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The 100 most important chemical compounds : a reference guide

Author: Richard L Myers
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history, use, and science of the 100 most important chemical compounds found in the world today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxvi, 326 p. : ill
(DLC) 2007014139
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Myers
ISBN: 9781849729505 1849729506
OCLC Number: 858902145
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2009 2009 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (109 entries) : 341 images, digital files
Contents: 1. Acetic Acid --
2. Acetone --
3. Acetylene --
4. Acetylsalicylic Acid --
5. Adenine --
6. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) --
7. Adipic Acid --
8. Aluminum(III) Oxide Al2O3 --
9. Ammonia --
10. Ascorbic Acid --
11. Aspartame --
12. Benzene --
13. Benzoic Acid --
14. Biphenyl and PCBs --
15. Butane --
16. Butene --
17. Butyric and Fatty Acids --
18. Caffeine --
19. Calcium Carbonate --
20. Calcium Oxide (Lime) --
21. Calcium Sulfate (Gypsum) --
22. Carbon Dioxide --
23. Carbon Monoxide --
24. Chloroform --
25. Chlorophyll --
26. Cholesterol --
27. Citric Acid --
28. Cocaine --
29. Cytosine, Thymine, and Uracil --
30. DDT --
31. DEET --
32. Dichlorodifluoromethane, CFC-12 --
33. Dopamine, l-Dopa --
34. Epinephrine (Adrenaline) --
35. Ethane --
36. Ethene (Ethylene) --
37. Ether --
38. Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) --
39. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA) --
40. Fluoxetine (Prozac) --
41. Formaldehyde --
42. Formic Acid --
43. Glucose --
44. Glycerol (Glycerin) --
45. Guanine --
46. Hydrochloric Acid --
47. Hydrogen Peroxide --
48. Hydrogen Sulfide --
49. Ibuprofen --
50. Indigo. 51. Insulin --
52. Iron(III) Oxide --
53. Isooctane --
54. Isoprene --
55. l-Dopa. See 33. Dopamine, l-Dopa --
56. Methane --
57. Methyl Alcohol (Methanol) --
58. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) --
59. Monosodium Glutamate --
60. Morphine --
61. Naphthalene --
62. Nicotine --
63. Nitric Acid --
64. Nitric Oxide --
65. Nitrogen Dioxide --
66. Nitrous Oxide --
67. Nitroglycerin --
68. Norethindrone --
69. Penicillin --
70. Phenol --
71. Phosphoric Acid --
72. Piperine --
73. Potassium Carbonate --
74. Potassium Nitrate --
75. Propane --
76. Propylene --
77. Quinine --
78. Saccharin --
79. Silicon Dioxide (Silica) --
80. Sodium Bicarbonate --
81. Sodium Carbonate --
82. Sodium Chloride --
83. Sodium Hydroxide --
84. Sodium Hypochlorite --
85. Strychnine --
86. Styrene --
87. Sucrose --
88. Sulfuric Acid --
89. Tetrafluoroethylene --
90. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) --
91. Thymine. See 29. --
Cytosine, Thymine, and Uracil --
92. Trinitrotoluene (TNT) --
93. Toluene --
94. Triuranium Octaoxide --
95. Uracil. See 29. Cytosine, Thymine, and Uracil --
96. Urea --
97. Vanillin --
98. Vinyl Chloride --
99. Water --
100. Xylene --
Common and Ancient Names of Substances --
Glossary.
Other Titles: One hundred most important chemical compounds
Responsibility: Richard L. Myers.

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