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Strange chemistry : the stories your chemistry teacher wouldn't tell you / Steven Farmer.

Farmer, Steven C., (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781119265269
  • ISBN: 1119265266
  • Physical Description: xvii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.

Contents / Notes

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
If you do not know any chemistry, this chapter is for you -- The only true aphrodisiac and other chemical extremes -- The poisons in everyday things -- Why old books smell good and other mysteries of everyday objects -- Bath salts and other drugs of abuse -- Why oil is such a big part of our lives -- Why Junior mintsĀ® are shiny and other weird facts about your food -- The radioactive banana and other examples of natural radioactivity -- Chemistry is explosive! -- The chemistry in Breaking Bad and other popular culture -- Why you should not use illegally made drugs : the organic chemistry reason.
Summary, etc.:
"This book opens the audience's eyes to the extraordinary scientific secrets hiding in everyday objects. Helping readers increase chemistry knowledge in a fun and entertaining way, the book is perfect as a supplementary textbook or gift to curious professionals and novices. Appeals to a modern audience of science lovers by discussing multiple examples of chemistry in everyday life; Addresses compounds that affect everyone in one way or another: poisons, pharmaceuticals, foods, and illicit drugs; thereby evoking a powerful emotional response which increases interest in the topic at hand; Focuses on edgy types of stories that chemists generally tend to avoid so as not to paint chemistry in a bad light; however, these are the stories that people find interesting; Provides detailed and sophisticated stories that increase the reader's fundamental scientific knowledge; Discusses complex topics in an engaging and accessible manner, providing the "how" and "why" that takes readers deeper into the stories"--The publisher.
Subject: Chemistry > Popular works.

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