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Chemistry in the Marketplace / Edition 5

Chemistry in the Marketplace / Edition 5

by Ben Selinger


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ISBN-13: 9781865082554
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: Fifth Edition, Fifth edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Ben Selinger is Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. His extracurricular activities have included consumer protection, regulating Australia’s chemicals, and providing features on science on talk-back radio and for the Canberra Times. He received a Eureka Prize for Science Communication from the Australian Museum.

Russell Barrow is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University. He researches the roles of chemicals in natural systems, including chemicals involved in ecological processes such as plant pollination and the chemistry of compounds from mushrooms that are used traditionally in Papua, New Guinea.

Table of Contents

About the authors

1 Molecular musings
2 Chemistry of health and risk
3 Chemistry of surfaces
4 Chemistry in the laundry
5 Chemistry in the kitchen
6 Chemistry in the dining room
7 Biochemistry of metabolism and sport
8 Chemistry of cosmetics
9 Chemistry in the medicine cabinet
10 Chemistry of plastics and glass
11 Chemistry of fibres, fabrics and other yarns
12 Chemistry in the garden
13 Chemistry of hardware and stationery
14 Chemistry in the swimming pool
15 Chemistry at the beach
16 Biological effects of metals and metalloids
17 Chemistry in the energy sector
18 Chemistry of ionising radiation
19 Experiments

Appendix 1: Nomenclature in chemistry
Appendix 2: Reporting amounts of material (units)
Appendix 3: Prevalence of logarithmic scales
Appendix 4: How much is safe?
Appendix 5: Phase diagrams
Appendix 6: Metal foils
Appendix 7: Metal alloys
Appendix 8: Maillard reaction
Appendix 9: Refractive index
Appendix 10: Glass transition temperature (Tg)
Appendix 11: The entropy game


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