Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chemistry for Kids

"More than 200 color pictures and clear, easy-to-follow directions show junior chemists how to prepare a laboratory at home, how to buy and make apparatus, and how to set up fascinating, informative experiments. In addition, there are facts about famous chemists, their contributions in nature and industry.

Supposedly the US government had the book removed from libraries and banned for sale on the grounds that the projects were too dangerous for its intended audience. I would have to agree that you probably don't want your kids making and igniting hydrogen in the garage, but for the aspiring chemist who can adhere to the safety precautions, this remains one of the best do-it-yourself chemistry books around.

Only 126 copies of this book exist in libraries worldwide. Sometimes you can find this rare book for sale but copies can fetch upwards of $700 or higher. Get a quality digital scanned copy today for a fraction of the cost of an original copy!


What Chemistry Is
 - Words Used by Chemists
 - The Importance of Chemistry
 - Chemists of the Past

Your Home Laboratory
 - Equipment for Chemistry
 - Setting Up Your Home Laboratory
 - Making Apparatus for Experiments
 - Scientific Measurements
 - Correct Laboratory Techniques

The Scientific Approach
 - Mr. Faraday’s Candle
 - You --- The Scientist!
 - Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

Water and Gases
 - Water – Our Most Important Compound
 - Oxygen – The Breath of Life
 - Hydrogen – Lightest of All
 - Carbon Dioxide
 - Nitrogen and Its Compounds
 - Chlorine – Friend and Foe

Chemical Formulas
 - Chemical Shorthand
 - The Periodic Table of the Elements

Acids, Bases, and Salts
 - The Mysteries of Solutions
 - Working with Acids
 - Working with Bases
 - Salts – Chemicals of Many Uses

 - Iodine – Violet or Brown?
 - Sulfur and Its Compounds
 - Silicon – The Element You Step On
 - Boron – Future Rocket-Power Element?

 - Sodium and Potassium
 - Calcium – For Building
 - Let’s Compare Two Metals
 - Aluminum – In Abundance
 - Manganese – Metal of Many Colors
 - We Live in an Age of Iron
 - Copper – Yesterday, Today
 - Silver – One of the “Noble” Metals

More About Formulas
 - Valences and Formulas

Organic Chemistry
 - Carbon – Element of a Million Compounds
 - The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
 - The Formulas of Carbon Compounds
 - A Lot of Hydrocarbons
 - Carbohydrates – Sweet and Bland
 - Many Kinds of Alcohols
 - Carboxylic Acids
 - Fats and Oils for Energy
 - Soap and Soap Making
 - Proteins – The Body-Building Foods
 - Colloidal Dispersions
 - Natural and Artificial Fibers
 - Plastics – A Modern Giant

Chemical Mathematics
 - Working Out Chemical Equations

The Future of Chemistry
 - What’s Ahead in Chemistry?

Where to Get Chemicals and Equipment
Common Chemicals and Their Formulas

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