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Chemistry at Home: Exploring the Ingredients in Everyday Products


Chemistry at Home: Exploring the Ingredients in Everyday Products

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    Available in PDF Format | Chemistry at Home: Exploring the Ingredients in Everyday Products.pdf | English
    John Emsley(Author)
Hand cream, detergent, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet cleaner, air freshener, lipstick, perfume, low-fat spread, painkiller, diet drink, insect repellent...hundreds of everyday products that make our lives so much better than those of our forebears. And yet most of us know little about the ingredients they contain and why they deliver the benefits we enjoy. Some people find it worrying when they examine the list of ingredients on a packaging label, because all they read may be unintelligible names or E numbers. It appears to be just chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. The aim of this book is to examine the ingredients more closely and explain the reasons for their being used. Start reading and stop worrying. Chemistry at Home has been written by award-winning popular science writer and chemist, John Emsley, using non-technical language. The book has 12 chapters, each devoted to the kinds of products we are likely to find around the home, including in the garage and the garden shed. Chemistry at Home also includes a glossary which gives more technical information about the molecules mentioned in the book.

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Book details

  • PDF | 395 pages
  • John Emsley(Author)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (29 Jun. 2015)
  • English
  • 5
  • Science & Nature
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  • By Anjawo on 19 January 2016

    a great book, love it. right up my street in terms of my interests :-)

  • By kkoo0612 on 3 July 2015

    A typical/classic Emsley title. The text is well-written, flows well, and appeals to the scientist and most importantly: the non-scientist/non-specialist. Like all titles by John, there is a focus on the application of the chemistry in a way that not only conveys the molecular interaction, but the information required for a non-specialist to comprehend in an enjoyable fashion. As with other titles, the text does a lot of good for chemists; those white-haired, funny smelling, off-white coat wearing folk - a common misnomer. Chemistry is not bad, but essential for living. I cannot wait for the next title.

  • By Graham on 9 November 2015

    Great book explaining the chemical contents of the very day items we all use. A worthy addition to your library of reference books explaining what all the contents on a label are actually there for. Recommend for chemists and non chemists as its in every day lay mans terms. A bit repetitive for some chemicals but as a reference book that is used for just looking up a product it's not a problem.

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