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Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 5000 entries – over 175 new to this edition – it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry.
The seventh edition boasts broader coverage in areas such as nuclear magnetic resonance, polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and graphene, and absolute configuration, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these fields.
New diagrams have been added and existing diagrams updated to illustrate topics that would benefit from a visual aid. There are also biographical entries on key figures, featured entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.
New to this Edition:
- Over 175 new entries for this edition, including graphene, nanocluster, polyprotic acid, and silicene
- New diagrams have been added and existing diagrams have been updated
- Broader coverage in areas such as nuclear magnetic resonance, polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and graphene, and absolute configuration
Editors and Contributors
Dictionary of Chemistry A-Z
Atomic Theory Chronology
Crystal Defects (Feature)
The Greek alphabet
The electromagnetic spectrum
The periodic table
The chemical elements
Organic functional groups
Richard Rennie has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several reference books including A Dictionary of Physics and the Dictionary of Chemistry. He wrote the Facts on File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics which was published in 2003. He has taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry at various Sixth Form Colleges and is a Senior Invigilator for the University of Cambridge.
Jonathan Law (BA) is an editor at Market House Books Ltd.
Review of the previous edition:
"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