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Reactions : The Private Life of Atoms

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Through an innovative, closely integrated design of images and text, and his characteristically clear, precise, and economical exposition, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions. He begins by introducing a 'tool kit' of basic reactions, such as precipitation, corrosion, and catalysis, and concludes by showing how these building blocks are brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 28mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4-colour integrated illustrations throughout
  • 0199695121
  • 9780199695126
  • 334,556

About Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He is the author of almost 60 books, which include the world-renowned textbook Physical Chemistry (published in its ninth edition in November 2009). His other textbooks include Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical Principles and Molecular Quantum Mechanics. He has also written a number of books for a general readership, including Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science, The Periodic Kingdom, Molecules, and The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction. He has been a visiting professor in France, Israel, New Zealand, and China, and continues to lecture widely throughout the world.show more

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the perfect antidote to science phobia. Booklistshow more

Table of contents

PREFACE; A PRELIMINARY COMMENT: WATER; THE BASIC TOOLS; ASSEMBLING THE WORKSHOP; BUILDING BY DESIGN; A RETROSPECTIVE: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER; GLOSSARYshow more