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Chemistry in context : applying chemistry to society

Author: Catherine Middlecamp; American Chemical Society.
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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Following in the tradition of the first seven editions, the goal of this edition is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non-traditional approach of this book reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles within them. Global  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Middlecamp; American Chemical Society.
ISBN: 9780073522975 007352297X
OCLC Number: 856879264
Notes: "A project of the American Chemical Society."
"Prepared by a team of writers: Cathy Middlecamp [and five others]"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Chemistry for a sustainable future --
The air we breathe --
Protecting the ozone layer --
The chemistry of global climate change --
Energy from combustion --
Water for life --
Neutralizing the threat of acid rain --
The fires of nuclear fission --
Energy from electron transfer? --
The world of polymers and plastics --
Manipulating molecules and designing drugs --
Nutrition : food for thought --
Genetic engineering and the molecules of life --
Appendix 1: Measure for measure : conversion factors and constants --
Appendix 2: The power of exponents --
Appendix 3: Clearing the logjam --
Appendix 4: Answers to your turn questions not answered in text --
Appendix 5: Answers to selected end-of-chapter questions indicated in color in the text --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Catherine H. Middlecamp, University of Wisconsin - Madison [and 6 others].

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Establishes chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world.  Read more...

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