The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780746037942
  • Publisher: EDC Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Illustrated Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Physical chemistry
Physical chemistry 4
Properties and changes 5
States of matter 6
Elements, compounds and mixtures 8
Atoms and molecules 10
Atomic structure 12
Radioactivity 14
Bonding 16
Crystals 21
Measuring atoms 24
Representing chemicals 26
Gas laws 28
Solutions and solubility 30
Energy and chemical reactions 32
Oxidation and reduction 34
Acids and bases 36
Salts 39
Electrolysis 42
Reactivity 44
Rates of reaction 46
Reversible reactions 48
Inorganic chemistry
The periodic table 50
Inorganic chemistry 52
Hydrogen 53
Group I, the alkali metals 54
Group II, the alkaline-earth metals 56
Transition metals 58
Iron, copper and zinc 60
Group III elements 62
Group IV elements 63
Carbon 64
Group V elements 66
Group VI elements 69
Sulfur 70
Group VII, the halogens 72
Group VIII, the noble gases 75
Organic chemistry
Organic chemistry 76
Alkanes 78
Alkenes 79
Alkynes More homologous series 80
Alcohols 82
Petroleum 84
Polymers and plastics 86
Detergents 88
Food 90
Environmental chemistry
Water 92
Air and burning 94
Pollution 96
General chemistry information
The reactivity series 97
The properties of the elements 98
Naming simple organic compounds 100
The laboratory preparation of six common gases 102
Laboratory tests 104
Investigating substances 106
Qualitative and quantitative analysis 108
Apparatus 109
Chart of substances, symbols and formulas 112
Quantities and units 114
Glossary 116
Index 118
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