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Braving the Elementsby Harry B Gray
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Book News Annotation:
A nonmathematical description of the principles of chemistry, explaining chemical bonding, biochemistry, synthetic materials, and atmospheric chemistry in the context of the origins and history of chemistry, the roles of important medicinal, recreational, and weapons-related chemicals in society, and the business implications of the chemicals industry. Includes b&w photos and diagrams and a glossary, and appendices of electronic configurations of atoms and lists of proven and suspected carcinogens. For non-chemistry majors.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-406) and index.
Table of Contents
The periodic table — The alchemist's dream — Chemical bonding — Newsworthy molecules — Chemical reactivity — Wall Street chemistry — Synthetic materials — Biochemistry — Photochemistry — Atmospheric chemistry — Chemistry and cancer.
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