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The joy of chemistry : the amazing science of familiar things

Author: Cathy Cobb; Monty L Fetterolf
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005.
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The chemistry of everyday things and phenomena is examined.
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Cobb, Cathy.
Joy of chemistry.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005
(OCoLC)623254638
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Cobb; Monty L Fetterolf
ISBN: 1591022312 9781591022312
OCLC Number: 56387165
Description: 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory, octaves, and scales --
Demonstration 1: water witch --
Electrons and atoms, elephants and fleas --
Demonstration 2: coppers and robbers --
Periodically speaking --
Demonstration 3: stop-and-go chemistry --
Reason, reactions, and redox --
Demonstration 4: purple-cabbage indicator --
The basic stuff --
Demonstration 5: blue blob, black ink --
Chemical partners: who does what to whom --
Demonstration 6: bond, chemical bond --
The tie that binds the chemicals that bond --
Demonstration 7: gemstone chemistry --
Sticking to principles --
Demonstration 8: layer upon layer --
Slipping and sliding, intermolecularly --
Demonstration 9: concentrating on color, salty dog --
Concentration--on being alone together --
Demonstration 10: the soda bottle crunch --
It's a gas --
Demonstration 11: it's in the air --
When gases put on airs --
Demonstration 12: how does your garden grow? --
Crystal-clear chemistry --
Demonstration 13: hot packs and cold packs --
When matters heat up --
Demonstration 14: zoned-out ice --
A whole new phase --
Demonstration 15: all things being equal --
Equilibrium--chemistry's two- way street --
Demonstration 16: antifreeze and antiboil --
Colligative properties--strength in numbers --
Demonstration 17: kick it up a notch --
Chemical kinetics--a veritable explosion --
Demonstration 18: black-light chemistry, paper-clip chemistry --
Electrons and photons--turning on the light --
Playing the tunes --
Organic chemistry demonstration: aspirin to acid --
Simply organic --
Inorganic chemistry demonstration: entropy, ammonia, and amoeba --
Chemistry rocks --
Biochemistry demonstration: fat, flatulence, and bean soup --
The body of chemistry meets the chemistry of the body --
Analytical chemistry demonstration: the proof is in the prints --
Chemist as analyst --
Demonstration for the future: medicine cabinet chemistry --
Harry, Hogwarts, and folk pharmacopoeias--mysteries in the past and magic in the future.
Responsibility: Cathy Cobb & Monty L. Fetterolf.
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