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The Elements

Philip Ball.

April 2004; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: chemistry; history of science and technology. 186 pages.

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them....

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Molecules

Philip Ball.

November 2003; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: chemistry; biochemistry. 184 pages.

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction investigates the nature of molecules and how molecular structures and activities underlie the properties of materials and the processes of life. A...

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The Laws of Thermodynamics

Peter Atkins.

March 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: physical chemistry. 120 pages.

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction explains how the laws of thermodynamics establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and the nature of energy itself....

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The Periodic Table

Eric R. Scerri.

October 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: chemistry. 168 pages.

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure...

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Hormones

Martin Luck.

July 2014; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: chemistry; biological sciences; biochemistry. 144 pages.

Hormones balance and coordinate the workings of the body. There are many misconceptions about the endocrine system and few people are aware of its nature and importance. Hormones: A Very...

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Physical Chemistry

Peter Atkins.

April 2014; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: physical chemistry. 152 pages.

With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there...

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Acm

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry.

abbr. for acetamidomethyl‐.

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AcNeu

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry.

(formerly) symbol for N‐acetyl neuraminic acid (see sialic acid).

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acofriose

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry.

6‐deoxy‐3‐O‐methylmannose; the l enantiomer is a component of some cardiac glycosides.

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aconitase

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry — medicine and health.

An enzyme (EC 4.2.1.3) of the tricarboxylic acid cycle that catalyses isomerization of citrate/isocitrate. Isoforms are found both in cytoplasm (ACO1, 889 aa) and mitochondrial matrix...

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