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Reactions: The private life of atoms

Peter Atkins


Illustrated with remarkable new full-color images--indeed, one or more on every page--and written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Reactions offers a compact, pain-free tour of the inner workings of chemistry. Reactions begins with the chemical formula almost everyone knows--the formula for water, H2O--a molecule with an "almost laughably simple chemical composition." But Atkins shows that water is also rather miraculous--it is the only substance whose solid form is less dense than its liquid (hence ice floats in water)--and incredibly central to many chemical reactio ... More

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695126
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199695126.001.0001


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