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Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things

Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471415756

Cover of Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things 4TH 03 (ISBN 978-0471415756)
ISBN13: 978-0471415756
ISBN10: 0471415758
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $190.75

Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things - 4TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471415756

Carl H. Snyder

ISBN13: 978-0471415756
ISBN10: 0471415758
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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 Detergent: 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 Pickled Peppers.
Appendix D. Significant Figures: Budgeting for Gasoline.
Appendix E. Working with Avogadro's Number: A Remarkable Calculation.

Glossary.
Answer to Selected Even-Numbered Exercises.
Photo Credits.
Index.