The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements

The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements

A Reference Guide

Book - 2006
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Provides a useful reference for understanding the chemical elements and their history and use.
Understanding the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is critical for success in the chemistry classroom and laboratory. In today's classroom, students not only need to understand the properties of the chemical elements, but how these elements play such an integral role in industry, the earth and the environment, and in modern life. No resource provides a better introduction than Robert Krebs's The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements. In this thoroughly revised edition, with extensive new examples on the importance of the chemical elements, the elements are examined within their groups, enabling students to make connections between elements of similar structure. In addition, the discovery and history of each element - from those known from ancient times to those created in the modern laboratory - is explained clearly and concisely.

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Appropriate for high school and college libraries, this reference summarizes the isotopes, electron configuration, chemical and physical properties, availability, history, and common compounds of 118 elements. Following the periodic table, the book begins with alkali metals and earth metals and continues through transition elements, metallics, metalloids, nonmetals, halogens, and noble gases. The second edition updates the bibliography and the list of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780313334382
Characteristics: xxv, 422 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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