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The Resource 100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations, Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz

100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations, Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz

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100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations
Title
100 chemical myths
Title remainder
misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations
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Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz
Title variation
  • Misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations
  • One hundred chemical myths
Title variation remainder
misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations
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  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
100 chemical myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations that cut through fallacies and urban legends which are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader's interest, while key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. 100 chemical myths is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond
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BTCTA
Dewey number
540 K88 2014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hungarian
LC call number
QD37
LC item number
.S9613 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
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100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations, Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-361) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Misconceptions in general. Fear of the unknown : chemicals ; Life as a risky business ; Natural products : a delusion of safety ; Man-made commodities and safety issues ; The Cholera pandemonium : the blind leading the blind ; Regulating chemicals : maybe or maybe not ; Biowaste : biotechnology in perspective ; Ice skating and the science of sliding ; So what's happening to the ozone hole? ; Predicting the elements : success and failure ; Vedic wisdom : lead and Ayurveda ; Manipulating weather : ocean fertilization -- Food. Test your cranberry pie : vitamin C and benzoates ; Food dyes : the good, the bad and the ugly : Azo dyes, Triphenylmethane dyes ; The organic vegetable hype : A question for eternity : natural or artificial fertilizers?, Nitrates in vegetables, Are organic vegetables more nutritious than others? ; "You're the one for me, fatty" : concocted fats ; Fat matters : margarine vs. butter ; Fake food and kidney stones ; The coming shortage : vanilla and menthol ; Red alert : meat colors ; Moldy business : whole-grain cereals ; Red wine and the vineyard blues ; Popeye's spinach and the search for iron ; The perplexing spice : curry ; Bigger the better? The alpha and omega of fatty acids ; Sweet as birch : xylitol ; Bittersweet effects : grapefruit seeds ; Sweet dreams without sugar : artificial sweeteners : The saccharin case in a nutshell, Aspartame and methanol ; An ointment for your throat : the secrets of olive oil ; To add or not to add? Food additives : Baking powder, Salicylic acid, The Chinese restaurant syndrome and monosodium glutamate ; There's salt, and then there's salt ; Sugar for your tea? White or brown? ; The thickening stuff : guar gum gumbo ; Is caffeine free of risk? ; The biofuel dilemma ; Perfect timing : egg cooking ; Food fraud : then and now -- Medicines. Are generic medicines the same as the original? ; The vitamin that never was : B17 ; Joint efforts : glucosamine and chondroitin ; A man's drug of choice : testosterone ; Doped up and ready to win. Maybe ; Can placebos heal? ; Synthetic drugs vs. natural herbs ; Bitter, stronger : herbal tea sweeteners ; Homeopathy : no active ingredient? No side effect? ; Aromatherapy : nice but useless? ; Innocent or guilty? chamomile ; Depressed : antidepressant side effects ; Pre-emptive action : vitamin C ; Vitamin megadosing : the real truth ; Detox hoax : poison removal from your body ; Cloudy dreams in green : absinthe ; Is green tea caffeine-free? ; Red rice remedy : cholesterol relief? ; What exactly does aloë cure? ; Island pleasure for businessmen : noni ; Castor oil : a painful story ; The oldest sugar-free candy : licorice ; Cannon balls for your health : antibiotics ; Hearty soybeans : phytoestrogens ; Willow fever : aspirin ; Pill secrets : the efficiency of drugs ; In quest of active ingredients : herbs ; Getting rid of acids : alkaline cures ; "...upon the face of the waters" : mineral and tap water ; The illusive qualities of plant preparations ; The antioxidant story ; Stomach ache : baking soda ; Does hot pepper cause ulcer? ; Cocaine : drug, narcotic, or what? --
  • Catastrophes, poisons, chemicals. Is the use of cyanogen bromide forbidden in hospitals? ; Poison in groundwater : arsenic ; Don't touch the spilled mercury! ; Was DDT of more harm than use? ; Could dioxin be the most toxic substance? ; Was Napoleon murdered with arsenic? ; The resin wars : formaldehyde ; The Great Hungarian red mud deluge ; Death in a single grain ; A closer look at acids ; O, the fresh smell of ozone ; The diamond thermometer ; Everlasting love : diamonds ; Is pH 5.5 neutral? ; Sorrel soup scare : oxalic acid ; The mysteries of magnetism ; Water : the extravagant liquid ; Fire in space ; Is natural gas toxic? ; Respiratory affairs : carbon dioxide ; The true death toll of Chernobyl ; Were there nuclear explosions in Chernobyl or Fukushima? ; What was the Gulf War Syndrome? : Nerve agent antidote Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB), Organophosphate type pesticides and insect repellents, Nerve agent Sarin, Depleted uranium shells ; The strange case of Bisphenol A ; Death in the Danube : cyanide spills ; Sparkling cyanide : the ultimate poison ; Poly... what? Plastics vs. natural materials ; The difference between a rose and a cornflower ; The Erin Brockovich mystery : chromium salts -- Glossary of terms
Control code
ocn882189336
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 396 pages
Isbn
9783319084183
Lccn
2014947530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)882189336
Label
100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations, Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Misconceptions in general. Fear of the unknown : chemicals ; Life as a risky business ; Natural products : a delusion of safety ; Man-made commodities and safety issues ; The Cholera pandemonium : the blind leading the blind ; Regulating chemicals : maybe or maybe not ; Biowaste : biotechnology in perspective ; Ice skating and the science of sliding ; So what's happening to the ozone hole? ; Predicting the elements : success and failure ; Vedic wisdom : lead and Ayurveda ; Manipulating weather : ocean fertilization -- Food. Test your cranberry pie : vitamin C and benzoates ; Food dyes : the good, the bad and the ugly : Azo dyes, Triphenylmethane dyes ; The organic vegetable hype : A question for eternity : natural or artificial fertilizers?, Nitrates in vegetables, Are organic vegetables more nutritious than others? ; "You're the one for me, fatty" : concocted fats ; Fat matters : margarine vs. butter ; Fake food and kidney stones ; The coming shortage : vanilla and menthol ; Red alert : meat colors ; Moldy business : whole-grain cereals ; Red wine and the vineyard blues ; Popeye's spinach and the search for iron ; The perplexing spice : curry ; Bigger the better? The alpha and omega of fatty acids ; Sweet as birch : xylitol ; Bittersweet effects : grapefruit seeds ; Sweet dreams without sugar : artificial sweeteners : The saccharin case in a nutshell, Aspartame and methanol ; An ointment for your throat : the secrets of olive oil ; To add or not to add? Food additives : Baking powder, Salicylic acid, The Chinese restaurant syndrome and monosodium glutamate ; There's salt, and then there's salt ; Sugar for your tea? White or brown? ; The thickening stuff : guar gum gumbo ; Is caffeine free of risk? ; The biofuel dilemma ; Perfect timing : egg cooking ; Food fraud : then and now -- Medicines. Are generic medicines the same as the original? ; The vitamin that never was : B17 ; Joint efforts : glucosamine and chondroitin ; A man's drug of choice : testosterone ; Doped up and ready to win. Maybe ; Can placebos heal? ; Synthetic drugs vs. natural herbs ; Bitter, stronger : herbal tea sweeteners ; Homeopathy : no active ingredient? No side effect? ; Aromatherapy : nice but useless? ; Innocent or guilty? chamomile ; Depressed : antidepressant side effects ; Pre-emptive action : vitamin C ; Vitamin megadosing : the real truth ; Detox hoax : poison removal from your body ; Cloudy dreams in green : absinthe ; Is green tea caffeine-free? ; Red rice remedy : cholesterol relief? ; What exactly does aloë cure? ; Island pleasure for businessmen : noni ; Castor oil : a painful story ; The oldest sugar-free candy : licorice ; Cannon balls for your health : antibiotics ; Hearty soybeans : phytoestrogens ; Willow fever : aspirin ; Pill secrets : the efficiency of drugs ; In quest of active ingredients : herbs ; Getting rid of acids : alkaline cures ; "...upon the face of the waters" : mineral and tap water ; The illusive qualities of plant preparations ; The antioxidant story ; Stomach ache : baking soda ; Does hot pepper cause ulcer? ; Cocaine : drug, narcotic, or what? --
  • Catastrophes, poisons, chemicals. Is the use of cyanogen bromide forbidden in hospitals? ; Poison in groundwater : arsenic ; Don't touch the spilled mercury! ; Was DDT of more harm than use? ; Could dioxin be the most toxic substance? ; Was Napoleon murdered with arsenic? ; The resin wars : formaldehyde ; The Great Hungarian red mud deluge ; Death in a single grain ; A closer look at acids ; O, the fresh smell of ozone ; The diamond thermometer ; Everlasting love : diamonds ; Is pH 5.5 neutral? ; Sorrel soup scare : oxalic acid ; The mysteries of magnetism ; Water : the extravagant liquid ; Fire in space ; Is natural gas toxic? ; Respiratory affairs : carbon dioxide ; The true death toll of Chernobyl ; Were there nuclear explosions in Chernobyl or Fukushima? ; What was the Gulf War Syndrome? : Nerve agent antidote Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB), Organophosphate type pesticides and insect repellents, Nerve agent Sarin, Depleted uranium shells ; The strange case of Bisphenol A ; Death in the Danube : cyanide spills ; Sparkling cyanide : the ultimate poison ; Poly... what? Plastics vs. natural materials ; The difference between a rose and a cornflower ; The Erin Brockovich mystery : chromium salts -- Glossary of terms
Control code
ocn882189336
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 396 pages
Isbn
9783319084183
Lccn
2014947530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)882189336

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