Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Inorganic Chemistry. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, our lives are overflowing with materials. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.
- Author: Mark Miodownik
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Materials & Material Science, Materials Science
2. Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled Lined Paper Notebook Journal: Gold Glitter Liquid Marble Painting Workbook for Girls Kids Teens Students for Back to School and Home College Writing Notes
Composition Notebook Features: 110 blank wide lined white pages Printed on both sides Perfect size 7.5" x 9.25" inches (between A4 and A5) for tote bag, desk, backpack, school, home or work High quality glossy cover Perfect gift for School Notebook, Notebook For Kids, Notebook For Girls, Notebook For Boys, School Supplies, Back to school supplies, journal, taking notes, writing, organizing, lists, journaling and brainstorming For more unique journals and notebooks visit Latte Notebooks Author page (amazon.com/author/lattenotebooks)
- Author: Yolanda Madison
- Publisher: Independently published (May 8, 2020)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
- ISBN: 979-8644234516
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.25 x 9.25 inches
3. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. The Disappearing Spoon masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery -- from the Big Bang through the end of time. Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.
- Author: Sam Kean
- Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (June 6, 2011)
- Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
- ISBN: 978-0316051637
- Dimensions: 5.75 x 1.25 x 8.5 inches
4. Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
The fascinating, curious, and sometimes macabre history of radium as seen in its uses in everyday life. Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, it was radium that became the focus of both public fascination and entrepreneurial zeal. Half Lives tells the fascinating, curious, sometimes macabre story of the element through its ascendance as a desirable item – a present for a queen, a prize in a treasure hunt, a glow-in- the-dark dance costume – to its role as a supposed cure-all in everyday twentieth-century life, when medical practitioners and business people (reputable and otherwise) devised ingenious ways of commodifying the new wonder element, and enthusiastic customers welcomed their radioactive wares into their homes. Lucy Jane Santos—herself the proud owner of a formidable collection of radium beauty treatments—delves into the stories of these products and details the gradual downfall and discredit of the radium industry through the eyes of the people who bought, sold and eventually came to fear the once-fetishized substance. Half Lives is a new history of radium as part of a unique examination of the interplay between science and popular culture.
- Author: Lucy Jane Santos
- Publisher: Pegasus Books (July 6, 2021)
- Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
- ISBN: 978-1643137483
- Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
5. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements)
Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing. For many brewers used to choosing from a wide selection of hops and grain, water seems like an ingredient for which they have little choice but to accept what comes out of their faucet. But brewers in fact have many opportunities to modify their source water or to obtain mineral-free water and build their own brewing water from scratch. Much of the relevant information can be found in texts on physical and inorganic chemistry or water treatment and analysis, but these resources seldom, if ever, speak to brewers. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers takes the mystery out of water's role in the brewing process. This book is not just about brewing liquor. Whether in a brewery or at home, water is needed for every part of the brewing process: chilling, diluting, cleaning, boiler operation, wastewater treatment, and even physically pushing wort or beer from one place to another. The authors lead the reader from an overview of the water cycle and water sources, to adjusting water for different beer styles and brewery processes, to wastewater treatment. It covers precipitation, groundwater, and surface water, and explains how municipal water is treated to make it safe to drink but not always suitable for brewing. The parameters measured in a water report are explained, along with their impact on the mash and the final beer. Understand ion concentrations, temporary and permanent hardness, and pH. The concept of residual alkalinity is covered in detail and the causes of alkalinity in water are explored, along with techniques to control alkalinity. Ultimately, residual alkalinity is the major effector on mash pH, and this book addresses how to predict and target a specific mash pH―a key skill for any brewer wishing to raise their beer to the next level. But minerals in brewing water also determine specific flavor attributes. Ionic species important to beer are discussed and concepts like the sulfate-to-chloride ratio are explained. Examples illustrate how to tailor your brewing water to suit any style of beer. To complete the subject, the authors focus on brewery operations relating to source water treatment, such as the removal of particulates, dissolved solids, gas and liquid contaminants, organic contaminants, chlorine and chloramine, and dissolved oxygen. This section considers the pros and cons of various technologies, including membrane technologies such as filtration, ion-exchange systems, and reverse osmosis.
- Author: John J. Palmer
- Publisher: Brewers Publications; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2013)
- Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
- ISBN: 978-0937381991
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.79 x 8.78 inches
6. The Ultimate Guide to Methylene Blue: Remarkable Hope for Depression, COVID, AIDS & other Viruses, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer, Heart Disease, Cognitive ... Targeting Mitochondrial Dysfunction)
Harness the power of Methylene Blue to Revolutionize Your Health and Life 20th Century scientific breakthroughs have revealed that virtually all diseases in existence are metabolic in origin, and that improving cellular mitochondrial function is the fastest way to restore health. Originally developed for dying fabric by the textile industry, you’re about to learn why methylene blue is one of the most potent metabolic medicines ever discovered. Your Complete Guide to Methylene Blue will show you the secrets of dye therapy, and how to use it to improve mitochondrial function and powerfully enhance your body’s metabolism. Bestselling author Mark Sloan is the creator of the popular blog Endalldisease, which delivers evidence-based health information and has helped tens of thousands of people get healthy. After losing his mother to cancer at age 12, Mark has committed his life to finding safer and more effective therapies for diseases of all kinds. In this book, you’ll learn how to: Skyrocket your energy levels so you can take action in your life Boost your brain function, memory and creativity Relieve aches and accelerate repair of injuries and wounds Enhance sexual function, performance and fertility Eliminate depressive thoughts and feel better about your life Methylene Blue is your ultimate guide for understanding what disease is, what disease isn’t, and how to use methylene blue to dramatically enhance your health and quality of life. Get Started Immediately! Pick up your copy now by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
- Author: Mark Sloan
- Publisher: Endalldisease Publishing (May 14, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Medical eBooks
7. AP® Chemistry Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
AP® Chemistry Crash Course® A Higher Score in Less Time! At REA, we invented the quick-review study guide for AP® exams. A decade later, REA’s Crash Course® remains the top choice for AP® students who want to make the most of their study time and earn a high score. Here’s why more AP® teachers and students turn to REA’s AP® Chemistry Crash Course®: Targeted Review - Study Only What You Need to Know. Our Crash Course® is based on an in-depth analysis of the latest AP® Chemistry course and exam description and sample AP® test questions released by the College Board. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice. Written by Adrian Dingle, an award-winning AP® Chemistry teacher and test development expert, the book gives you the topics and critical context that will matter most on exam day. Crash Course® relies on the author’s extensive analysis of the test’s structure and content. By following his advice, you can boost your score. Practice questions – a mini-test in the book, a full-length exam online. Are you ready for your exam? Try our focused practice set inside the book. Then go online to take our full-length practice exam.You’ll get the benefits of timed testing, detailed answers, and automatic scoring that pinpoints your performance based on the official AP® exam topics – so you'll be confident on test day. Whether you’re cramming for the exam or looking to recap and reinforce your teacher’s lessons, Crash Course® is the study guide every AP® student needs.
- Author: Adrian Dingle
- Publisher: Research & Education Association; Third Edition, Revised (February 4, 2020)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
- ISBN: 978-0738612638
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
8. Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.” We know that we need water to survive, and that a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can feel just as vital. But do we understand how much we rely on liquids, or their destructive power? Set on a transatlantic flight, Liquid Rules offers readers a tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. We encounter fluids within the plane—from hand soap to liquid crystal display screens—and without: in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids with wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik’s unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids to life in a captivating new way.
- Author: Mark Miodownik
- Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (February 11, 2020)
- Genre: History, Americas
- ISBN: 978-0358108450
- Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.63 x 8 inches
9. Molecular Visions (Organic, Inorganic, Organometallic) Molecular Model Kit #1 by Darling Models to accompany Organic Chemistry
Molecular models are as vital a tool for the study of chemistry as calculators are for the study of mathematics. Molecular Visions models may be assembled in infinite combinations enabling the user to construct not only familiar configurations but also undiscovered possibilities. Models are intended to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought, and assist the visualization process. They present the user with a solid form of an abstract object that can otherwise only be visualized by the chemist. While chemistry textbooks use letters and graphics to describe molecules, molecular models make them "real". MOLECULAR VISIONS Organic Kit #1 is in a green plastic box, 9"x4"x2"
- Author: Darling Models
- Publisher: Darling Models; 4th edition (April 7, 2000)
- Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
- ISBN: 978-0964883710
- Dimensions: 4.8 x 2 x 9.5 inches
10. Hexagonal Graph Paper Composition Notebook: Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Note Book, 1/4 inch hexagons (Science Notebooks Series) (Chem Lab Science Journals)
This hexagonal graph paper notebook is ideal for chemistry notes and practice, IUPAC naming and drawing out organic structures. Soft Cover Perfect Bound Glued Spine 1/4 inch Hexagonal Graph Paper Use as Math and Science Notebook, Graphing & Drawing or Sketch Journal
- Author: Enchanted Willow
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 21, 2018)
- Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
- ISBN: 978-1721668670
- Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.27 x 9.69 inches