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The rhubarb connection and other revelations : the everyday world of metal ions

Lars Öhrström author. Jacques Covès author.

2019

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QD 15 .O47 2019 )()

  • Title:
    The rhubarb connection and other revelations : the everyday world of metal ions
  • Author: Lars Öhrström author.
  • Jacques Covès author.
  • Description: Overture -- Fantastic metal ions and how to catch them -- Rhubarb, an emperor and the butler's pride -- Mining, magnets and making new elements -- On poisoning, self-poisoning and the Euro -- Down to earth chemistry -- Chemicals from trees and how the Pacific yew was saved -- Molecules and murderers : the art of detection and measuring -- MEtal medications and metals versus medicines -- Blood, iron and body metals -- Vanishing warships and sugary gold.
    "Pink warships that vanish at dusk, urinary maladies of an emperor, and a gold test for cocaine--behold the chemistry of metal ions as never before. In this book you will learn about the sarcophagus molecule, the Chen-Kao test, and how murderers can be caught blue-handed with the wonders of glowing luminol. You will also meet the hidden chemistry of metal ions in everyday life, from the clever modern devices that measure blood-sugar levels, to the leather on your shoes and chewing gum stuck to their soles. Expect to encounter a fair share of heroes and villains, real and fictional, scientist and layperson. Such characters include an ex-MI5 employee running a hospital ward in London amid falling German V1 rockets, a notorious racing cyclist, a proud butler and the lady who first proposed nuclear fission (it's not who you think it is). With engaging, humorous and intelligent prose, the reader will discover the fascinating back-stories of chemical discoveries and inventions where metal ions have played a major role."--Page 4 of cover.
  • Local Note: acq2020chm
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: London, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Format: xxi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781788010948;ISBN 1788010949
  • Subjects: Chemistry -- History; Discoveries in science -- History; Metal ions; Chemistry; Discoveries in science; Metal ions; 35.01 history of chemistry; History
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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