic compounds’ outlines ... More
6. Changing the identity of matter

6. Changing the identity of matter  

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/9780199689095.003.0006
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9780199689095
A great deal of chemistry is concerned with changing the identity of matter by the deployment of chemical reactions. Physical chemists are interested in a variety of aspects of chemical ... More
4. The chemistry of life

4. The chemistry of life  

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/9780198759775.003.0004
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9780198759775
From very simple molecular building blocks, life has created an astonishing diversity of molecules, some of which are extremely complex structures that prove very difficult to synthesize in ... More
7. The future of genomics

7. The future of genomics  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0007
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9780198786207
‘The future of genomics’ explores some of the ways in which genome science will continue to expand the frontiers of human knowledge, as well as change our world and the way we interact with ... More
5. Its techniques

5. Its techniques  

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/9780199683970.003.0005
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9780199683970
To bring about its reactions and to identify what has been produced, chemistry uses a wide variety of techniques. Similar techniques are used in analytical and forensic laboratories to ... More
5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes

5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes  

David C. Catling

in Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779923
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586455.003.0005
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9780199586455
‘Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes’ provides a global perspective of terrestrial biology. The history of life on Earth can be deduced from the way that evolution has ... More
1. Darwin’s other big idea

1. Darwin’s other big idea  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0001
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9780198778752
The idea that males and females often look, sound, smell, and behave differently is uncontroversial. Where those differences came from, however, and what role they play in various ... More
Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779633
DOI: 
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

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