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Molecules With Silly Or Unusual Names Paperback – 25 Aug 2008

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Icp; 1 edition (25 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848162073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848162075
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,544,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It would make an excellent present for a chemist, giving hours of enjoyment over the holiday period. --Chemistry World

This book contains even more information than is available online ... it s certainly a fun volume to dip into. --Science in School

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The very entertaining and nicely illustrated book about comical chemical names, written by Paul W May MOLECULES WITH SILLY OR UNUSUAL NAMES, is inherently funny but is best appreciated by people with some knowledge of chemical structures and how they are named. Many of the examples relate to organic molecules but other categories are included, such as minerals, proteins and genes. Explanatory, and often amusing, comments appear under each entry. Examples include arsole, fukugetin and cummingtonite. A vulgar sense of humour is a great help.
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