Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry
vVersion: Updated: 2015-04-06 iFull Version


The Sixth Edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry has over 4,700 entries, including over 200 new terms for this edition. It is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry of all levels, covering all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. It boasts broad coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology.

There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and chronologies charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics. Thanks to its greater breadth of content, this latest edition of the Dictionary of Chemistry also appeals to students in related disciplines such as biology and medicine.

"A favorite. It should be in every classroom and library...the reader is drawn inevitably from one entry to the next merely to satisfy curiosity"--School Science Review


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