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The best chemistry books will help anyone with an interest in science understand about formulas, reactions and the Periodic Table.

  • Higher Chemistry Grade Booster

    Leckie & Leckie

    Product Code: AKELP
    Paperback 14 years +
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  • Higher Chemistry RevisionGuide

    Bob Wilson

    Product Code: AKELE
    Paperback 14 years +
    Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide - the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher Chemistry SQA examination with this Success Guide - the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: * Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks * Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall * Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for * Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments
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  • Elementary

    James M. Russell

    Product Code: BYAPR
    Hardback
    The periodic table, created in the early 1860s by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, marked one of the most extraordinary advances in modern chemistry. This basic visual aid helped scientists to gain a deeper understanding of what chemical elements really were: and, astonishingly, it also correctly predicted the properties of elements that hadn't been discovered at the time. Here, in the authoritative Elementary, James Russell uses his lively, accessible and engaging narrative to tell the story behind all the elements we now know about. From learning about the creation of the first three elements, hydrogen, lithium and helium, in the big bang, through to oxygen and carbon, which sustain life on earth - along with the many weird and wonderful uses of elements as varied as fluorine, arsenic, krypton and einsteinium - even the most unscientifically minded will be enthralled by this fascinating subject. Russell compellingly details these most basic building blocks of the universe, and the people who identified, isolated and even created them.
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  • All About Chemistry

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: APPCE
    Paperback
    An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask...Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
    • £8.89
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  • New A-Level Chemistry: Essential Maths Skills

    CGP Books

    Product Code: BALZJ
    Paperback
    This brilliant CGP book covers all the maths skills needed in AS and A-Level Chemistry (the use of maths is required for 20% of the marks in the final exams and assessments). It explains Calculations, Units, Handling Data, Graph Skills and Geometry, with clear study notes and step-by-step examples in the context of Chemistry. And to make sure you've really got to grips with it all, there are practice questions for each topic - with answers included at the back of the book.
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  • A-Level Chemistry Year 2 in a Week

    Letts A-Level

    Product Code: AZMDA
    Paperback 16 years +
    Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC Eduqas Level & Subject: A-level Chemistry First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Left your A-level Chemistry revision to the last minute? Don't panic! Revise and prepare the year 2 topics for your A-level Chemistry exam in just one week using this effective, concise and manageable revision guide. * A revision planner that breaks all the essential topics down into a manageable 7-day programme * Concise explanations ensure topics can easily be covered in no more than 60 minutes * Summary boxes provide a final recap of the key points * Quick test questions to check recall and understanding * Exam-style questions for exam preparation
    • £4.99
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  • A Dictionary of Chemistry

    Richard Rennie

    Product Code: AQSPT
    Paperback
    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 to biochemistry. 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 atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.
    • £11.29
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  • A Dictionary of Forensic Science

    Suzanne Bell

    Product Code: ADOWJ
    Paperback
    Forensic scientists apply scientific analysis in a legal context and play a vital role in solving crimes. Sometimes the collection of forensic evidence is the only way to establish or exclude an association between suspect and victim or crime scene, or to establish a likely order of events. Profiting from recent scientific developments and the advancement of technological equipment, forensic science is a rapidly evolving discipline that encompasses many sciences and the law. This dictionary covers in over 1300 entries the key concepts within forensic science, including a wide array of relevant specialist terms from areas such as chemistry, biology, anthropology, art, engineering, firearms, toolmarks, trace evidence, crime scene investigation, case history, biographies of investigators and criminals, as well as forensic computing. Ranging from crime scene to fibers and fluorescence to RAM, this new dictionary is the most up-to-date of its kind and is international in scope. Entry-level web links to online resources are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary and pointing to more in-depth supplementary material. Many entries are complemented by case examples (Dr Crippen, Mary Ann Cotton, etc.), figures, and photographs, which makes this A to Z an ideal reference for students of forensic science, as well as professionals and those with an interest in forensics.
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  • The Great Irish Science Book

    Luke O'Neill

    Product Code: CAXSL
    Hardback
    Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small - vast galaxies to microscopic atoms - travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself. How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations, experiments you can do yourself, and heaps of fun facts.
    • £15.99
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  • IFLScience Molecular Magnet Set: Say It With Science!

    Paul Parsons

    Product Code: BZRSD
    Other
    Chocolate, coffee, hot sauce, wine, sleep, love -- these are a few of our favorite things. And they're just a few of magnets in this one-of-a-kind set that lets you express yourself with science! Perfect for science-lovers, this kit includes: 15 molecular magnets, each highlighting a beloved indulgence. Magnet size is 1-3/4 x 2".32-page book on the science behind the world's favorite molecules, with full-color illustrations throughout
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  • Stephen Hawking

    Nikki Sheehan

    Product Code: BZMKV
    Paperback
    Stephen Hawking: stargazer, physicist, icon. Award-winning children's author and journalist, Nikki Sheehan, explores the life of the inspirational scientist Stephen Hawking. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Katherine Johnson: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story
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  • Gemstones

    Judith Crowe

    Product Code: BZJBG
    Hardback
    Discover the treatments, imitations, pricing, cuts, sources, and appraisal of gems. Jewellers and designer goldsmiths, lapidaries and gem cutters, stone setters, gemologists, geologists, collectors and people who buy and sell jewellery at antique fairs and on the internet, this book is for anyone who has ever had a gemstone and wanted identification and information. Featuring a mix of gemstones and gem-set jewellery, it puts gems in context and contains historical context for those buying and selling antique and vintage gem-set jewellery, including details of the stones typically found in Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco settings. Packed with fascinating gemological details and up-to-minute data on more than 70 of the most exquisite gemstones, and written by leading expert, Judith Crowe, learn the common pitfalls in identifying stones and clarify areas of confusion and misidentification.
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  • The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

    Eric Scerri (Lecturer in Chemi

    Product Code: BYHCA
    Paperback
    The periodic table of elements, first encountered by many of us at school, provides an arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties, and divided into periodic trends. In this Very Short Introduction Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the table, and shows how the deeper meaning of the table's structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and, in particular, quantum mechanics, which underlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds. This new edition, publishing in the International Year of the Periodic Table, celebrates the completion of the seventh period of the table, with the ratification and naming of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 as nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson. Eric Scerri also incorporates new material on recent advances in our understanding of the origin of the elements, as well as developments concerning group three of the periodic table. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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  • Theory of Stellar Atmospheres

    Ivan Hubeny

    Product Code: BVYQO
    Paperback
    This book provides an in-depth and self-contained treatment of the latest advances achieved in quantitative spectroscopic analyses of the observable outer layers of stars and similar objects. Written by two leading researchers in the field, it presents a comprehensive account of both the physical foundations and numerical methods of such analyses. The book is ideal for astronomers who want to acquire deeper insight into the physical foundations of the theory of stellar atmospheres, or who want to learn about modern computational techniques for treating radiative transfer in non-equilibrium situations. It can also serve as a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the discipline for graduate students. * Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the field* Covers computational methods as well as the underlying physics* Serves as an ideal reference book for researchers and a rigorous yet accessible textbook for graduate students* An online illustration package is available to professors at press.princeton.edu
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  • U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies

    John T. Moore

    Product Code: BVTTO
    Paperback
    Now you can score higher in chemistry Every high school requires a course in chemistry for graduation, and many universities require the course for majors in medicine, engineering, biology, and various other sciences. U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies offers all the how-to content you need to enhance your classroom learning, simplify complicated topics, and deepen your understanding of often-intimidating course material. Plus, you'll find easy-to-follow examples and hundreds of practice problems as well as access to 1,001 additional Chemistry I practice problems online! As more and more students enroll in chemistry courses,, the need for a trusted and accessible resource to aid in study has never been greater. That's where U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies comes in! If you're struggling in the classroom, this hands-on, friendly guide makes it easy to conquer chemistry. Simplifies basic chemistry principles Clearly explains the concepts of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, and acids and bases Helps you tackle problems you may face in your Chemistry I course Combines 'how-to' with 'try it' to form one perfect resource for chemistry students If you're confused by chemistry and want to increase your chances of scoring your very best at exam time, U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies shows you that you can!
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  • Getting It Right in Science and Medicine

    Hans R. Kricheldorf

    Product Code: BVLWD
    Hardback
    This book advocates the importance and value of errors for the progress of scientific research! Hans Kricheldorf explains that most of the great scientific achievements are based on an iterative process (an `innate self-healing mechanism'): errors are committed, being checked over and over again, through which finally new findings and knowledge can arise. New ideas are often first confronted with refusal. This is so not only in real life, but also in scientific and medical research. The author outlines in this book how great ideas had to ripen over time before winning recognition and being accepted. The book showcases in an entertaining way, but without schadenfreude, that even some of the most famous discoverers may appear in completely different light, when regarding errors they have committed in their work. This book is divided into two parts. The first part creates a fundament for the discussion and understanding by introducing important concepts, terms and definitions, such as (natural) sciences and scientific research, laws of nature, paradigm shift, and progress (in science). It compares natural sciences with other scientific disciplines, such as historical research or sociology, and examines the question if scientific research can generate knowledge of permanent validity. The second part contains a collection of famous fallacies and errors from medicine, biology, chemistry, physics and geology, and how they were corrected. Readers will be astonished and intrigued what meanders had to be explored in some cases before scientists realized facts, which are today's standard and state-of-the-art of science and technology. This is an entertaining and amusing, but also highly informative book not only for scientists and specialists, but for everybody interested in science, research, their progress, and their history!
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  • Regeneration of Spent Catalyst & Impregnation of Catalyst by Supercritical Fluid

    Professor Farid Gumerov, Ph.D.

    Product Code: BVJOZ
    Hardback
    A catalyst is a material of constant composition, which accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction by providing a suitable reaction pathway with the lowest activation energy. As the activation energy is lower, more reaction products are formed in the same period of time. Most catalytic reactions encountered in hydrocarbon processing are carried out with porous catalysts to provide a sufficient surface area for the metal dispersion and the ensuing reaction. These catalysts gradually lose their catalytic activity, usually through structural changes, poisoning, or the deposit of extraneous material. A catalyst which can no longer exhibit the necessary activity and/or is specificity required by the user is referred to as a "spent catalyst". Catalysts are critical to the chemical industry and are now used in most industrial chemical processes. Along with the rapid development and wide application of catalysis technology, the amounts of different spent catalysts are increased from year to year. The physical properties of spent catalysts, as well as their composition, are generally different from those of fresh catalysts. For example, spent hydrotreating catalysts contain metal sulfides and coke, and may have additional contaminants that were not present in the fresh catalyst. Catalyst regeneration involves the processing of spent catalysts in order to make them reusable. This is done by restoring the initial properties of spent catalysts and thus restoring their efficiency through a process called regeneration of catalysts. Traditional methods of vapor-air regeneration are energy-consuming and severely limit the number of regeneration cycles. Using supercritical fluid CO2-extraction process, according to some estimates, provides a two-fold energy savings and an increasing number of regeneration cycles possible. This book gathers a series of studies describing new methods for the regeneration of heterogeneous catalysts for important industrial chemical processes. In this book we propose new extraction techniques using supercritical fluid extraction (SFC), which seems to be one of the most promising as a green reaction medium. The feasibility of using supercritical fluid 2 extraction process was investigated in particular for spent catalyst regeneration. The low regeneration temperature of supercritical carbon dioxide eliminates the risk of thermal deterioration of the catalyst (namely the collapse of the pores), prevents the reduction of the surface area and the sintering, and allows regeneration of catalysts with an activity close to that of fresh catalysts. The results of the implementation of the supercritical fluid 2 extraction process with respect to samples of industrial deactivated catalysts are provided. A comparison of the characteristics of the regenerated catalyst samples by traditional approaches and the SC-CO2 extraction process is carried out. The possibility of using a supercritical fluid CO2 impregnation technique in the synthesis of a palladium catalyst is also studied.
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  • Hydroxyapatite & Other Calcium Orthophosphates

    Sergey V. Dorozhkin

    Product Code: BVIJQ
    Hardback
    As the inorganic constituents of skeletons, dentine and the enamel of teeth in all vertebrates, as well as antlers of male deer, calcium orthophosphates (CaPO4) appear to be the key materials to sustain all life on Earth. Therefore, biologically relevant CaPO4 possess all the necessary features of the biomaterials, such as biocompatibility, bioactivity, bioresorbability, osteoconductivity, osteoinductivity, and appear to be non-toxic, non-inflammatory and non-immunogenic. In this book, the author presents current state-of-the-art applications of CaPO4 as biocomposites and hybrid biomaterials, self-setting formulations, as well as the workings of their dissolution mechanism. Topics discussed include the major constituents of biocomposites and hybrid biomaterials for bone grafting, preparation, properties and the available knowledge on interactions among the phases for various types of CaPO4-based biocomposites. Additionally, the major types, preparation, properties and the available knowledge on the reinforced formulations for various types of self-setting CaPO4-based compositions, followed by the detailed description of their biomedical applications and in vivo behaviour are discussed. The comprehensive description of currently available dissolution mechanisms of calcium apatites in acids, followed by the successful attempt to create the general dissolution mechanism is given in the last section of this book.
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  • A -level Chemistry Year 1 (and AS) In a Week

    Letts A-Level

    Product Code: BTZSV
    Paperback 16 years +
    Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC Eduqas Level:AS / A-level Year 1 Subject: Chemistry First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2016 (AS), June 2017 (A-level) Left your A-level Chemistry revision to the last minute? Don't panic! Revise and prepare the year 1 / AS topics for your AS or A-level Chemistry exam in just one week using this effective, concise and manageable revision guide. * A revision planner that breaks all the essential topics down into a manageable 7-day programme * Concise explanations ensure topics can easily be covered in no more than 60 minutes * Summary boxes provide a final recap of the key points * Quick test questions to check recall and understanding * Exam-style questions for exam preparation
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  • A Well-Ordered Thing

    Michael D. Gordin

    Product Code: BTJZH
    Paperback
    Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834-1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. A Well-Ordered Thing is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time. As Michael Gordin reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also an astonishingly wide-ranging political and cultural figure. From his attack on Spiritualism to his failed voyage to the Arctic and his near-mythical hot-air balloon trip, this is the story of an extraordinary maverick. The ideals that shaped his work outside science also led Mendeleev to order the elements and, eventually, to engineer one of the most fascinating scientific developments of the nineteenth century. A Well-Ordered Thing is a classic work that tells the story of one of the world's most important minds.
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  • New A-Level Chemistry for AQA: Year 1 & 2 Student Book with Online Edition

    CGP Books

    Product Code: BTFCM
    Paperback
    "This fantastic CGP Student Book comprehensively covers both years of AQA A-Level Chemistry. It's bursting with in-depth, accessible notes explaining every course topic, plus all of the Required Practicals. Everything's supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples. Throughout the book there are lots of practice questions and exam-style questions (with answers at the back). There's detailed guidance on Maths Skills and Practical Skills, as well as indispensable advice for success in the final exams. We've even thrown in a free Online Edition of the whole book - just use the code printed inside the book to access it on your PC, Mac or tablet. If you'd prefer Year 1 (9781782943211) & Year 2 (9781782943266) in separate books, CGP has them too! And for more detailed coverage of the mathematical elements of A-Level Chemistry, try our Essential Maths Skills book (978182944720)! "
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  • Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book

    Helen Czerski

    Product Code: BSBON
    Hardback
    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Bubbles is a clear, surprising and entertaining introduction to the science of bubbles. Bubbles are beautiful, ephemeral, fun, fragile, jolly and slightly unpredictable. We're all familiar with them, but we don't often ask what they actually are. The great scientists of the Western world - Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton, Lord Rayleigh and more - studied bubbles seriously. They recognised that they had a lot to say about the nature of the physical world, and they poked, prodded and listened to find out what it was. In the years since, we've learned that this bulbous arrangement of liquid and gas does things that neither the gas or the liquid could do by itself. Written by the celebrated physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, Bubbles explores how everything from the way drinks taste to the Earth's temperature are influenced by bubbles. This book has a message: never underestimate a bubble! Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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  • 30-Second Elements

    Eric Scerri

    Product Code: BSBAV
    Paperback
    When was radium discovered? Who are Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who discovered uranium's radioactivity? Which element is useful for dating the age of Earth? And why doesn't gold have a scientific name? 30-Second Elements presents you with the very foundations of chemical knowledge, explaining concisely the 50 most significant chemical elements. This book uses helpful glossaries and tables to fast track your knowledge of the other 68 elements and the relationships between all of them.
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  • Chemical Communication

    Shailesh K. Jain

    Product Code: BRRCT
    Paperback
    The basic objective of preparing this study material is to familiarize the beginners to perform the following: Write the symbols of various elements, formulae of elements and compounds and their names and vice-versa Describe the elements in terms of symbols, compounds in terms of formulae and chemical reactions in terms chemical equation or ionic equations Write chemical equations from the world equations and vice-versa Balance chemical equation (both molecular and ionic) by various methods Name Acids, Bases and Salts from their formulae and vice-versa Name simple organic compounds on the basis of IUPAC recommendations Test their understanding by working out a large number of questions included in the text
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