The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements

The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements

A Reference Guide

Book - 1998
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A complete, one-volume reference of all the chemical elements from pre-history to present day, describing their characteristics, history, common uses, and hazards.
All aspects of the chemical elements are presented in this easy-to-use reference for high school and college students. This one-volume work, which includes descriptions of the most recently discovered elements, provides information on each element, usually found only by consulting many different sources. This information includes symbol, atomic number, common valence, atomic weight, natural state, common isotopes, characteristics, abundance, history, common uses, examples of common compounds, and hazards. Schematic diagrams of each of the elements through number 103 accompany their descriptions.

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A general overview of chemical elements, intended as a reference for students and other readers, as well as for school and public library use. Overviews of the history of chemistry and of atomic structure introduce the element profiles, which are arranged in sections according to the Periodic Table. The atomic structure of each element is illustrated, and each is described according to characteristics such as structure, size, weight, activity, abundance, uses, and hazards. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780313301230
Branch Call Number: 546 KRE
Characteristics: ix, 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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