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Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition
by David R. Klein

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English

Pages

1344

Publication Date

December 05, 2016

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<p>In <b><i>Organic Chemistry, 3<sup>rd</sup> Edition</i></b>, Dr. David Klein builds on the phenomenal success of the first two editions, which presented his unique skills-based approach to learning organic chemistry. Dr. Klein’s skills-based approach includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, and places special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis on skills development in unique SkillBuilder examples provides extensive opportunities for two-semester Organic Chemistry students to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.</p>
Organic Chemistry Student Solution Manual/Study Guide, 3rd Editio...
by David R. Klein

Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

July 12, 2017

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<i><b>This is the Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual to accompany Organic Chemistry, 3e. </b></i><br /><br /><i><b>Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition</b></i> is not merely a compilation of principles, but rather, it is a disciplined method of thought and analysis. Success in organic chemistry requires mastery in two core aspects: fundamental concepts and the skills needed to apply those concepts and solve problems. Readers must learn to become proficient at approaching new situations methodically, based on a repertoire of skills.  These skills are vital for successful problem solving in organic chemistry. Existing textbooks provide extensive coverage of, the principles, but there is far less emphasis on the skills needed to actually solve problems.
Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements
by Paul Strathern

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>The wondrous and illuminating story of humankind's quest to discover the fundamentals of chemistry, culminating in Mendeleyev's dream of the Periodic Table.</strong></p><br />In 1869 Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk. What he dreamt would fundamentally change the way we see the world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Framing this history is the life story of the nineteenth-century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at his desk and awoke after conceiving the periodic table in a dream-the template upon which modern chemistry is founded and the formulation of which marked chemistry's coming of age as a science. From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream.<br /><br /><br /><br />In this elegant, erudite, and entertaining book, Paul Strathern unravels the quixotic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements.
The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>From the best-selling author of <i>Why We Get Fat, </i>a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.</b> <br /><br />Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, an...
by Sam Kean

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

June 24, 2010

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<strong>From <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. </strong><br /><br /> Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*<br /><br />The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. <i>The Disappearing Spoon</i> masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time.<br /><br /> *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear. <br /><b>"Kean unpacks the periodic table's bag of tricks with such aplomb and fascination that material normally as heavy as lead transmutes into gold." --<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b>
Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites
by Elsevier

Language

English

Pages

634

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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<p><i>Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites </i>concentrates on the composites and nanocomposites of polyurethane based materials. Polyurethane composites are a very important class of materials widely used in the biomedical and industrial field that offer numerous potential applications in many areas. This book discusses current research and identifies future research needs in the area.</p><ul><li>Provides an elaborate coverage of the chemistry of polyurethane, its synthesis, and properties</li><li>Includes available characterization techniques</li><li>Relates types of polyurethanes to their potential properties</li><li>Discusses composites, nanocomposites options, and PU recycling</li></ul>
Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4t...
by David R. Klein

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 20, 2016

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<ul> <li>Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.</li> <li>Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.</li> <li>Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.</li> <li>Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.</li> <li>Covers important areas such as resonance, nomenclature, conformations, substitution reactions, synthesis and more.</li> </ul>
Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods: Seattle, 1991 (Fundamental ...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

474

Publication Date

June 29, 2013

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Bayesian probability theory and maximum entropy methods are at the core of a new view of scientific inference. These `new' ideas, along with the revolution in computational methods afforded by modern computers, allow astronomers, electrical engineers, image processors of any type, NMR chemists and physicists, and anyone at all who has to deal with incomplete and noisy data, to take advantage of methods that, in the past, have been applied only in some areas of theoretical physics. <br /> This volume records the Proceedings of Eleventh Annual `Maximum Entropy' Workshop, held at Seattle University in June, 1991. These workshops have been the focus of a group of researchers from many different fields, and this diversity is evident in this volume. There are tutorial papers, theoretical papers, and applications in a very wide variety of fields. Almost any instance of dealing with incomplete and noisy data can be usefully treated by these methods, and many areas of theoretical research are being enhanced by the thoughtful application of Bayes' theorem. The contributions contained in this volume present a state-of-the-art review that will be influential and useful for many years to come. <br />
Ideas of Quantum Chemistry
by Lucjan Piela

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English

Pages

1078

Publication Date

November 21, 2013

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<p><i>Ideas of Quantum Chemistry</i> shows how quantum mechanics is applied to chemistry to give it a theoretical foundation. From the Schroedinger equation to electronic and nuclear motion to intermolecular interactions, this book covers the primary quantum underpinnings of chemical systems. The structure of the book (a TREE-form) emphasizes the logical relationships among various topics, facts and methods. It shows the reader which parts of the text are needed for understanding specific aspects of the subject matter. Interspersed throughout the text are short biographies of key scientists and their contributions to the development of the field.</p> <p><i>Ideas of Quantum Chemistry</i> has both textbook and reference work aspects. Like a textbook, the material is organized into digestible sections with each chapter following the same structure. It answers frequently asked questions and highlights the most important conclusions and the essential mathematical formulae in the text. In its reference aspects, it has a broader range than traditional quantum chemistry books and reviews virtually all of the pertinent literature. It is useful both for beginners as well as specialists in advanced topics of quantum chemistry. An appendix on the Internet supplements this book.</p><ul><li>Presents the widest range of quantum chemical problems covered in one book</li><li>Unique structure allows material to be tailored to the specific needs of the reader</li><li>Informal language facilitates the understanding of difficult topics</li></ul>
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationshi...
by Dr. Sue Johnson

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

December 31, 2013

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<strong>The bestselling author of <i>Hold Me Tight</i> presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. <br /><br /></strong>Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans <i>are</i> meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense"--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love.<br />

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