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A philatelic ramble through chemistry

Author: Edgar Heilbronner; Foil A Miller
Publisher: Zurich : Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta ; Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©1998.
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'A Philatelic Ramble through Chemistry' is a light-hearted historically based survey of chemistry and some related topics in physics. It is illustrated with nearly 1000 beautiful color reproductions  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Heilbronner; Foil A Miller
ISBN: 3906390314 9783906390314
OCLC Number: 56923312
Description: ix, 268 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. THE BEGINNINGS. Greek Chemistry. Chinese Chemistry and Alchemy. 2. ALCHEMY, THE CHEMISTRY OF THE MIDDLE AGES. Overview. A Brief History of Alchemy. Our Alchemical Inheritance. Alchemists in Literature and Art. Named Alchemists on Stamps. 3. INORGANIC CHEMISTY. The Development of Inorganic Chemistry. The Discovery and Naming of the Elements. 4. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Introductory Remarks. The Emergence of 'Organic Chemistry'. Benzene and the Aromatic Compounds. Chirality. Organic Chemistry After 1880. Polymers. Biochemistry. 5. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS. Introductory Remarks. Thermochemistry: Temperature and Heat Capacities. Chemical Equilibria and Chemical Kinetics. Thermodynamics. Properties of Gaes. Electrochemistry. Theoretical Chemistry, a Comment. 6. SPECTROSCOPY. The Experimental Techniques. Understanding the Electromagnetic Spectrum and its Interaction with Matter. 7. X-RAY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS. Crystals. X-Rays and their Diffraction by Crystals. X-Ray Structure Analysis. Examples of X-Ray Structure Determination. 8. TECHNICAL CHEMISTRY. Some Preliminary Comments. Beer. Sugar. Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals. Polymers. Paper. Minerals. Petroleum. Metals. Glass. Photography. 9. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS. Chemical Education. The Anonymous Chemist. Tools of the Chemist. Elemental Symbols and Chemical Formulae. Chemical Societies and Meetings. Chomical Errors on Chomical Stamps. Stamp Identification List. Name Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: Edgar Heilbronner, Foil A. Miller.


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