Covering chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, this 4-vol. set also reviews the history of the field, up to modern research and practical applications. Along with biographies of scientists past and present, Chemistry's topics examine and explain the role chemistry plays in the various aspects of everyday life. Includes information about chemistry's many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry, and biotechnology. This accessible set allows students and general-interest readers alike to explore the myriad ways in which chemistry plays an important role in daily life - from the food we eat to the air we breathe.
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