Joy of Chemistry The Amazing Science of Familiar Things

ISBN-10: 1591027713

ISBN-13: 9781591027713

Edition: 2010

Authors: Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf

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Uses hands-on demonstrations with familiar materials to illustrate the concepts of chemistry in terms of everyday experience. The original edition was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 393
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Opening Quote
A Few Necessary Words On Safety
Shopping List and Solutions
A Moment For Metric
Introductory Demonstration: Bottle Rocket and Oobleck
Introduction—It Begins With a Bang...And A Splat
Introductory Example: Chemistry and Cars
Introduction: Theory, Octaves, And Scales
Water Witch
Electrons And Atoms, Elephants and Fleas
For Example: Protons and Photocopiers
Coppers and Robbers
Periodically Speaking
For Example: Elements of Diversity
Stop-and-Go Chemistry
Reason, Reactions, And Redox
For Example: Firefighters and the Chemistry of Combustion
Purple-Cabbage Indicator
The Basic Stuff
For Example: Swimming Pool pH
Blue Blob, Black Ink
Chemical Partners: Who Does What To Whom
For Example: Hard Water, Soft Water
Bond, Chemical Bond
The Tie That Binds, The Chemicals That Bond
For Example: Semiconductors
Gemstone Chemistry
Sticking To Principles
For Example: Engineering-Chemical, That Is
Layer upon Layer
Slipping And Sliding, Intermolecularly
For Example: The Physics of the Flush Toilet
Concentrating on Color, Salty Dog
Concentration-On Being Alone Together
For Example: What Body, What Aroma, What Chemistry
The Soda Bottle Crunch
It's a Gas
For Example: Gutsy Gas
It's in the Air
When Gases Put On Airs
For Example: Hardwired for Respiration
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Crystal Clear Chemistry
For Example: Diamonds Are (Almost) Forever
Hot Packs and Cold Packs
When Matters Heat Up
For Example: Refrigeration on the Road
Zoned-Out Ice
A Whole New Phase
For Example: When Good Pizza Goes Bad
All Things Being Equal
Equilibrium-Chemistry's Two-Way Street
For Example: Breathing Out and Breathing In
Antifreeze and Antiboil
Colligative Properties-Strength In Numbers
For Example: Kidneys and Chemistry
Kick it up a Notch
Chemical Kinetics-A Veritable Explosion
For Example: When Your Car Comes Knocking
Black-Light Chemistry, Paper-Clip Chemistry
Electrons and Photons-Turning On The Light
For Example: Photon Meets Electron-Solar Energy
Introduction: Playing The Tunes
Organic Chemistry Demonstration: Aspirin to Acid
Simply Organic
Inorganic Chemistry Demonstration: Entropy, Ammonia, and Amoeba
Chemistry Rocks
Biochemistry Demonstration: Fat, Flatulence, and Bean Soup
The Body of Chemistry Meets the Chemistry of the Body
Analytical Chemistry Demonstration: The Proof Is in the Prints
Chemist As Analyst
Demonstration for the Future: Medicine Cabinet Chemistry
Harry, Hogwarts, and Folk Pharmacopoeias-Mysteries In The Past And Magic In The Future
Appendix: Elements Listed By Name, Symbol, And Atomic Number
Endnotes And Credits
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