eBook Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, 2nd Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1414476124
  • ISBN-13: 9781414476124
  • DDC: 546
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 1003 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

U X L expands its line of science resources in response to requests from librarians and teachers to bring you Chemical Elements. This 3-vol. title, now updated and presented in full color, provides in-depth, current and accurate information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118 (now awaiting approval from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

Chemical Elements follows U X L's highly-praised style by covering this difficult topic in a manner and writing level accessible enough for younger and middle school students, yet appropriate for high school students, too. Adding to its appeal are more than 290 photographs and illustrations, most in color, showcasing various elements, the products in which they are used, and the places in which they are found. Such imagery brings the elements to life. Black-and-white images of historical significance are also included.

Through standard rubrics, researchers will learn how the element was discovered and by whom, the element's practical role in everyday life, who or what it is named after and more. Sidebars spotlight well-known products containing the element, trivia on famous events relating to the element, definitions of difficult words and more. Added value is provided through a comprehensive further reading section, a timetable of events, a glossary of terms, a two-page color-coded periodic table and a general index. Three tables of contents are also provided to help students locate the element entries with ease. These include: Main tables of contents arranged alphabetically by element name, tables of contents listed in order of the elements' atomic numbers and a tables of contents with elements categorized by family group.

Features and Benefits

  • UXL has fully updated this jewel of a reference work on the 112 known chemical elements, plus the recently-discovered elements 113 through 118.
  • A timetable of events.
  • A glossary of terms.
  • A general bibliography.
  • Periodic table endsheets and a general index.
  • 100 black-and-white illustrations and 150 color photos.

What's New

  • Lists of further readings.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414476086 | ISBN-13: 9781414476087

Reviews

"Designed especially for students in middle school, but also appropriate for high school. Fits in nicely with other titles for this age group. Given the reasonable price, consider purchasing one set for reference and two or three for circulation at report-writing time. Recommended for school and public libraries." -- RBB/Booklist (05/01/99)

— Booklist

"This is the most thorough and accessible treatment of a topic that can drain library collections at report-writing time." -- RBB/Booklist "Editor's Choice 1999 Reference Source" (1/1/2000)

— Booklist

"This jewel of a reference is by far the best of the UXL publications that this reviewer has seen. Provides much information on each element that is often difficult for students and teachers to find. Youth of all ages will find the text inviting and readable, but comprehensive. My life as a science teacher would have been easier with this reference. A must-have for any library serving science teachers or students, not just for the reference shelf, but to be savored outside the library." -- VOYA (August 1999)

— VOYA

"For my students, working on in-depth research on chemical elements and Bohr models, this set was the resource of choice even when competing with a reserve unit, access to databases, and the Internet. Students were able to find most of their information and understand what they found. Highly recommended." -- Book Report (October 1999)

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"Clear and concise text. Compares favorably to Albert Stwertka's A Guide to the Elements (Oxford Univ., 1998)." -- School Library Journal (August 1999)

— School Library Journal

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1.
Contents: Elements by Atomic Number.
Contents: Elements by Family Group.
Reader’s Guide.
Timeline: The Discovery of Elements.
Words to Know.
Actinium (Ac).
Aluminum (Al).
Americium (Am).
Antimony (Sb).
Argon (Ar).
Arsenic (As).
Astatine (At).
Barium (Ba).
Berkelium (Bk).
Beryllium (Be).
Bismuth (Bi).
Bohrium (Bh) - See Transfermium elements, volume 3.
Boron (B).
Bromine (Br).
Cadmium (Cd).
Calcium (Ca).
Californium (Cf).
Carbon (C).
Cerium (Ce).
Cesium (Cs).
Chlorine (Cl).
Chromium (Cr).
Cobalt (Co).
Copernicium (Cn) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Copper (Cu).
Curium (Cm).
Darmstadtium (Ds) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Dubnium (Db) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Dysprosium (Dy).
Einsteinium (Es).
Erbium (Er).
Europium (Eu).
Fermium (Fm).
Fluorine (F).
Francium (Fr).
Where to Learn More.
Index.
VOLUME 2.
Contents: Elements by Atomic Number.
Contents: Elements by Family Group.
Reader’s Guide.
Timeline: The Discovery of Elements.
Words to Know.
Gadolinium (Gd).
Gallium (Ga).
Germanium (Ge).
Gold (Au).
Hafnium (Hf).
Hassium (Hs) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Helium (He).
Holmium (Ho).
Hydrogen (H).
Indium (In).
Iodine (I).
Iridium (Ir).
Iron (Fe).
Krypton (Kr).
Lanthanum (La).
Lawrencium (Lr) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Lead (Pb).
Lithium (Li).
Lutetium (Lu).
Magnesium (Mg).
Manganese (Mn).
Meitnerium (Mt) -- See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Mendelevium (Md) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Mercury (Hg).
Molybdenum (Mo).
Neodymium (Nd).
Neon (Ne).
Neptunium (Np).
Nickel (Ni).
Niobium (Nb).
Nitrogen (N).
Nobelium (No) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Osmium (Os).
Oxygen (O).
Where to Learn More.
Index.
VOLUME 3.
Contents: Elements by Atomic Numbe.
Contents: Elements by Family Group.
Reader’s Guide.
Timeline: The Discovery of Elements.
Words to Know.
Palladium (Pd).
Phosphorus (P).
Platinum (Pt).
Plutonium (Pu).
Polonium (Po).
Potassium (K).
Praseodymium (Pr).
Promethium (Pm).
Protactinium (Pa).
Radium (Ra).
Radon (Rn).
Rhenium (Re).
Rhodium (Rh).
Roentgenium (Rg) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Rubidium (Rb).
Ruthenium (Ru).
Rutherfordium (Rf) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Samarium (Sm).
Scandium (Sc).
Seaborgium (Sg) - See Transfermium Elements, volume 3.
Selenium (Se).
Silicon (Si).
Silver (Ag).
Sodium (Na).
Strontium (Sr).
Sulfur (S).
Tantalum (Ta).
Technetium (Tc).
Tellurium (Te).
Terbium (Tb).
Thallium (Tl).
Thorium (Th).
Thulium (Tm).
Tin (Sn).
Titanium (Ti).
Transfermium Elements.
Tungsten (W).
Uranium (U).
Vanadium (V).
Xenon (Xe).
Ytterbium (Yb).
Yttrium (Y).
Zinc (Zn).
Zirconium (Zr).
Where to Learn More.
Index.
Contents: Elements by Atomic Number.
Elements are listed in order by atomic number.
1—Hydrogen (H).
2—Helium (He).
3—Lithium (Li).
4—Beryllium (Be).
5—Boron (B).
6—Carbon (C).
7—Nitrogen (N).
8—Oxygen (O).
9—Fluorine (F).
10—Neon (Ne).
11—Sodium (Na).
12—Magnesium (Mg).
13—Aluminum (Al).
14—Silicon (Si).
15—Phosphorus (P).
16—Sulfur (S).
17—Chlorine (Cl).
18—Argon (Ar).
19—Potassium (K).
20—Calcium (Ca).
21—Scandium (Sc).
22—Titanium (Ti).
23—Vanadium (V).
24—Chromium (Cr).
25—Manganese (Mn).
26—Iron (Fe).
27—Cobalt (Co).
28—Nickel (Ni).
29—Copper (Cu).
30—Zinc (Zn).
31—Gallium (Ga).
32—Germanium (Ge).
33—Arsenic (As).
34—Selenium (Se).
35—Bromine (Br).
36—Krypton (Kr).
37—Rubidium (Rb).
38—Strontium (Sr).
39—Yttrium (Y).
40—Zirconium (Zr).
41—Niobium (Nb).
42—Molybdenum (Mo).
43—Technetium (Tc).
44—Ruthenium (Ru).
45—Rhodium (Rh).
46—Palladium (Pd).
47—Silver (Ag).
48—Cadmium (Cd).
49—Indium (In).
50—Tin (Sn).
51—Antimony (Sb).
52—Tellurium (Te).
53—Iodine (I).
54—Xenon (Xe).
55—Cesium (Cs).
56—Barium (Ba).
57—Lanthanum (La).
58—Cerium (Ce).
59—Praseodymium (Pr).
60—Neodymium (Nd).
61—Promethium (Pm).
62—Samarium (Sm).
63—Europium (Eu).
64—Gadolinium (Gd).
65—Terbium (Tb).
66—Dysprosium (Dy).
67—Holmium (Ho).
68—Erbium (Er).
69—Thulium (Tm).
70—Ytterbium (Yb).
71—Lutetium (Lu).
72—Hafnium (Hf).
73—Tantalum (Ta).
74—Tungsten (W).
75—Rhenium (Re).
76—Osmium (Os).
77—Iridium (Ir).
78—Platinum (Pt).
79—Gold (Au).
80—Mercury (Hg).
81—Thallium (Tl).
82—Lead (Pb).
83—Bismuth (Bi).
84—Polonium (Po).
85—Astatine (At).
86—Radon (Rn).
87—Francium (Fr).
88—Radium (Ra).
89—Actinium (Ac).
90—Thorium (Th).
91—Protactinium (Pa).
92—Uranium (U).
93—Neptunium (Np).
94—Plutonium (Pu).
95—Americium (Am).
96—Curium (Cm).
97—Berkelium (Bk).
98—Californium (Cf).
99—Einsteinium (Es).
100—Fermium (Fm).
101—Mendelevium (Md).
102—Nobelium (No).
103—Lawrencium (Lr).
104—Rutherfordium (Rf).
105—Dubnium (Db).
106—Seaborgium (Sg).
107—Bohrium (Bh).
108—Hassium (Hs).
109—Meitnerium (Mt).
110—Darmstadtium (Ds).
111—Roentgenium (Rg).
112—Copernicium (Cn).
ELEMENTS BY FAMILY GROUP.
GROUP 1 (IA).
Cesium (Cs).
Francium (Fr).
Hydrogen (H).
Lithium (Li).
Potassium (K).
Rubidium (Rb).
Sodium (Na).
GROUP 2 (IIA).
Barium (Ba).
Beryllium (Be).
Calcium (Ca).
Magnesium (Mg).
Radium (Ra).
Strontium (Sr).
GROUP 3 (IIIB).
Actinium (Ac).
Lanthanum (La).
Scandium (Sc).
Yttrium (Y).
GROUP 4 (IVB).
Hafnium (Hf).
Rutherfordium (Rf).
Titanium (Ti).
Zirconium (Zr).
GROUP 5 (VB).
Dubnium (Db).
Niobium (Nb).
Tantalum (Ta).
Vanadium (V).
GROUP 6 (VIB).
Chromium (Cr).
Molybdenum (Mo).
Seaborgium (Sg).
Tungsten (W).
GROUP 7 (VIIB).
Bohrium (Bh).
Manganese (Mn).
Rhenium (Re).
Technetium (Tc).
GROUP 8 (VIIIB).
Hassium (Hs).
Iron (Fe).
Osmium (Os).
Ruthenium (Ru).
GROUP 9 (VIIIB).
Cobalt (Co).
Iridium (Ir).
Meitnerium (Mt).
Rhodium (Rh).
GROUP 10 (VIIIB).
Darmstadtium (Ds).
Nickel (Ni).
Palladium (Pd).
Platinum (Pt).
GROUP 11 (IB).
Copper (Cu).
Gold (Au).
Roentgenium (Rg).
Silver (Ag).
GROUP 12 (IIB).
Cadmium (Cd).
Copernicium (Cn).
Mercury (Hg).
Zinc (Zn).
GROUP 13 (IIIA).
Aluminum (Al).
Boron (B).
Gallium (Ga).
Indium (In).
Thallium (Tl).
GROUP 14 (IVA).
Carbon (C).
Germanium (Ge).
Lead (Pb).
Silicon (Si).
Tin (Sn).
GROUP 15 (VA).
Antimony (Sb).
Arsenic (As).
Bismuth (Bi).
Nitrogen (N).
Phosphorus (P).
GROUP 16 (VIA).
Oxygen (O).
Polonium (Po).
Selenium (Se).
Sulfur (S).
Tellurium (Te).
GROUP 17 (VIIA).
Astatine (At).
Bromine (Br).
Chlorine (Cl).
Fluorine (F).
Iodine (I).
GROUP 18 (VIIIA).
Argon (Ar).
Helium (He).
Krypton (Kr).
Neon (Ne).
Radon (Rn).
Xenon (Xe).
LANTHANOIDS.
Cerium (Ce).
Dysprosium (Dy).
Erbium (Er).
Europium (Eu).
Gadolinium (Gd).
Holmium (Ho).
Lanthanum (La).
Lutetium (Lu).
Neodymium (Nd).
Praseodymium (Pr).
Promethium (Pm).
Samarium (Sm).
Terbium (Tb).
Thulium (Tm).
Ytterbium (Yb).
ACTINOIDS.
Actinium (Ac).
Americium (Am).
Berkelium (Bk).
Californium (Cf).
Curium (Cm).
Einsteinium (Es).
Fermium (Fm).
Lawrencium (Lr).
Mendelevium (Md).
Neptunium (Np).
Nobelium (No).
Plutonium (Pu).
Protactinium (Pa).
Thorium (Th).
Uranium (U).