By Gábor Lente
A hundred Chemical Myths offers with well known but principally unfaithful misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding chemistry. It comprises lucid and concise factors minimize via fallacies and concrete legends which are universally appropriate to an international viewers. quite a lot of chemical myths are explored in those parts; nutrition, drugs, catastrophes, chemical compounds, and environmental difficulties. Connections to pop culture, literature, video clips, and cultural historical past carry the reader’s curiosity when key thoughts are fantastically annotated with illustrations to facilitate the knowledge of unusual fabric. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to members and not using a formal chemistry history to fledgling undergraduate chemists to professional researchers and past.
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