The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric R. Scerri

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric R. Scerri year 2012
  • Book name: The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Eric R. Scerri
  • Release date: 2012/6/27
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780199582495
  • Rating: 7.79 of 10
  • Votes: 176
  • Review by: Sherrell Pritchett
  • Review rating: 8.5 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/10
  • Total pages: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Here, Eric Scerri 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 gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, so that, as Scerri puts it, one science, physics, arguably came to colonize another, chemistry, although such a view is resisted by chemists. Scerri shows that quantum mechanics is absolutely central to chemistry, as itunderlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds, and therefore underpins the structure of the periodic table. Concluding with an overview of the huge variety of periodic tables that have been proposed in the print media and on the Internet, he explores the debated question of whether there is an optimal periodic table and what form it might take.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H3M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Chemistry Books, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
  • Available formats: PDF, HTMLZ, WORD, PRC, TXT, EPUB, DOC, OEB. Compressed in TAR.BZ, AZW4, ACE, RAR, TGZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.55 USD
  • Dimensions: 113x173x9mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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