Chemistry at Home

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782626379
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Hand cream, detergent, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet cleaner, air freshener, lipstick, perfume, low-fat spread, painkiller, diet drink, insect repellent... hundreds of everyday products that make our lives so much better than those of our forebears. And yet most of us know little about the ingredients they contain and why they deliver the benefits we enjoy. Some people find it worrying when they examine the list of ingredients on a packaging label, because all they read may be unintelligible names or E numbers. It appears to be just chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. The aim of this book is to examine the ingredients more closely and explain the reasons for their being used. Start reading and stop worrying. Chemistry at Home has been written by award-winning popular science writer and chemist, John Emsley, using non-technical language. The book has 12 chapters, each devoted to the kinds of products we are likely to find around the home, including in the garage and the garden shed. Chemistry at Home also includes a glossary which gives more technical information about the molecules mentioned in the book.

Exposed

Author: Schapiro. Mark
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581952
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now

Why There s Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste

Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569766827
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Explaining why antifreeze is a component of toothpaste and how salt works in shampoo, this fascinating handbook delves into the chemistry of everyday household products. Decoding more than 150 cryptic ingredients, the guide explains each component's structural formula, offers synonymous names, and describes its common uses. This informative resource can serve curious readers as a basic primer to commercial chemistry or as an indexed reference for specific compounds found on a product label. Grouped according to type, these chemical descriptions will dissolve common misunderstandings and help make consumers more product savvy.

Chemistry in Your Kitchen

Author: Matthew Hartings
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782623132
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Introducing basic chemistry through everyday foods and meal preparations, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the science behind cooking.

Materials for the 21st Century

Author: David Segal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198804075
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Materials play a key role in our search for solutions to many pressing issues. They underpin industries, are critical for developing new consumer goods, are essential components for medical diagnosis, offer hope for the treatment of currently incurable diseases, and help solve environmental problems. This is a guide to materials for the future

Chemical Magic

Author: Leonard A. Ford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136736
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Classic guide provides intriguing entertainment while elucidating sound scientific principles, with more than 100 unusual stunts: cold fire, dust explosions, a nylon rope trick, a disappearing beaker, much more.

Culinary Reactions

Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769605
Format: PDF
Download Now
"When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful microbes. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Field explores the chemistry behind the recipes you follow every day. How does altering the ratio of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter, and water affect how high bread rises? Why is whipped cream made with nitrous oxide rather than the more common carbon dioxide? And why does Hollandaise sauce call for "clarified" butter? This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed, including Whipped Creamsicle Topping (a foam), Cherry Dream Cheese (a protein gel), and Lemonade with Chameleon Eggs (an acid indicator). It even shows you how to extract DNA from a Halloween pumpkin. You'll never look at your graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers -- er, measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls -- the same way again"--

The Organically Clean Home

Author: Becky Rapinchuk
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440572526
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
As seen in Real Simple, Shape Magazine, and on Oprah.com Cleaning products that save money--and the planet! Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products--all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities--without spending a fortune. Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like: Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener Peppermint glass and mirror wipes Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray Citrus foaming hand soap With The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month--and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.

Amazing KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619301210
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, the periodic table, the important history of science, and much more. Along the way, they'll make goop, cause chemical reactions, and create delicious treats, and all of it will illustrate important chemistry concepts. Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects is a fun and exciting way for young readers to learn all about chemistry and become scientists right in the kitchen.

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Author: Liz Lee Heinecke
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592539254
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
DIVHands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups./div