Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
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Following in the tradition of the first five editions, the goal of this market leading textbook,Chemistry in Context, fifth edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis within a contextual framework of significant social, political, economic and ethical issues. The non traditional approach ofChemistry in Contextreflect today's technological issues and the chemistry principles imbedded within them. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in CIC.

Table of Contents

1 The Air We Breathe 2 Protecting the Ozone Layer 3 The Chemistry of Global Warming 4 Energy, Chemistry, and Society 5 The Water We Drink 6 Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain 7 The Fires of Nuclear Fission 8 Energy from Electron Transfer 9 The World of Polymers and Plastics 10 Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs 11 Nutrition: Food for Thought 12 Genetic Engineering and the Molecules of Life Appendixes Appendix 1: Measure for Measure - Conversion Factors and Constants Appendix 2: The Power of Exponents Appendix 3: Clearing the Logjam Appendix 4: Answers to Your Turn Questions Not Answered in the Text Appendix 5: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Questions

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