Strange Chemistry: The Stories Your Chemistry Teacher Wouldn't Tell You

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  • Published: Aug 25, 2017
  • Author: Steven Farmer
  • ISBN: 978-1119-265-26-9
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 364 pages
  • Click here to buy the book
  • Channels: Ion Chromatography / Laboratory Informatics / Proteomics & Genomics / Sample Preparation / Gas Chromatography / HPLC / Detectors / Atomic / Infrared Spectroscopy / X-ray Spectrometry / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Chemometrics & Informatics / NMR Knowledge Base / Base Peak / Proteomics / Raman
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This book opens the audience’s eyes to the extraordinary scientific secrets hiding in everyday objects.  Helping readers increase chemistry knowledge in a fun and entertaining way, the book is perfect as a supplementary textbook or gift to curious professionals and novices.

•    Appeals to a modern audience of science lovers by discussing multiple examples of chemistry in everyday life
•    Addresses compounds that affect everyone in one way or another: poisons, pharmaceuticals, foods, and illicit drugs; thereby evoking a powerful emotional response which increases interest in the topic at hand
•    Focuses on edgy types of stories that chemists generally tend to avoid so as not to paint chemistry in a bad light; however, these are the stories that people find interesting
•    Provides detailed and sophisticated stories that increase the reader’s fundamental scientific knowledge
•    Discusses complex topics in an engaging and accessible manner, providing the “how” and “why” that takes readers deeper into the stories

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