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The Facts on File dictionary of organic chemistry /
edited by John Daintith.
imprint
New York : Facts on file, c2004.
description
vii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0816049289 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
New York : Facts on file, c2004.
isbn
0816049289 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
5159376
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247).
A Look Inside
First Chapter
The Facts On File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry is a comprehensive resource that identifies and defines the basic terms of organic chemistry. The companion volume to The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry, this dictionary is designed to correspond to the way science is taught in the school curriculum. It deals exclusively with the terms and concepts in chemistry that deal with organic, or carbon-based, materials. This part of chemistry is generally studied separately from the part that deals with inorganic materials and, above a certain level, students need different textbooks for the two branches of the discipline.
Easy to understand and navigate, the dictionary is the perfect reference for the home, library, or classroom where students need clear, concise chemistry definitions. It provides quick access and complete reference definitions to more than 2,000 terms, concepts, and principles that make up a significant part of Section Four of the AP Chemistry course for high school students. Appendixes include the periodic table, a list of chemical elements, amino acid structures, and a list of websites. Undergraduate chemistry students and students studying the life sciences will also find the coverage and definitions useful.
Entries include:
Acylation
Biosynthesis
Chromatography
Epoxy resin
Friedel—Crafts reaction
Halons
Lewis acid
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Polymerization
Radiochemistry
Valence
Walden inversion
and more.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-06-01:
The nomenclature of organic chemistry can daunt chemistry students, making a good dictionary a valuable tool. Daintith offers concise definitions, ideally suited for undergraduates and advanced placement chemistry students, for more then 2,000 organic chemistry terms. The nine appendixes include a brief bibliography and periodic table and lists of carboxylic acids, the chemical structure of amino acids, the chemical structure of sugars, the chemical structure of nitrogenous bases and nucleosides, chemical elements, the Greek alphabet, fundamental constants, and related Web sites. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates. R. Dyson Lamar University
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The Facts On File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry is a comprehensive resource that identifies and defines the basic terms of organic chemistry. The companion volume to The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry, this dictionary is designed to correspond to the way science is taught in the school curriculum. It deals exclusively with the terms and concepts in chemistry that deal with organic, or carbon-based, materials. This part of chemistry is generally studied separately from the part that deals with inorganic materials and, above a certain level, students need different textbooks for the two branches of the discipline. Easy to understand and navigate, the dictionary is the perfect reference for the home, library, or classroom where students need clear, concise chemistry definitions. It provides quick access and complete reference definitions to more than 2,000 terms, concepts, and principles that make up a significant part of Section Four of the AP Chemistry course for high school students. Appendixes include the periodic table, a list of chemical elements, amino acid structures, and a list of websites. Undergraduate chemistry students and students studying the life sciences will also find the coverage and definitions useful. Entries include: Acylation Biosynthesis Chromatography Epoxy resin Friedel—Crafts reaction Halons Lewis acid Nuclear magnetic resonance Polymerization Radiochemistry Valence Walden inversion.
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"The Facts On File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry is a comprehensive resource that identifies and defines the basic terms of organic chemistry. The companion volume to "The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry
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Providing quick access & complete reference definition to the terms, concepts & principles of organic chemistry, this title covers basic terms in chemistry, physical chemistry, techniques used in organic chemistry, elements, classes of compounds & industrial processes.

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