Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry

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Mary Eagleson
Walter de Gruyter, 1994 - Science - 1201 pages
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Translated and revised from the original German edition of 1993, this reference for chemists, chemical engineers, and students contains some 12,000 entries and 1,600 figures, formulas, and tables. Arranged alphabetically, the work contains an immense amount of material on all fields of chemistry, including general, inorganic, organic, physical, and technical chemistry, and chemical engineering. The entry for each element includes abundance, sources, a brief description of the methods used for refining and purification, applications, and history. Descriptions of numerous compounds include physical data, major reactions, and important uses. Mechanisms for important reactions in organic chemistry are explained. Basic processes in industrial chemistry, especially coal, petrochemistry, and process chemistry, are discussed and illustrated in detail. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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