Chemistry in the Marketplace

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Csiro Publishing, Jun 1, 2017 - Science - 552 pages
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Chemicals are everywhere. Many are natural and safe, others synthetic and dangerous. Or is it the other way around? Walking through the supermarket, you might ask yourself: Should I be eating organic food? Is that anti-wrinkle cream a gimmick? Is it worth buying BPA-free plastics? This new edition of Chemistry in the Marketplace provides fresh explanations, fascinating facts and funny anecdotes about the serious science in the products we buy and the resources we use. It might even save you some money. With chapters on the chemistry found in different parts of our home, in the backyard and in the world around us, Ben Selinger and Russell Barrow explain how things work, where marketing can be deceptive and what risks you should really be concerned about. Chemistry in the Marketplace is a valuable resource for university lecturers, high school teachers and students of chemistry and chemistry related subjects and disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology and science in society.
 

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Contents

Biological effects of metals and metalloids
Chemistry in the energy sector
Chemistry of ionising radiation
Experiments
Nomenclature in chemistry
Reporting amounts of material units
Prevalence of logarithmic scales
How much is safe?

Chemistry in the dining room
Biochemistry of metabolism and sport
Chemistry of cosmetics
Chemistry in the medicine cabinet
Chemistry of plastics and glass
Chemistry of fibres fabrics and other yarns
Chemistry in the garden
Chemistry of hardware and stationery
Chemistry in the swimming pool
Chemistry at the beach
Phase diagrams
Metal foils
Metal alloys
Maillard reaction
Refractive index
Glass transition temperature Tg
The entropy game
Glossary
Index
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