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Ronald Friedman is Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA. Peter Atkins is Professor of Chemistry, and Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK.
Image credit: Peter Atkins at a conference in Paris, 2007 [source: Rell Canis]

Tekijän teokset

Physical Chemistry (1978) 546 kappaletta
Four Laws That Drive the Universe (2007) — Tekijä — 433 kappaletta
Molecules (1987) 227 kappaletta
The Second Law (1984) 209 kappaletta
Inorganic Chemistry (1990) 184 kappaletta
Atoms, Electrons, and Change (1991) 113 kappaletta
Creation Revisited (1992) 74 kappaletta
General Chemistry (1940) 50 kappaletta
The creation (1981) 38 kappaletta
Quanta: A Handbook of Concepts (1974) 35 kappaletta
What is Chemistry? (2013) 31 kappaletta
Concepts in Physical Chemistry (1995) 13 kappaletta
Físico-Química (2011) 11 kappaletta
Tables for Group Theory (1970) 7 kappaletta
Físico-Química, Vol. 1 6a Ed. (2012) 5 kappaletta
What is chemistry? 5 kappaletta
1 (2007) 4 kappaletta
Welcome to the Ether 3 kappaletta
Físico-Química Vol. 2 (2009) 2 kappaletta
Chimica fisica (2012) 2 kappaletta
Genso no ōkoku (1996) 2 kappaletta
Peter Atkins (2008) 1 kappale
Fisicoquímica (1991) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Avustaja — 802 kappaletta
The Nature of Time (1986) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta

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Molecules by P.W.Atkins is a surprisingly detailed yet accessible overview of the molecules which are important in our lives. Atkins lays out 160 molecules in these pages, divided into various categories from simple substances such as water to the complicated molecules in lipids, senses and other drugs and hormones. Each molecule is accompanied with an expanded sphere image, as well as a skeletal model for more complex organic molecules. Some education in chemical principles will help in understanding this book, but it is very good at conveying the author's passion for the subject and is a good introductory read to anyone interested in how chemistry underlies our lives. I would not recommend trying to study from the text, however - this is more light science reading. 5/5 for clear presentation and language.… (lisätietoja)
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Zedseayou | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 30, 2024 |
After the first chapter, I get the feeling that Atkins has "Just Six Numbers" by Martin Rees in his sights, and is getting ready to fire away. Hopefully this will be less just grumpy than Atkins's "On Being".
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themulhern | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 8, 2023 |
Not every invention of the chemical sciences is good for the environment, but there are exceptions. Before the career of a William Perkin in the 19th century, purple dye apparently came from sea snails, an animal source, and this method made the creation of color dyes both very expensive, difficult to obtain, and destructive of animal life; now it comes from a chemical dye that is not an animal product at all.

There was pollution from the new chemical dyes, though, although ‘green chemistry’ tries to minimize disruption to the environment from chemicals. And of course, even before I read this book I had to laugh (though not with mirth) at the ad for shoes from “all natural” materials, made from animals, factory farmed, most like, and doomed to be slaughtered as though they’d done something wrong.

It’s not always easy or obvious reconciling chemistry and science-and-technology, with ecology and science-and-nature, but of course, the thing will have to be done for us to be happy in the future.
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goosecap | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 20, 2023 |
One hour revisiting valence, bonds, organic compounds, and the periodic table I bought this on impulse from a used book store in Annapolis. Peter Atkins writes very clearly, and I have read his popular account of the elements "The Periodic Kingdom" and when I was a college senior in chemistry, used his "Molecular Quantum Mechanics" as a text. This book was a whetting of my familiar appetite for chemistry.
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neurodrew | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 28, 2022 |



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