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Metals and metalloids

Author: Monica Halka; Brian Nordstrom
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2011.
Series: Periodic table of the elements.
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Describes the discovery, uses, dangers, and physical characteristics of metals and metalloids, and discusses how they relate to other elements in the periodic table.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Halka; Brian Nordstrom
ISBN: 9780816073702 0816073708
OCLC Number: 401140556
Description: xxxiii, 158 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. l. Post-transition metals --
Introduction to the post-transition metals --
1. Aluminum --
The astrophysics of Aluminum --
Discovery and naming of Aluminum --
The chemistry of Aluminum --
Energy consumed in Aluminum production --
Aluminum smelter emissions --
Transparent Alumina --
Technology and current uses --
2. Gallium --
The astrophysics of Gallium --
Discovery and naming of Gallium --
The chemistry of Gallium --
Gallium in semiconductors --
The Gallex Experiment --
Technology and current uses --
3. Indium and Thallium --
The astrophysics of Indium and Thallium --
Discovery and naming of Indium and Thallium --
The chemistry of Indium and Thallium --
From semiconducting to superconducting --
Thallium: a legendary poison --
Technology and current uses --
4. Tin --
The astrophysics of Tin --
Discovery and naming of Tin --
Doubly magic --
The chemistry of Tin --
Making Bronze --
Technology and current uses --
5. Lead and Bismuth --
The astrophysics of Lead and Bismuth --
The radioactive nature of Lead and Bismuth --
Discovery and naming of Lead and Bismuth --
The chemistry of Lead and Bismuth --
The cooling of reactors --
The health hazards of Lead --
The Lead Storage Battery --
Technology and current uses --
pt. 2. Metalloids --
Introduction to the Metalloids --
6. Boron --
The astrophysics of Boron --
Discovery and naming of Boron --
The chemistry of Boron --
A high-energy fuel --
Boron and plant nutrition --
Technology and current uses --
7. Silicon and Germanium --
The astrophysics of Silicon and Germanium --
Discovery and naming of Silicon and Germanium --
The chemistry of Silicon and Germanium --
Sand and glass --
Silicon-Germanium semiconductors --
Technology and current uses --
8. Arsenic and Antimony --
Discovery and naming of Arsenic and Antimony --
The chemistry of Arsenic and Antimony --
Arsenic: A legendary poison --
Flameproofing with Antimony --
Technology and current uses --
9. Tellurium and Polonium --
Rare elements --
The discovery and naming of Tellurium and Polonium --
Tellurium in semiconductors --
The Litvinenko poisoning --
Technology and current uses --
10. Conclusions and future directions --
Speculations on further developments --
New Physics --
New Chemistry --
SI units and conversions --
List of acronyms --
Periodic Table of the Elements --
Element categories.
Series Title: Periodic table of the elements.
Other Titles: Periodical table of the elements metals and metalloids
Metals & metalloids
Responsibility: Monica Halka and Brian Nordstrom.

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Metals and Metalloids presents the current scientific understanding of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of these two families of elements, including the post-transition metals and  Read more...

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