|Nivaldo Tro, ed. Steve Rawlings, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2017|
You may know of atoms and molecules, but why do certain particles behave the way they do? Where does the energy come from when an atom is split? How are fire and rust related? And why can we eat the organic compounds in food, but not in coal? Chemistry is the central science that bridges biology and physics, and it's at the heart of cooking and manufacturing. This book breaks down the subject into bite sized chunks that explain the nature of matter, the Periodic Table, acids and bases, and the laws of thermodynamics. It covers 50 essential topics in detailed 300-word briefs, along with one-line summations, names of key figures, directions for further study, and full-page illustrations.