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Reactions : an illustrated exploration of elements, molecules, and change in the universe / Theodore Gray ; photographs by Nick Mann.

Gray, Theodore W., (author.). Mann, Nick, (photographer.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316391221
  • ISBN: 0316391220
  • Physical Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Hachette Book Group, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chemistry is magic. Is that really magic? ; Ancient magic was mostly chemistry ; The reactions I remember from when I was but a wee lad -- Atoms, elements, molecules, reactions. What is a molecule? ; What force holds molecules together? ; What is a chemical reaction? ; Energy ; Follow the energy ; The arrow of time ; Entropy -- Fantastic reactions and where to find them. In the classroom ; In the kitchen ; In the lab ; In a factory ; On the street ; In you -- On the origin of light and color. Absorbing light ; Emitting light ; The ancient Chinese art of chemical arranging -- The boring chapter. Watching paint dry ; Watching grass grow ; Watching water boil -- The need for speed. Weathering ; Fire ; Fast fire ; Really fast fire ; The fastest reaction of all.
Summary, etc.:
The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts that characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including Combustion, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Oxidation, and Fermentation. A special section dedicated to chemical cycles includes The Carbon Cycle, The Iron Cycle, and The Lime Cycle.
Subject: Molecules.
Molecular structure.
Chemical elements.
Chemical elements.
SCIENCE > Chemistry > Organic.
SCIENCE > Experiments & Projects.
SCIENCE > History.
SCIENCE > Physics > Atomic & Molecular.
SCIENCE > Reference.
Chemical elements.
Molecular structure.