The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

coauthored with Craig Criddle

Drag a match along a rough surface, and a flame appears. Where did that come from? Matter, it seems, can go through bizarre transformations. There must be some hidden ingredients in there—and there are. No wonder it took so many extra centuries to figure out chemistry…

This Cartoon Guide covers the basics and then some: the history of chemistry, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions, heat and energy, states of matter, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids and bases, organic chemistry, and even a taste of thermodynamics and electrochemistry. And it has a new design for the periodic table, too! Groovy, baby!

HarperCollins, 256 pages, paper.

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