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Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History (Science Essentials)

By Donald E. Canfield

The air we breathe is twenty-one percentage oxygen, an volume better than on the other identified global. whereas we might take our air without any consideration, Earth used to be no longer continually an oxygenated planet. How did it turn into this manner? Donald Canfield--one of the world's prime gurus on geochemistry, earth heritage, and the early oceans--covers this monstrous historical past, emphasizing its courting to the evolution of existence and the evolving chemistry of the Earth. Canfield courses readers during the a number of strains of medical proof, considers a few of the improper turns and lifeless ends alongside the best way, and highlights the scientists and researchers who've made key discoveries within the box. displaying how Earth's surroundings constructed through the years, Oxygen takes readers on a amazing trip during the heritage of the oxygenation of our planet.

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Principles of Modern Chemistry

By David W. Oxtoby

Lengthy thought of the normal for masking chemistry at a excessive point, ideas of recent CHEMISTRY, 7e keeps to set the normal because the most recent, rigorous, and chemically and mathematically exact publication out there. completely revised and up-to-date all through to bolster its sound "atoms first" method, this authoritative ebook now positive aspects new content material, and new paintings. additionally, the textual content is now extra reader pleasant with out compromising its rigor. End-of-chapter studying aids now specialize in simply an important key pursuits, equations and ideas, making it more uncomplicated for readers to find bankruptcy content material, whereas new functions to a variety of disciplines, akin to biology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and drugs deepen readers' knowing of the relevance of chemistry in present day international.

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

By Oliver Sacks

Lengthy ahead of Oliver Sacks grew to become a unusual neurologist and bestselling author, he used to be a small English boy interested by metals–also through chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), images, squids and cuttlefish, H.G. Wells, and the periodic desk. during this forever fascinating and eloquent memoir, the writer of The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat and Awakenings chronicles his love affair with technology and the magnificently unusual and occasionally harrowing early life within which that love affair unfolded.

In Uncle Tungsten we meet Sacks’ striking family members, from his health practitioner mom (who introduces the fourteen-year-old Oliver to the paintings of human dissection) and his father, a kin medical professional who imbues in his son an early enthusiasm for housecalls, to his “Uncle Tungsten,” whose manufacturing unit produces tungsten-filament lightbulbs. We persist with the younger Oliver as he's exiled on the age of six to a grim, sadistic boarding university to flee the London Blitz, and later watch as he units approximately passionately reliving the exploits of his chemical heroes–in his own residence laboratory. Uncle Tungsten is a crystalline view of an excellent younger brain springing to existence, a narrative of growing to be up that's via turns elegiac, comedian, and wistful, filled with the electrifying pleasure of discovery.

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Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

Jam-packed with the data, examples, and difficulties you want to discover ways to "think like a chemist," CHEMISTRY: AN ATOMS FIRST method is designed that can assist you turn into an self sustaining problem-solver. The textual content starts with assurance of the atom and proceeds during the notion of molecules, constitution, and bonding. This process, varied out of your highschool direction, can help you turn into an excellent severe philosopher and a powerful problem-solver -- talents that might be necessary to you in any profession.

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Modern Drug Synthesis

Following Contemporary Drug Synthesis and The artwork of Drug Synthesis (Wiley, 2004 and 2007), well-received works, is that this new booklet that demystifies the method of recent drug discovery for practitioners and scholars. An more desirable advent covers components resembling historical past, pharmacology, SAR, PK/PD, efficacy, and safeguard. targeting the benefits of strategy synthesis as opposed to the invention artificial course, sleek Drug Synthesis gains authoritative insurance via amazing editors and authors (some bankruptcy authors are the particular inventor of the drug) of twenty varied drug molecules.

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Name Reactions of Functional Group Transformations

This functional, well-organized reference delves deeply into sensible workforce ameliorations, to supply the entire specific info that researchers desire.

  • Topics are equipped into the next sections: oxidation, relief, uneven synthesis, and practical crew manipulations
  • Each part encompasses a description of the sensible staff transformation, the historic point of view, mechanisms, adaptations and enhancements at the response, man made utilities and functions for the response, experimental information, and references to the first literature
  • Contributors are famous and revered for his or her paintings at the particular identify reactions.

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Fundamentals of Chemistry

Designed for the one-semester preparatory chemistry path, the recent, 5th variation of basics of Chemistry presents scholars with an excellent beginning in challenge fixing for the entire subject parts lined in a typical normal chemistry direction.

The writer not just presents a transparent constant method to aid scholars enhance conceptual and quantitative problem-solving talents, but in addition engages scholars by utilizing analogies that relate chemistry to lifestyle. scholars who need assistance with mathematical manipulations, in addition to studying and writing medical fabric, will locate Goldberg’s textual content a great studying tool.

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Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies

By Alvin W. Orbaek

The effortless approach to get a grip on inorganic chemistry

Inorganic chemistry should be an intimidating topic, however it does not must be! no matter if you are at present enrolled in an inorganic chemistry classification otherwise you have a heritage in chemistry and need to extend your wisdom, Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies is the approachable, hands-on advisor you could belief for quick, effortless learning.

Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies contains a thorough advent to the examine of the synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds. In simple English, it explains the rules of inorganic chemistry and comprises worked-out difficulties to augment your knowing of the major theories and ideas of the field.

  • Presents details in an efficient and easy manner
  • Covers themes you will stumble upon in a standard inorganic chemistry course
  • Provides plain-English reasons of complex concepts

If you are pursuing a occupation as a nurse, surgeon, or engineer or a lifelong learner trying to make experience of this interesting topic, Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies is the fast and painless option to grasp inorganic chemistry.

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Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science)

This complete quantity marks a brand new usual in scholarship within the rising box of the philosophy of chemistry. Philosophers, chemists, and historians of technological know-how ask a few primary questions about the connection among philosophy and chemistry.

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Perspectives on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

By Felix A. Carroll

Helps to enhance new views and a deeper realizing of natural chemistry

Instructors and scholars alike have praised Perspectives on constitution and Mechanism in natural Chemistry since it motivates readers to consider natural chemistry in new and intriguing methods. in response to the author's first hand school room event, the textual content makes use of complementary conceptual versions to offer new views at the constructions and reactions of natural compounds.

The first 5 chapters of the textual content speak about the constitution and bonding of sturdy molecules and reactive intermediates. those are through a bankruptcy exploring the equipment that natural chemists use to check response mechanisms. the rest chapters study forms of acid-base, substitution, addition, removing, pericyclic, and photochemical reactions.

This Second Edition has been completely up to date and revised to mirror the newest findings in actual natural chemistry. additionally, this version features:
• New references to the most recent basic and evaluate literature
• extra examine inquiries to aid readers greater comprehend and practice new techniques in natural chemistry
• insurance of recent subject matters, together with density practical idea, quantum thought of atoms in molecules, Marcus thought, molecular simulations, impression of solvent on natural reactions, uneven induction in nucleophilic additions to carbonyl compounds, and dynamic results on response pathways

The approximately four hundred difficulties within the textual content do greater than let scholars to check their figuring out of the suggestions awarded in every one bankruptcy. additionally they inspire readers to actively evaluate and evaluation the chemical literature and to advance and guard their very own ideas.

With its emphasis on complementary types and self sufficient problem-solving, this article is perfect for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes in natural chemistry.

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