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Chemistry : decade by decade

Author: Arthur Greenberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2007.
Series: Twentieth-century science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines discoveries and significant events in chemistry throughout the twentieth century, including advances in organic synthesis, the vitamin concept, understanding the explosive reaction, and much more.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Greenberg
ISBN: 0816055319 9780816055319
OCLC Number: 70335271
Description: xxvi, 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1901-1910: Atoms Are Real but Not the Smallest Bits of Matter --
1911-1920: Discovering the Atomic Nucleus and Understanding the Octet Rule --
1921-1930: The New Quantum Theory and the Rise of Polymer Chemistry --
1931-1940: Nuclear Physics, Natural Products, and the Nature of the Chemical Bond --
1941-1950: Triumph and Tragedy: Antibiotics and Atom Bombs --
1951-1960: Unveiling the Structures of Fabulous Biological Molecules --
1961-1970: Chemicals in the Environment: Hidden Messages --
1971-1980: Chemical Breakthroughs in Medicine, Biotechnology, and Materials Science --
1981-1990: Powerful Instruments Advance Materials Science and Biochemistry --
1991-2000: Understanding and Designing Supermolecular Systems --
The Early Twenty-first Century: A Chemistry Odyssey --
The Periodic Table --
A Quick Orientation to the Modern Periodic Table --
A Closer Look at the Atomic Weights of Natural and Artificial Elements --
Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry.
Series Title: Twentieth-century science.
Responsibility: Arthur Greenberg.
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Although the first real unifying theory of chemistry was developed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the 20th century saw many advances in the field of chemistry as well. Documenting great  Read more...

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