A Dictionary of Chemistry

Paperback | February 8, 2016

EditorRichard Rennie, Jonathan Law

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Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 5000 entries--over 175 new to this edition--it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry tobiochemistry. The seventh edition boasts broader coverage in areas such as nuclear magnetic resonance, polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and graphene, and absolute configuration, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these fields. New diagrams have been added and existing diagrams updated to illustrate topics that would benefit from a visual aid. There are also biographical entries on key figures, featured entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomictheory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.

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Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 5000 entries--over 175 new to this edition--it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry tobiochemistry. The seventh edition boasts broader cove...

Richard Rennie has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several reference books including A Dictionary of Physics and the Dictionary of C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198722826

ISBN - 13:9780198722823

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Table of Contents

PrefaceEditors and ContributorsDictionary of Chemistry A-ZAtomic Theory ChronologyBiochemistry ChronologyCrystal Defects (Feature)Explosives ChronologyPlastics ChronologyPolymers (Feature)Appendices:The Greek AlphabetFundamental constantsSI UnitsThe Electromagnetic SpectrumThe Periodic TableThe Chemical ElementsOrganic Functional GroupsNobel Prize WinnersUseful Websites

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Review from previous edition: "A favourite. It should be in every classroom and library ... the reader is drawn inevitably from one entry to the next merely to satisfy curiosity" --School Science Review