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Title:
Oxygen
Author:
Blashfield, Jean F.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents the basic concepts of oxygen, the most important chemical element in our lives and also the most abundant element in nature.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817250379
Format :
Book

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Central Library QD181.O1 B53 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Students will discover that the periodic table of elements is easy to understand. Here readers will learn the basic chemistry of an element, how it is obtained, and how we use it. Each indepth guide was developed in consultation with a chemistry educator or a working chemist.


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Gr. 6^-9. The six books in the Sparks of Life series cover the fundamental chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sodium, and calcium. Each volume begins with the complete periodic table of elements, with that volume's element highlighted, and discusses such topics as atomic weight and element groups. The following chapters focus on the element's history--including valuable information for report writers on scientists such as Lavoisier and Volta--the way the element reacts with other elements, how and where it is found in the world and in outer space, and how it is used in industry. The design is attractive, with photographs and computer-enhanced images on most pages, but the thorough, sophisticated text will better serve more advanced chemistry students than beginners. Each book concludes with a page of brief facts for quick reference and lists of further readings. Other volumes are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Susan Dove Lempke


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