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The world of carbon

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: London ; New York : Abelard-Schuman, ©1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers one-half of the story of organic chemistry. To be followed by "The world of nitrogen".
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
World of carbon.
London ; New York : Abelard-Schuman ; c1958
(OCoLC)572887762
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
OCLC Number: 1278593
Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
the two halves of chemistry --
1. Chains, long and short --
2. A shortage of hydrogen --
3. Rings, one and many --
4. The salt-formers --
5. Beverages and poisons --
6. Here and there with the hydroxyl group --
7. Varying the combination --
8. Sweet substances --
9. Sour substances --
10. Fruit, muscle and soap --
11. Combinations cancel out --
Epilogue --
what is yet to be told --
Index.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov, Ph. D. ; illustrated with diagrams.

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Covers one-half of the story of organic chemistry. To be followed by "The world of nitrogen".

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