Reactions : The Private Life of Atoms, Paperback Book

Reactions : The Private Life of Atoms Paperback


Peter Atkins captures the heart of chemistry in this book, through an innovative, closely integrated design of images and text, and his characteristically clear, precise, and economical exposition.

Explaining the processes involved in chemical reactions, he begins by introducing a 'tool kit' of basic reactions, such as precipitation, corrosion, and catalysis, and concludes by showing how these building blocks are brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis, to provide a concise and intellectually rewarding introduction to the private life of atoms.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, Full colour integrated illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780199668809

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