Chemistry

A novel

Author: Weike Wang

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1524731757

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Ann Patchett on PBS NewsHour, Minnesota Public Radio, PopSugar, Maris Kreizman, The Morning News Winner of Ploughshares’ John C. Zacharis Award Winner of a Whiting Award A Belletrist Amuse Book At first glance, the quirky, overworked narrator of Weike Wang’s debut novel seems to be on the cusp of a perfect life: she is studying for a prestigious PhD in chemistry that will make her Chinese parents proud (or at least satisfied), and her successful, supportive boyfriend has just proposed to her. But instead of feeling hopeful, she is wracked with ambivalence: the long, demanding hours at the lab have created an exquisite pressure cooker, and she doesn’t know how to answer the marriage question. When it all becomes too much and her life plan veers off course, she finds herself on a new path of discoveries about everything she thought she knew. Smart, moving, and always funny, this unique coming-of-age story is certain to evoke a winning reaction.

The MCAT Chemistry Book

Author: Ajikumar Aryangat

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 1889057452

Category: Study Aids

Page: 480

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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Chemistry. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Chemistry Book presents a comprehensive review of general chemistry and organic chemistry to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test. Part I presents general chemistry concepts, and Part II presents organic chemistry concepts. The review sections are written in a user-friendly manner to simplify and reduce the student's burden when deciphering difficult concepts. At the end of each chapter, practice questions are included to test the understanding of the key concepts. Answers and explanations for the practice questions are provided after the review sections. Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify key ideas and concepts.

The Chemistry Book

From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

Author: Derek B. Lowe

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454911807

Category: Science

Page: 528

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From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

Chemistry

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199683972

Category: Science

Page: 144

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A look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture.

The Basics of Chemistry

Author: Richard Myers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316647

Category: Science

Page: 373

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Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Illustrations and diagrams help the student understand chemical structures and reactions, and numerous tables present a wealth of reference information. The historical developments of chemical concepts are traced, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry. Appendices include an extensive bibliography, a glossary of over 400 chemical terms, an overview of Nobel laureates in chemistry, and an element reference table. This book will be of use not only to students, but also to anyone seeking an overview of the field. Teachers of all grades can use Basics of Chemistry as a practical general reference.

Radioactivity: Introduction and History

Author: Michael F. L'Annunziata

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080548883

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Radioactivity: Introduction and History provides an introduction to radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth and radiation of cosmic origins. This book answers many questions for the student, teacher, and practitioner as to the origins, properties, detection and measurement, and applications of radioactivity. Written at a level that most students and teachers can appreciate, it includes many calculations that students and teachers may use in class work. Radioactivity: Introduction and History also serves as a refresher for experienced practitioners who use radioactive sources in his or her field of work. Also included are historical accounts of the lives and major achievements of many famous pioneers and Nobel Laureates who have contributed to our knowledge of the science of radioactivity. * Provides entry-level overview of every form of radioactivity including natural and artificial sources, and radiation of cosmic origin. * Includes many solved problems to practical questions concerning nuclear radiation and its interaction with matter * Historical accounts of the major achievements of pioneers and Nobel Laureates, who have contributed to our current knowledge of radioactivity

The Chemist

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316387851

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of. In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.

Chemistry

The Molecular Science

Author: John Olmsted,Gregory M. Williams

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780815184508

Category: Science

Page: 1189

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Designed to make general chemistry accessible to students, this textbook helps readers to visualize what is going on at an atomic/molecular level. Each chapter concludes with learning exercises, and problems to encourage active participation and retainment of key content.

Environmental Chemistry

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226004

Category: Science

Page: 419

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Many controversial environmental issues revolve around complex scientific arguments, which can be better understood with at least a minimal knowledge and understanding of the chemical reactions and processes going on in the world around us. This work offers an accessible introduction to chemical principles and concepts and makes the subject accessible to those with little or no previous knowledge of chemistry. (Midwest).

Quantum Inorganic Chemistry

Author: N.A

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854049677

Category: Science

Page: 465

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A discussion of recent developments in all aspects of computational chemistry.

Chemistry

Notable Research and Discoveries

Author: Kyle Kirkland

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074402

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Presents recent research and discoveries in the field of chemistry, including information on archeological chemistry, nanotechnology, and new chemicals and materials.

Chemistry

The Impure Science

Author: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 184816226X

Category: Chemistry

Page: 268

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This book uses history to introduce central issues in the philosophy of chemistry. Mobilizing the theme of impurity, it explores the tradition of chemistry''s negative image. It then argues for the positive philosophical value of chemistry, reflecting its characteristic practical engagement with the material world. The book concludes with some ethical reflections concerning chemistry''s orientations in the twenty-first century.The authors have previously both offered significant contributions to the history and philosophy of chemistry.

Business Chemistry

Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships

Author: Kim Christfort,Suzanne Vickberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119501644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A guide to putting cognitive diversity to work Ever wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel while others fumble? Or how you, as a leader, can make or break team potential? Business Chemistry holds the answers. Based on extensive research and analytics, plus years of proven success in the field, the Business Chemistry framework provides a simple yet powerful way to identify meaningful differences between people’s working styles. Who seeks possibilities and who seeks stability? Who values challenge and who values connection? Business Chemistry will help you grasp where others are coming from, appreciate the value they bring, and determine what they need in order to excel. It offers practical ways to be more effective as an individual and as a leader. Imagine you had a more in-depth understanding of yourself and why you thrive in some work environments and flounder in others. Suppose you had a clearer view on what to do about it so that you could always perform at your best. Imagine you had more insight into what makes people tick and what ticks them off, how some interactions unlock potential while others shut people down. Suppose you could gain people’s trust, influence them, motivate them, and get the very most out of your work relationships. Imagine you knew how to create a work environment where all types of people excel, even if they have conflicting perspectives, preferences and needs. Suppose you could activate the potential benefits of diversity on your teams and in your organizations, improving collaboration to achieve the group’s collective potential. Business Chemistry offers all of this--you don’t have to leave it up to chance, and you shouldn’t. Let this book guide you in creating great chemistry!

Invitation to Organic Chemistry

Author: Alyn William Johnson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763704322

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Colorful graphics and 19 chapters featuring such learning aids as "chemistry at work" and conceptual problems characterize this large text on a large subject. Cited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his pioneering work in the chemistry of ylides, Johnson (who spent most of his career at the U. of North Dakota), explores the smorgasbord of subject matter that is organic chemistry and new developments in the field. Appends a summary of nomenclature, spectra group assignments, and values of selected important compounds. The index is combined with a glossary. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Chemistry

The People Behind the Science

Author: Katherine E. Cullen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072221

Category: Chemistry

Page: 193

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Modern chemistry is the scientific study of the composition of the natural world. From the atomic theory of matter to the development of the first periodic table of elements to the explanation of the nature of chemical bonding, Chemistry examines 10 people who made some of the most progressive steps in the field. Each chapter contains relevant information on the scientist's childhood, research, discoveries, and lasting contributions to the field and concludes with a chronology and a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Applied Chemistry : Theory And Practice

Author: O. P. Vermani

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122408140

Category: Chemistry

Page: 330

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Is An Amalgam Of Theory And Experiments. It Serves As A Laboratory Manual Of Examination, Testing, Characterisation And Evaluation Of A Few Materials Of Wide Industrial And Engineering Application. The Significance And Practical Utility Of The Various Tests And The Inferences Drawn Therefore Have Been Described In Detail. The Derivation Of The Formulas, Where-Ever Used, The Introduction, Theory And Related Discussion Are Quite Elaborate And Touch The Level Of A Theory Text.The Book Has Been Designed To Cover The Laboratory Courses In Applied Chemistry At The Various Engineering And Technical Institutions. The Book Will Be Useful To The Students Where Applied Chemistry Is Taught At The M.Sc. Level And To Public Health/Water Analysis Laboratories. It Will Also Be Useful To The Students Of Industrial Chemistry A Subject That Is Being Introduced At The Undergraduate Level In Some Of The Universities.Students Of All Levels Of Intelligence From Very Weak To Extremely Brilliant Will Find Something Of Interest To Them In The Chapter On Solutions To Viva-Voce Questions A Striking Feature Of The Book.

Chemistry

Author: Steven S. Zumdahl,Susan A. Zumdahl

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415388

Category: Science

Page: 1200

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This fully updated Ninth Edition of Steven and Susan Zumdahl's CHEMISTRY brings together the solid pedagogy, easy-to-use media, and interactive exercises that today's instructors need for their general chemistry course. Rather than focusing on rote memorization, CHEMISTRY uses a thoughtful approach built on problem-solving. For the Ninth Edition, the authors have added a new emphasis on critical systematic problem solving, new critical thinking questions, and new computer-based interactive examples to help students learn how to approach and solve chemical problems--to learn to think like chemists--so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Students are provided with the tools to become critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and develop models, and to evaluate the outcome. In addition, Steven and Susan Zumdahl crafted ChemWork, an online program included in OWL Online Web Learning to support their approach, much as an instructor would offer support during office hours. ChemWork is just one of many study aids available with CHEMISTRY that supports the hallmarks of the textbook--a strong emphasis on models, real world applications, visual learning, and independent problem solving. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity

Author: John Kotz,Paul Treichel,John Townsend

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495387037

Category: Science

Page: 1312

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CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, combines thorough instruction with powerful multimedia tools to give you a deeper understanding of general chemistry concepts. The book has a long-standing reputation for logical organization; macro to micro orientation; a superior art program; and state-of-the art media, which is expanded in the new edition. The text clearly emphasizes the visual nature of chemistry and illustrates the close interrelationship of the macroscopic, symbolic, and particulate levels of chemistry. With clear writing, seamless technology integration, and robust homework/assessment tools, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, equips you with tools to empower the mastery, assignment, and assessment of chemical principles. The text's art program reveals these three levels in engaging detail--and is fully integrated with new key media components. The Web-based tutorial CengageNOWTM generates a personalized study plan to meet your specific needs and includes Go Chemistry mini video lectures and flash cards that offer the perfect quick review for students on the go. Fully customizable OWL is a Web-based homework system that maximizes study time and offers an optional e-book. With hundreds of guided simulations, animations, video clips, and more, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, is more completely integrated with accompanying technology than any other text on the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.