Designing the Molecular World: Chemistry at the Frontier

Designing the Molecular World: Chemistry at the Frontier

by Philip Ball

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691029009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1996
Series: Princeton Science Library , #19
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,319,459
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip Ball, Associate Editor for Physical Sciences for Nature, has written on the new chemistry for both technical journals and popular magazines and newspapers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introducton: Engineering the Elements

Ch. 1 How It All Fits Together: The architecture of molecules

Ch. 2 Bringing Down the Barriers: Getting chemical reactions to go

Ch. 3 Caught in the Act: Watching atoms dance

Ch. 4 Impossible Order: When atoms meet geometry

Ch. 5 Perfect Hosts and Welcome Guests: Molecules that recognize each other and build themselves

Ch. 6 Metals from Molecules: Electronics goes organic

Ch. 7 A Soft and Sticky World: The self-organizing magic of colloid chemistry

Ch. 8 Chemical Beginnings: How chemistry came to life

Ch. 9 Far from Stable: Fractals, chaos, and complexity in chemistry

Ch. 10 Transforming the Globe: The crises of atmospheric chemistry

Bibliography

Index

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