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The New Chemistry: A Showcase for Modern Chemistry and Its Applicationsby Nina Hall
Synopses & Reviews
This original and fascinating book highlights the most important developments in chemistry over the past 30 years, from the discovery of new elements and synthetic techniques to the design of drugs and materials. Each chapter is written by one of the world's leading chemists in that particular field, including several Nobel Prize winners. Throughout, the volume is copiously illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams.
Book News Annotation:
An anthology of 17 reviews focusing not on applications as most general chemistry texts do, but on the underlying science. The contributors, three of then Nobel laureates, discuss the strategies behind making complex molecules, the intricate chemistry of metals, the chemistry that happens at surfaces, the study of chemical bonding and reactions, and other aspects. They ran out of book before they could get to analytic chemistry.
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This book highlights the most important developments in modern chemistry. It covers a wide range of topics and includes contributions from several Nobel Prize winners. Written in a clear and lively style, and copiously illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about modern chemistry.
Unique and accessible overview of modern chemistry, including contributions from several Nobel Prize winners.
Table of Contents
Preface Nina Hall; Introduction Roald Hoffman; 1. The search for new elements Glenn Seaborg and Walter Loveland; 2. Bonding and theory of atoms and molecules John N. Murrell; 3. Chemistry in a new light Jim Baggott; 4. Novel energy sources for reactions Shono Tatsuya, D. Michael P. Mingos, David R. Baghurst and Paul D. Lickiss; 5. What, why and when is a metal? Peter P. Edwards; 6. The clothing of metal ions: coordination chemistry at the turn of the millennium Malcolm Chisholm; 7. Surface chemistry Gabor A. Somorjai; 8. New roads to molecular complexity K. C. Nicolaou, E. W. Yue and T. Oshima; 9. Medicines from nature Jim Staunton and Kira Weissman; 10. From pharms to farms Stanley Roberts, Bhupinder Khambay and Richard H. Bromilow; 11. Metals in biology Robert J. P. Williams; 12. Supramolecular chemistry Jean-Marie Lehn and Philip Ball; 13. Advanced materials Paul Calvert; 14. Molecular electronics Bob Munn; 15. Electrochemical and photochemical energy conservation Andrew Hamnett and Paul Christensen; 16. Chemistry far from equilibrium: thermodynamics, order and chaos Ilya Prigogine, Dilip Kondepudi and Guy Dewel; 17. Chemistry in society Colin Russell.
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