Chemistry in the Marketplace

ISBN-10: 1865082554

ISBN-13: 9781865082554

Edition: 5th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Ben Selinger

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If you enjoy fresh sights, new foods, and making voyages of discovery into the world around you, you will enjoy this book.This invaluable reference book explores the hidden world of chemistry that surrounds us in our daily life: in the bedroom (perfumes, deodorants and sunscreens); the kitchen (nutrition, food preparation and commercial processing); the restaurant (wine, food additives and poisons). It leads you into the garden where a consumer's safety guide is essential, through the chemistry of soils, weeds and pesticides. It explores your car (petrol, batteries and solar energy), your home safety (toxicity and flammability), your shopping basket (plastics, glass and metals) and the environment (the ozone layer and greenhouse effect).The serious science in this traveller's guide is clearly explained in terms everyone can understand. Illustrated with fascinating anecdotes, interesting snippets of information, and experiments which further clarify the topic, it is both informative and entertaining, and is an excellent reference source for real-life applications of chemistry.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 1/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Some basic ideas
Chemistry of health and risk
Chemistry in the laundry
Chemistry in the kitchen
Chemistry in the boudoir
Chemistry of surfaces
Chemistry in the garden
Chemistry of swimming pools
Chemistry of hardware
Chemistry of metals
Chemistry of fibres, fabrics and other yarns
Chemistry of paints, adhesives, enamels and concrete
Chemistry in the medicine cabinet
Chemistry of energy
Chemistry in the dining room
Chemistry of ionising radiation
Nomenclature in chemistry
The prevalence of logarithmic scales
Use of phase diagrams
Lead pottery glazes
Child poisoning
Drug taking data - Australian Bureau of Statistics 1995
Top 50 pharmaceutical benefits prescriptions 1995-1996
The entropy game
Approved additive numbers
Chemicals available in the marketplace
Glossary
Index
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