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Atkins' Molecules

Atkins' Molecules - 2nd edition

Atkins' Molecules - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780521535366

ISBN10: 0521535360

Atkins
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Atkins

ISBN13: 9780521535366

ISBN10: 0521535360

Edition: 2ND 03

Summary

In this new edition of the book that was called "the most beautiful chemistry book ever written," Peter Atkins reveals the molecules responsible for the experiences of our everyday life in fabrics, drugs, plastics, explosives, detergents, fragrances, tastes, and sex. Atkins gives a non-technical account of a range of aspects of the world around us, revealing unexpected connections and insight into how it can be understood in terms of the atoms and molecules from which it is built. This new edition has dozens of new molecules, new graphic presentations, and a more accessible account of the molecules themselves. Peter Atkins is SmithKline Beecham Fellow and Tutor in Physical Chemistry at Oxford University. Atkins' research includes the fields of theoretical chemistry, particularly magnetic resonance and the electromagnetic properties of molecules. He spends virtually all his time writing books, which range from bestselling college textbooks to books on science for general audiences, including Galileo's Finger (Oxford, 2003); The Periodic Kingdom (Basic Books, 1997); The Second Law (W.H. Freeman, 1995); and Atoms, Electrons, and Change (W.H. Freeman, 1991).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Simple substances
2. Fuels, fats and soaps
3. Synthetic and natural polymers
4. Taste, smell, and pain
5. Sight and colour
6. The light and the dark
7. Life.