The Facts on File Dictionary of Chemistryby John Daintith
Aimed specifically at the needs of high school students and keyed to school syllabuses, The Facts On File Dictionary of Chemistry defines every chemical term and concept most people will ever need to know, in language that's easy to understand. All the basics of chemistry are covered: the elements, groups of compounds, formulas, equations, and chemical processes. Also featured are: techniques (e.g., Regnault's method, Bessemer process), instruments (e.g., the pyrometer, Beckmann thermometer), units of measure (e.g., angstrom, lux), and specialized uses of everyday terms (e.g., mordent, quenching).
Clear, concise, and informative
This revised edition reflects modern chemical nomenclature and the most uptodate information on the properties of elements. More than 3,000 entries explain, clearly and concisely, the most important and commonly used chemical terms. More than 50 line drawings illustrate chemical structures, and extensive cross references ensure the Dictionary's accessibility and ease of use.
Over 250 new entries have been added, including:
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Newly revised and expanded, The Dictionary of Chemistry is clear, concise, and informative. All the basics of chemistry are herethe elements, groups of compounds, formulas, equations, chemical processes, laboratory techniques, and instruments. It contains more than 2,500 entries and includes modern chemical nomenclature and the most up-to-the-minute information on the properties of elements. Over 250 new entries have been added, including: buckminsterfullerene, fullerite, nanotubes, quasicrystal, supramolecular chemistry, crown ether, and much more.
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