The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds: A Reference Guide by Richard L. Myers

By Richard L. Myers

What's a chemical compound? Compounds are components which are or extra components mixed jointly chemically in a customary percentage by way of weight. Compounds are throughout us - they contain typical issues, similar to water, and extra esoteric elements, corresponding to triuranium octaoxide, the main as a rule happening usual resource for uranium. This reference consultant provides us a journey of a hundred of an important, universal, strange, and exciting compounds recognized to technological know-how. each one access supplies an intensive clarification of the composition, molecular formulation, and chemical homes of the compound. furthermore, every one access stories the appropriate chemistry, background, and makes use of of the compound, with discussions of the foundation of the compound's identify, the invention or first synthesis of the compound, construction information, and makes use of of the compound.

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