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Reactions : The private life of atoms

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Peter Atkins captures the heart of chemistry in this book, through an innovative, closely integrated design of images and text, and his characteristically clear, precise, and economical exposition. Explaining 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, to provide a concise and intellectually rewarding introduction to the private life of atoms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 144 x 215 x 9mm | 288g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Full colour integrated illustrations throughout
  • 0199668809
  • 9780199668809
  • 229,983

Table of contents

PREFACE; A PRELIMINARY COMMENT: WATER; THE BASIC TOOLS; ASSEMBLING THE WORKSHOP; BUILDING FOR DESIGN; A RETROSPECTIVE: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER; GLOSSARY; INDEX
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the perfect antidote to science phobia. * Booklist *
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About Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is the author of about 70 books, including the world-renowned and widely used Physical Chemistry, now in its 10th edition. He won the Grady-Stack award for science journalism in 2016. After graduating from the University of Leicester and a post-doctoral year in the University of California, Los Angeles, he returned to Oxford in 1965 as Fellow of Lincoln College and University Lecturer (later Professor) in physical chemistry. He retired in 2007,
but continues to write and lecture worldwide.
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