From Alchemy to Chemistry (Dover Science Books)

By John Read

"Chemistry, particularly, is able, whilst definitely awarded, of constructing a robust attract the intelligence and the mind's eye; for, because the following pages are meant to teach, it's the so much romantic of all of the branches of technological know-how; and in its variegated background, stretching again via unnumbered generations of alchemists into an indefinite previous, its current votaries have (if they yet knew) a richly human and humanistic heritage." — from the Preface
Written for the layman, this available background takes a huge, humanistic standpoint, eschewing chemical equations and formulae. as an alternative it concentrates at the nice figures of chemistry and the information that revolutionized the technological know-how, from earliest historical past to the trendy era.
Much of the booklet is dedicated to alchemy and such themes because the philosopher's stone, alchemical crypticism and symbolism, pseudo-alchemists, Paracelsus, and the "swan track" of alchemy because the clinical revolution took carry. within the ultimate chapters, the writer takes up the advance of recent chemistry, together with atomic idea, the character of the weather, the start of natural chemistry, and extra. vast in scope, erudite but readable, this wealthy and soaking up narrative will entice an individual attracted to the lengthy and colourful historical past of chemical technology. word list. 50 illustrations.

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March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure

The new, revised and up-to-date 7th variation of March’s complicated natural Chemistry sincerely explains the theories and examples of natural chemistry, supplying the main accomplished source approximately natural chemistry available.

Readers are guided on making plans and execution of multi-step man made reactions, with particular descriptions of all of the reactions. The first 5 chapters care for the constitution of natural compounds and discuss vital natural chemistry bonds, basic ideas of conformation, and stereochemistry of natural molecules, and reactive intermediates in natural chemistry. Chapters 6 to nine are involved in normal ideas of mechanism in natural chemistry, together with acids and bases, photochemistry, sonochemistry and microwave irradiation, and at last the connection among constitution and reactivity. The final 10 chapters disguise the character and the scope of natural reactions and their mechanisms.

The 7th version proves back it's a must-have laptop reference and textbook for each scholar operating in natural chemistry or comparable fields.

Key beneficial properties of the 7th edition:

  • Every bankruptcy has been up-to-date with the latest response details with references to either the first and assessment literature
  • New to the 7th version: 5,500 references because the final version, updates / rewrites of the retained sections, and an up-to-date index in Appendix B
  • Contains greater than 1650 reactions and 20,000 worthy references to the first literature
  • Includes appendices at the literature of natural chemistry and the class of reactions in line with the compounds synthesized
  • Guides the reader on making plans and execution of multi-step artificial reactions, with distinctive descriptions of all of the reactions. 

Reviews of the former edition:

"...a favourite normal natural chemistry textual content and an easy-to-use one-volume reference. we're convinced that this e-book will stay a dominant reference and that it'll dwell on many chemists' own bookshelves." –Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

"Who can desire to be heavily permitted as a member of the natural chemistry neighborhood with no being in ownership of a minimum of one variation of 'March'?" –Chemistry and Industry

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Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change

By Patricia Amateis

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of topic and Change through Martin Silberberg has been famous within the common chemistry industry as an remarkable vintage. The 7th variation retains speed with the evolution of pupil studying via including and considerably improving pattern difficulties, a key source of scholars. The textual content nonetheless comprises extraordinary macroscopic-to-microscopic molecular illustrations, constant step by step labored routines in each bankruptcy, and an intensive diversity of end-of-chapter difficulties, which offer enticing purposes masking a large choice of pursuits, together with engineering, medication, fabrics, and environmental reports. adjustments were made to the textual content and functions all through to cause them to extra succinct, to the paintings to make it extra teachable and smooth, and to the layout to make it extra simplistic and open.

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Medical Biochemistry at a Glance

By J. G. Salway

Supplying a concise, illustrated precis of biochemistry and its relevance to scientific drugs, Medical Biochemistry at a Glance is meant for college kids of medication and the biomedical sciences akin to foodstuff, biochemistry, activities technological know-how, clinical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, pharmacy, body structure, pharmacology, genetics and veterinary technology. It additionally offers a succinct evaluation and reference for scientific practitioners and biomedical scientists who have to quick refresh their wisdom of clinical biochemistry.

The ebook is designed as a revision consultant for college kids getting ready for examinations and includes themes which were pointed out as 'high-yield' evidence for the us clinical Licensing exam (USMLE), Step 1.

This 3rd edition:

  • Has been completely revised and up-to-date and is now in complete color throughout
  • Is written by means of the writer of the highly profitable Metabolism at a Glance (ISBN 9781405107167)
  • Features up to date and stronger medical correlates
  • Expands its assurance with a brand new part on Molecular Biology
  • Includes a new significant other site of self-assessment questions and solutions at

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Handbook of Computational Chemistry

The 1st half in short describes diversified equipment utilized in computational chemistry with out going into exhaustive info of concept. simple assumptions universal to the vast majority of computational tools in accordance with both quantum or statistical mechanics are defined. specific realization is paid to the boundaries in their applicability. the second one half involves a sequence of sections exemplifying a number of the, most vital purposes of computational chemistry. Molecular buildings, modeling of varied houses of molecules and chemical reactions are mentioned. either floor and excited kingdom homes are coated within the fuel part in addition to in recommendations. strong nation fabrics and nanomaterials are defined partially 3. among the themes lined are clusters, periodic constructions, and nano-systems. certain emphasis is put on the environmental results of nanostructures. half 4 is dedicated to an incredible classification of fabrics – biomolecules. It specializes in fascinating types for organic platforms which are studied via computational chemists. RNA, DNA, and proteins are mentioned intimately. Examples are given for calculations in their homes and interactions. The function of solvents in biologically major reactions is published, in addition to the connection among molecular constitution and serve as of assorted periods of biomolecules. half 5 positive aspects new bonus fabric dedicated to Chemoinformatics. This zone is key for lots of functions of computational equipment. The part features a dialogue of easy principles resembling molecular constitution, molecular descriptors and chemical similarity. also, QSAR options and screening tools are coated. additionally, to be had open resource chemoinformatics software program is gifted and mentioned.

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CliffsNotes Chemistry Quick Review, 2nd Edition (Cliffsquickreview)

By Harold D Nathan

Inside the Book:

  • Elements

  • Atoms

  • Atomic constitution

  • Electron Configurations

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Organic Compounds

  • States of topic

  • Gases

  • Solutions

  • Acids and Bases

  • Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

  • Electrochemistry

  • Equilibrium

  • Thermodynamics

  • Review Questions

  • Resource heart

  • Glossary

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CliffsNotes fast assessment publications provide you with a transparent, concise, easy-to-use overview of the fundamentals. Introducing every one subject, defining key words, and punctiliously jogging you thru pattern difficulties, this consultant is helping you take hold of and comprehend the real techniques had to be successful.

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Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd Edition

By Nivaldo J. Tro

Adapted from Nivaldo J. Tro’s best-selling common chemistry ebook, Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach focuses solely at the center innovations of basic chemistry with no sacrificing intensity or relevance. Tro's unparalleled - and three-column problem-solving process is used all through to provide scholars adequate perform during this basic ability. a distinct integration of macroscopic, molecular, and symbolic illustrations is helping scholars to imagine a number of the dimensions of chemistry; Tro’s enticing writing type captures student’s recognition with proper functions. The Second Edition deals a wealth of recent and revised difficulties, nearly 50 new conceptual connections, an up to date artwork application all through, and is on the market with MasteringChemistry®, the main complicated on-line educational and evaluate software on hand.


This package deal contains:

  • Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular method, moment variation

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (Bloomsbury Sigma)

People are serious about homicide. the recognition of homicide secret books, television sequence, or even board video games indicates that there's an urge for food for demise, and the more odd or macabre the strategy, the higher. With gunshots or stabbings the reason for dying is apparent, yet poisons are inherently extra mysterious. How are a few compounds so lethal in such tiny amounts?

Agatha Christie used poison to kill her characters extra usually than the other crime fiction author. The poison was once a important a part of the radical, and her selection of lethal elements was once faraway from random; the chemical and physiological features of every poison offer very important clues to the invention of the assassin. Christie verified her broad chemical wisdom (much of it gleaned through operating in a pharmacy in the course of either global wars) in lots of of her novels, yet this is often not often favored via the reader.

Written by way of former learn chemist Kathryn Harkup, every one bankruptcy takes a distinct novel and investigates the poison utilized by the assassin. truth- and fun-packed, A is for Arsenic appears at why definite chemical substances kill, how they have interaction with the physique, and the feasibility of acquiring, administering, and detecting those poisons, either while Christie used to be writing and today.

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Fullerenes: Nanochemistry, Nanomagnetism, Nanomedicine, Nanophotonics

At the interface among chemistry, biology, and physics, fullerenes have been one of many first gadgets to be dissected, scanned, and studied via the trendy multi-specialty biotech neighborhood and are at the moment thriving in either examine and functional program. different participants of the sp2 nanocarbon kinfolk, equivalent to nanotubes and graphene, are presently being studied with the power equivalent to or more than of the early days of buckminsterfullerene.

Fullerenes: Nanochemistry, Nanomagnetism, Nanomedicine, Nanophotonics makes use of a computational platform to embody distinguishing fullerene positive factors: strange electrons and specific donor-acceptor talents. the writer showcases fullerene nanoscience from a computational perspective, intertwining thought and test to explain key recommendations in fullerene technology and destiny avenues of exploration. the writer makes use of fullerene club in sp2 nanocarbon nanoscience to illustrate the intimate similarity within the habit of fullerene, carbon nanotubes, and grapheme.

The majority of obtainable books on fullerenes and nanocarbons are amassed works and stories of authors with various perspectives and pursuits. whereas taking part in an important position within the advancements of nanoscience, those collections don't current a coherent research of the prestige of the sphere. This e-book, nevertheless, provides a unified creation to the multidisciplinary international of fullerene nanoscience in keeping with a unmarried paradigm of innovations, terminology, and concepts. The conceptual procedure is out there, deeply grounded by means of quantum concept, and simply tailored to either glossy desktops and the school room.

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