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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Chemistry

David Cook (Editor) David Cook (Compiler)
Synopsis Dictionary is something that one keeps referring to time and again. Whenever the word dictionary is used. One is determined to think of a dictionary of English language. But contrary to that, this series consists of dictionaries on almost all the subject that one can think of, be it economics or genetic engineering, to something so uncommon and least thought about as astronomy. This series is an attempt to provide the readers with a repertoire of terms in almost all subjects that are taught at the university level. The presentation and instructional strategy used in this series have been selected keeping the sole aim of clarity and clear comprehension in mind. The explanation is concise and supported by informative illustrations and examples. This series is designed with the sole objective of creating such glossaries that act as ready reckoners for those who refer to them. Chemistry deals with the properties of over a hundred elements. These elements range from highly reactive metals, such as sodium, to noble metals, such as gold. They include the metal and nonmetals, which range from the aggressive oxidizing agent flouring to unreactive gases such as helium. To provide mastery and appreciation of the broad sweep of the subject, the definitions focuses on trends in reactivity, molecular structure, and properties of the elements and their compounds in relation to their position in the periodic table. These general periodic trends provide a foundation for an initial understanding . Chemical compounds vary from ionic solids, which can be described by simple applications of classical electrostatics, to covalent compounds and metals, to the organic compounds, which are best described by models that have their origin in quantum mechanics. All the above stated facts are specially taken into considerations while developing this dictionary. The terms provides are thoroughly researched and are exhaustive. The language is simple and easy to understand. Even a beginner in the field of Chemistry can understand them without any hitch. This dictionary will certainly prove to be a boon for the readers in getting their cause.
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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Chemistry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 8182741378
length 232p., Figures; 23cm.