The Problems of Chemistry

The Problems of Chemistry

by W. Graham Richards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192891723

ISBN-13: 9780192891723

Pub. Date: 04/03/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this stimulating work, Graham Richards provides general readers and students with an authoritative introduction to the central problems currently faced by chemistry. In clear, down-to-earth language he explains how atoms join to form molecules, and explores the major challenges preoccupying chemists, including the synthesis of new substances such as drugs,

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In this stimulating work, Graham Richards provides general readers and students with an authoritative introduction to the central problems currently faced by chemistry. In clear, down-to-earth language he explains how atoms join to form molecules, and explores the major challenges preoccupying chemists, including the synthesis of new substances such as drugs, plastics, detergents and dyes. The book also examines the spectacular advances that have been made in the chemical understanding of genetics and the mechanisms of living organisms— a necessary prelude to genetic engineering—and considers the various ethical and social problems spawned by the new chemistry. Richards is a widely published author of many books and articles on chemistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192891723
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/03/1986
Series:
Problems of Science Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. How It All Started: Molecules in Interstellar Space
2. The Nature of Chemistry
3. The Earth's Atmosphere: Gases
4. The Earth's Crust: Solids
5. The Earth's Rivers and Seas: Liquids
6. Molecules and Life
7. Symmetry in Chemistry
8. Small Molecules in Biology
9. Drugs
10. Food
11. The Chemistry of Energy
12. Giant Molecules: Man-Made Materials
13. Chemistry for Pleasure
14. Chemsitry for Profit
15. Chemistry in Practice
16. Problems and Promise

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