Dictionary of Chemistry


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Over 4,700 entries, including 200 new terms for this edition, in areas such as biochemistry and forensic science
Greater breadth of content, increasing appeal to students in related disciplines such as medicine, forensics, and metallurgy
Includes single or double-page feature articles on important topics such as polymers and crystal defects
Chronologies chart the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics
Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires – over 200 new to this edition – it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary’s appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.