The elements
Jack Challoner
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The elements

the new guide to the building blocks of our universe

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What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? The Eiffel Tower and our blood? The salt on our food and the street lamps that guide us home? The answers are calcium, iron and sodium - each one an element. Forged in the Big Bang and in supernovas, the elements and their resulting compounds went on to create our Solar System, the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the proteins that would become life. This book provides need-to-know information on every one of the 118 known elements. Some, like carbon, oxygen and aluminium, are familiar; others, like gadolinium and tellurium, are not. Inside the book, you will find the elements' vital statistics, their important compounds and applications and the fascinating histories of their discovery. You will also find clear and concise explanations of what an element is, how and why the elements are arranged in the periodic table, and of the structure of atoms, the building blocks of everything around you. The Elements is your definitive guide to the elements. It is authoritative, accessible and filled with wonder.

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What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? The Eiffel Tower and our blood? The salt on our food and the street lamps that guide us home? The answers are calcium, iron and sodium - each one an element. Forged in the Big Bang and in supernovas, the elements and their resulting compounds went on to create our Solar System, the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the proteins that would become life. This book provides need-to-know information on every one of the 118 known elements. Some, like carbon, oxygen and aluminium, are familiar; others, like gadolinium and tellurium, are not. Inside the book, you will find the elements' vital statistics, their important compounds and applications and the fascinating histories of their discovery. You will also find clear and concise explanations of what an element is, how and why the elements are arranged in the periodic table, and of the structure of atoms, the building blocks of everything around you. The Elements is your definitive guide to the elements. It is authoritative, accessible and filled with wonder.

The elements

the new guide to the building blocks of our universe

This edition published in


Edition Description

What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? The Eiffel Tower and our blood? The salt on our food and the street lamps that guide us home? The answers are calcium, iron and sodium - each one an element. Forged in the Big Bang and in supernovas, the elements and their resulting compounds went on to create our Solar System, the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the proteins that would become life. This book provides need-to-know information on every one of the 118 known elements. Some, like carbon, oxygen and aluminium, are familiar; others, like gadolinium and tellurium, are not. Inside the book, you will find the elements' vital statistics, their important compounds and applications and the fascinating histories of their discovery. You will also find clear and concise explanations of what an element is, how and why the elements are arranged in the periodic table, and of the structure of atoms, the building blocks of everything around you. The Elements is your definitive guide to the elements. It is authoritative, accessible and filled with wonder.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Elements: a history
Hydrogen
The alkali metals: group 1
The alkaline earth metals: group 2
Interlude: The d-block and the transition metals
The transition metals: group 3
The transition metals: group 4
The transition metals: group 5
The transition metals: group 6
The transition metals: group 7
The transition metals: group 8
The transition metals: group 9
The transition metals: group 10
The transition metals: group 11
The transition metals: group 12
Interlude: The f-block: the lanthanoids and the actinoids
The lanthanoids
The actinoids
The boron group: group 13
The carbon group: group 14
The nitrogen group: group 15
The oxygen group: group 16
The halogens: groups 17
The noble gases: group 18
The transuranium elements.

Edition Notes

"First published in 2012 by Carlton Books Ltd."

Includes index.

Takes readers on an illustrated tour of the periodic table. Includes information about the elements, their main compounds, and their principal uses.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
546
Library of Congress
QD466 .C42 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
160 pages
Number of pages
160

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27181203M
ISBN 10
023300436X
ISBN 13
9780233004365
OCLC/WorldCat
885444134

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