50 chemistry ideas you really need to know


Chemistry is at the cutting ege of our lives. How does a silicon chip work? How can we harness natural products to combat human disease? And is it possible to create artificial muscles? Providing answers to these questions and many more, this book is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into our origins, as well as continuing to revolutionize life as we know it. In 50 short instalments, the book discusses everything from the arguments of the key thinkers to the latest research methods, using timelines to place each theory in context – telling you all you need to know about the most important ideas in chemistry, past and present.

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Master the chemistry ideas that shape the world we live in today.

In a series of 50 accessible essays, Hayley Birch introduces and explains everything you need to know about the world of chemistry, offering fascinating insights into our origins and life as we know it.

From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology and from fermentation to the periodic table, 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is a complete introduction to the most important chemistry concepts in history.

Contents include: Thermodynamics, Catalysts, Fermentation, Green Chemistry, Separation, Crystallography, Microfabrication, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry Occurring in Nature, Manmade Solutions: Beer, Plastic, Artificial Muscles and Hydrogen Future.

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Weight 0.14 kg
Dimensions 17.6 × 11 × 1.8 cm










540.2 (edition:23)


College – higher education / Code: F


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