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Every Molecule Tells a Story

1st Edition

By Simon Cotton

Chapman and Hall/CRC

280 pages

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Description

From cooking to medicine, from engineering to art, chemistry-the science of molecules-is everywhere.A celebration of the molecules of chemistry, Every Molecule Tells a Story celebrates the molecules responsible for the experiences of everyday life: the air we breathe; the water we drink; the chemicals that fuel our living; the steroids that give us

Table of Contents

Air And water, Food - fuels for the body, Hydrocarbons, not just fuels, Acids and alkalis, Strength and Sex, Chemistry of the senses - vision, smell and warm + cold molecules, Cosmetics and Perfumes, Natural killers, Unnatural killers, Destructive molecules (drugs and explosives), Pleasure molecules, Natural healers, Man-made healers, Giant molecules, Vitamins.

About the Author

Simon Cotton obtained his B.Sc. and PhD at Imperial College London, followed by research and teaching appointments at Queen Mary College, London, and the University of East Anglia. He subsequently taught chemistry in both state and independent schools for over 30 years, has lectured widely in the UK and carries out research on the chemistry of iron, cobalt, scandium, and the lanthanide elements.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED008000
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013040
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic