The Rhubarb Connection and Other Revelations: The Everyday World of Metal Ions
Bok, 2018

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.

Featuring a foreword by popular science communicator Dr Raychelle Burks of St. Edward's University, Texas.

Författare

Jacques Covès

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Metallorganiska ramverksföreningar: syntes, topologi, katalys och magnetism

Vetenskapsrådet (VR), 2018-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Styrkeområden

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik (2010-2017)

Energi

Livsvetenskaper och teknik (2010-2018)

Materialvetenskap

Ämneskategorier

Lärande

Litteraturstudier

Litteraturvetenskap

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

ISBN

978-1-78801-094-8

Utgivare

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Senast uppdaterat

2019-01-24