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Title:
The joy of chemistry : the amazing science of familiar things
Author:
Cobb, Cathy.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005.
Physical Description:
393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Theory, octaves, and scales -- Demonstration 1: water witch -- Electrons and atoms, elephants and fleas -- Demonstration 2: coppers and robbers -- Periodically speaking -- Demonstration 3: stop-and-go chemistry -- Reason, reactions, and redox -- Demonstration 4: purple-cabbage indicator -- The basic stuff -- Demonstration 5: blue blob, black ink -- Chemical partners: who does what to whom -- Demonstration 6: bond, chemical bond -- The tie that binds the chemicals that bond -- Demonstration 7: gemstone chemistry -- Sticking to principles -- Demonstration 8: layer upon layer -- Slipping and sliding, intermolecularly -- Demonstration 9: concentrating on color, salty dog -- Concentration--on being alone together -- Demonstration 10: the soda bottle crunch -- It's a gas -- Demonstration 11: it's in the air -- When gases put on airs -- Demonstration 12: how does your garden grow? -- Crystal-clear chemistry -- Demonstration 13: hot packs and cold packs -- When matters heat up -- Demonstration 14: zoned-out ice -- A whole new phase -- Demonstration 15: all things being equal -- Equilibrium--chemistry's two- way street -- Demonstration 16: antifreeze and antiboil -- Colligative properties--strength in numbers -- Demonstration 17: kick it up a notch -- Chemical kinetics--a veritable explosion -- Demonstration 18: black-light chemistry, paper-clip chemistry -- Electrons and photons--turning on the light -- Playing the tunes -- Organic chemistry demonstration: aspirin to acid -- Simply organic -- Inorganic chemistry demonstration: entropy, ammonia, and amoeba -- Chemistry rocks -- Biochemistry demonstration: fat, flatulence, and bean soup -- The body of chemistry meets the chemistry of the body -- Analytical chemistry demonstration: the proof is in the prints -- Chemist as analyst -- Demonstration for the future: medicine cabinet chemistry -- Harry, Hogwarts, and folk pharmacopoeias--mysteries in the past and magic in the future.
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ISBN:
9781591022312
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Book

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