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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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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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Journal of Chromatographic Science

August 2014; published online June 2013.

Journal. Subjects: chemistry.

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Journal of Radiation Research

July 2014; published online February 2014.

Journal. Subjects: radiology; nuclear chemistry, photochemistry, and radiation.

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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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americium

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry — physics.

Symbol Am. A radioactive metallic transuranic element belonging to the actinoids; a.n. 95; mass number of most stable isotope 243 (half-life 7.95 × 103 years); r.d. 13.67 (20°C); m.p. 994 ±...

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amethyst

Overview page. Subjects: art — chemistry.

The purple variety of the mineral quartz. It is found chiefly in Brazil, the Urals (Soviet Union), Arizona (USA), and Uruguay. The colour is due to impurities, especially iron oxide. It is...

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amicyanin

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry.

A bacterial electron transfer protein containing a type 1 copper site.

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amidase

Overview page. Subjects: chemistry.

1 any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of an ester.

2 EC 3.5.1.4; acylamide amidohydrolase; an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of a...

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