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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
Blimey, I really should read more of Atkins' work. I fell in love with Chemistry after reading his book 'Molecules' as a teenager. Atkins writes beautifully poetic descriptions of the chemical world and renders a rather dreary topic- mechanisms of reactions- rather fascinating. This book would be fabulous for someone wanting to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic chemical reactions toolkit .
Good reaction toolkit for beginner chemists . The drawings of molecules are a bit difficult to see as the molecular models are not quite the right size to fully appreciate its structure . Generally speaking is a good book to remind the basics of acid base reactions and all its different theories. Brilliant conclusion about the reactions mechanisms which concludes...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic chemical reactions toolkit ., 20 Feb. 2012
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Good reaction toolkit for beginner chemists . The drawings of molecules are a bit difficult to see as the molecular models are not quite the right size to fully appreciate its structure . Generally speaking is a good book to remind the basics of acid base reactions and all its different theories. Brilliant conclusion about the reactions mechanisms which concludes into a electron transfer and electron reception for all them .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!, 20 Dec. 2012
Blimey, I really should read more of Atkins' work. I fell in love with Chemistry after reading his book 'Molecules' as a teenager. Atkins writes beautifully poetic descriptions of the chemical world and renders a rather dreary topic- mechanisms of reactions- rather fascinating. This book would be fabulous for someone wanting to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level Chemistry. My only complaint is the poor diagrams; they are very small and the space-filling models do not really allow us to see what is happening. The prose, however, is faultless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A popular science book for organic chemists, 29 April 2013
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There's no doubt that Dr. Peter Atkins is a well accomplished writer of chemistry textbooks considering there continuing popularity with students.
Reactions: the private life of atoms is written within the realm of organic reactions and tries to explain why two molecules react the way they do. Dr. Atkins sets out to showing the reader that all reactions can be explained simply in terms of either proton or electron transfers.
But this is the problem. Writing a popular chemistry book based around electrons moving from one molecule to another is simply not going to fill 200 plus pages. Although organic chemists will tell you that the fine details change from one group of reactions to another its difficult to go into this without losing the interest of the casual reader.
Fine details we don't get but we do get the broad overview in the use of reaction steps and more reaction steps that follow a familiar pattern.
I don't think you can blame anybody other than organic chemistry itself for being basic at its core.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Generally very good., 3 Dec. 2012
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I gave this book 4 stars because I found it interesting and it explained most points very well. I liked the way in which complex chemistry is broken down and made easy to understand and the fact that it covers a broad range if chemistry and is therefore not too specific for an everyday reader however the images that are there to help one understand the concepts are not clear in almost all cases and it is difficult to understand what the images are trying to show. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a strong interest in chemistry and some background in chemistry (prospective a-level student).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reactions: The private life of atoms, 2 Mar. 2013
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Enthusiastically written chemistry text for the general public. The illustrations, although prepared with great care are not particularly clear and a weaker point
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4.0 out of 5 stars Know you body, 19 July 2013
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This is a very interesting book, if you want to know how atoms work. It explains certain chemistry actions, how atoms work in your stomach, how they make electricity flow etc.
Drawing of atoms are in colour, some drawing are useful, some are not, but be warned, this book does not make light reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Sept. 2014
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informative and is explained clearly
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epilogue, 22 Dec. 2011
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After this marvellous book nothing more can be said about the Chemistry as you learned it.You'll have to wait for the next knowledge paradigm.

Francisco Amaral
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