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By Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda

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100 Chemical Myths bargains with well known but mostly unfaithful misconceptions and misunderstandings with regards to chemistry. It includes lucid and concise reasons reduce via fallacies and concrete legends which are universally correct to a world viewers. quite a lot of chemical myths are explored in those components; nutrition, medications, catastrophes, chemical compounds, and environmental difficulties. Connections to pop culture, literature, video clips, and cultural heritage carry the reader’s curiosity when key ideas are fantastically annotated with illustrations to facilitate the certainty of unusual fabric. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to contributors and not using a formal chemistry history to fledgling undergraduate chemists to professional researchers and beyond.

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One should remember that Mendeleev did not have any idea about the concept of atomic number, neither did he have any information about the electron structure of atoms. Today, these two things make the periodic table almost trivial. Nobody is infallible, Mendeleev was not, either. His mistakes were forgiven, possibly almost forgotten in science because his contribution to chemistry was indeed gigantic. Of all the scientists, he was the one who deserved an element to be named after him the most. This is element 101, mendelevium.

A combination of biotechnology with chemical methods is also often a step forward. The current production of vitamin C and penicillin use such advanced methods. 5. This number is the product of the numbers appearing in columns 2 and 3 in each row. The data include water, so the values shown for the paper industry 18 1 Misconceptions in General and biotechnology are very high. In addition to the mere amount of waste, the type of waste is also an important factor in making a comparison. Table salt may be considered as waste sometimes, but it is a very different kind from, say, chlorinated organic solvents.

Similarly, the boiling point of water also depends on pressure. From a phase diagram, one can read the actual melting point of ice at any pressure: all we need to do is to find where the boundary lies between ice and liquid water at that pressure. It should not be left without notice that there are three kinds of ice on the phase diagram. Ice, similarly to many other solids, has more than just one possible crystal structures, that is it has several different ways in which the molecules can arrange themselves in a regular pattern.

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