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Questions tagged [books]

For questions, that are about scientific books, and/or scientific literature in general. Maybe especially useful in combination with reference-request or textbook-erratum.

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Inorganic chemistry handbook with reaction lists

There is a handy handbook on common inorganic substances' properties called "Reactivity of Inorganic Substances" (eds. R. A. Lidin, V. A. Molochko, and L. L. Andreeva). It was originally written in ...
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What could some good source for problems in organic chemistry for undergrad level? [duplicate]

I have read Morrison Boyd Organic Chemistry and the exercises given at the back are quite interesting and some of them require a lot of critical thinking. I want to practice more such problems. Do ...
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Mastering inorganic chemistry for university [duplicate]

I want book recommendations for inorganic chemistry. I want to learn it in a way that every behavior or equation of elements seems logical and can be explained. Is there any book of that sort? It ...
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Book about biochemistry for physicist [closed]

I want to understand the basics of biochemistry, from a physicist point of view. I am looking for a textbook that discusses things like the covalent bond and the oxidation number, starting from first ...
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What old chemistry textbooks are good until present day? [closed]

I have found old chemistry textbooks like Walter Moore's Physical Chemistry and Morrison&Boyd's Organic Chemistry to be really good source of information, as good as actual reference textbooks. ...
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Is there any book as Landau's for Physics but for Chemistry? [closed]

Landau's series of books are a collection of books that describe briefly but very deeply the core part of the main fields of Physics. He wrote them rigorously and they are very very abstract. He gave ...
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Good books in inorganic chemistry? [duplicate]

I would like you to reccomend me a book (books) in inorganic chemistry , with good explanations , problems and solutions. Actually, i want to study it profoundly, but my theory isn't good enough.
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What's a good chemistry book for a practical man [closed]

Yesterday I picked up my old organic chemistry book and started to read it from the first chapter. After a couple of minutes I realized that I don't understand the concepts at all. The first chapter ...
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Editions of IUPAC Green Book

Why does the URL https://www.iupac.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Green-Book-PDF-Version-2011.pdf (ending in 2011) contain the Green Book labelled 2007, and reprinted in 2008? Does a 2011 edition ...
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Book recommendation for studying chemistry through scientific method [closed]

I really like physics and I think the reason is that I enjoy studying the process of discovering rather than reading known facts. I've tried to study chemistry but I feel introductory texts on ...
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Where can I access H. Landolt's article/book on his Iodine Clock experiments?

I simply want to take a look at Landolt's original writings and data so that I can make notes and reference it for a report I'm writing. I've looked everywhere on Google and I can't find anything ...
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Great books in Experimental Organic Chemistry?

This summer I've quite a lot of free time, so I decided to study experimental Organic synthesis. I don't even have basic experimental chemistry knowledge, however my theory is pretty firm( Clayden ...
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Book for understanding synthetic techniques and apparatus(with pictures) [closed]

Is there a standard textbook to understand numerous laboratory apparatus and the assembly techniques that can be used for carrying out different processes (with pictures)? I have been cleaning my lab ...
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Good collection of images showing periodicity of the Table?

Mendeleev's recognition of the periodicity of atomic trends was a milestone of human understanding, the detection of a pattern in what had appeared to be chaotic data. I think the significance and ...
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Books on Chemical Reaction Theory [duplicate]

I got interested in Chemical Reaction Theory by studying the lecture notes of Feinberg and related papers for my bachelor thesis and want to dive deeper into that subject. Are there any books you ...
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What is a good undergraduate bioorganic chemistry book? [duplicate]

What is a good undergraduate bioorganic chemistry book? I would like one of these as I'm tired of non-university books on the subject.
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A Book on Preparation and Reactions of organic compounds

I have to learn many methods of preparations of various hydrocarbons and their reactions. For this, I went through many articles and some books but didn't found the details of reactions anywhere (...
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Where to find a look-up table for mechanical properties of thermoplastics?

Does anybody know of a good compilation, regarding mechanical properties of thermoplastics or in general polymers?
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Which resources teach spectrum analysis of NMR and IR spectra? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a textbook that can teach me NMR and IR spectrum reading and analysis. I really don't understand how to read the spectra or how to analyse them.
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A book like Feynman's Lectures to Physics, which deals with Chemistry and provides insights [duplicate]

I have been reading The Feynman Lectures, and it provides a lot of basic knowledge in physics. I would like to know if there exists a book for chemistry like this too.
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Where is bifurcation situated on cyclohexane isomerisation PES?

I am wondering what does PES for cyclohexane isomerisation looks like. I have two possibilities in mind but each has some kind of vagueness. 1) Starting from boat conformation minimum, followed by ...
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Born-Oppenheimer approximation

I'm studying about formulation of Born-Oppenheimer approximation from Atkins, Molecular quantum mechanics, 5th edition. In chapter 8.1 I found the following: I keep wondering where did this W come ...
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Organic Chemistry Exercise Book [duplicate]

An Organic Chemistry Book that has only exercises? Better with solutions so to see if the answer is correct. Even more better if there is a PDF version. The exercises I am looking for are exercises ...
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References for Transition State Theory and Quantum Transtion State Theory

Having asked recently this, I started to look for good references and notes on Transition State Theory and, also, modern versions of it including things like tunneling (which isn't taken into account ...
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Introductory chemistry book with calculus prerequisite

I understand that the policy here is that book requests are allowed, as long there is an effort to narrow it down. This question is similar to Can someone recommend me a book ( preferably written long ...
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What happened to the authors of 'Modern Quantum Chemistry"?

This is kind of a silly question, but my google-fu has failed me, and I can think of no better place to ask it: What ever happened to the authors of the classic "Modern Quantum Chemistry", Attila ...
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A good textbook to balance chemical equations?

Is there any good textbook which after reading it I would be able to balance almost any chemical equation in inorganic chemistry?
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Equivalent of Szabo and Ostlund book for DFT

Szabo and Ostlund book Modern quantum chemistry [1] is extremely useful to understand Hartree-Fock and post-Hartree-Fock methods. Not only it explains the theory behind such methods, but it is also ...
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Analytical Chemistry Textbook Recommendation [duplicate]

Could anyone recommend a good book for self-learning that provide a clear, step by step guide on solving such chemical equilibria questions. It should cover the following topics: weak acid and ...
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Resources for learning Chemistry

Based on various other Stack exchange site (Mandarin Chinese, Russian and German), we adapt this project here for chemistry, since it's a great idea to have all kinds of resources in one place. This ...
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Best Guide to Chemical Thermodynamics

I understand thermodynamics in a physicsy way - at the level of Callen's Thermodynamics. However, my chemical thermodynamics is quite rusty: concepts like fugacity and activity coefficients are only ...
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What are good books about MO theory that don't require a lot of math background?

Are there any books about MO theory that explain the theory to a certain detail but don't rely on a lot of math background or explain the math within the book?
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What are some books, websites, etc. where I can find the detailed protocol for standardization of sodium thiosulfate with dichromate?

I am looking for a book or website such as "Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Chemical Analysis" where I can find methods for analyzing/standardizing a particular species easily. I am not looking for ...
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Biochem Book age and suggestions [closed]

I'm taking chem classes, and am interested in learning a some biochem on the side, on my own. I've bee looking for a decent book, though I'm on a bit of a tight budget so not brand shiny new ones ...
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A good book for learning paper and thin-layer chromatography

What book would you recommend for learning paper and thin-layer chromatography? I don't have access to fancy equipment (just to these two basic techniques that are relatively cheap), so it would be ...
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What are some popular science books in chemistry? [closed]

I have been reading the books The Elements by Theodore Gray and Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik, both being very popular chemistry science books. Are there some other easy-to-read, popular but ...
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Cell overpotential diagrams

Is there anyone who knows a book where I can find a detailed explanation of cell overpotential diagrams, like the ones shown here? Thanks in advance!
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Is there an authoritative list of chemical reactions/transformations? [closed]

Is there somewhere where I can find an authoritative list of chemical reactions, energy requirements, known catalysts, etc.? If not, how do you know if and how to transform substance A to substance B? ...
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Most Comprehensive Chemistry Book(s)? [closed]

Although I am now taking a pretty fundamental chemistry course, I am really looking to gain an extremely comprehensive knowledge of the subject, specifically, in inorganic and organic chemistry. I am ...
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Organic chemistry textbook for self-learning? [duplicate]

I am interested in learning organic chemistry in order to solidify my knowledge of molecular biology. However, there are a lot of options for organic chemistry textbooks, and I plan on simply ...
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What is some advance reference books about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas

What is some advance reference books specifically about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas with explanation? I seem to find nothing ...
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Are entries ever removed from the Merck Index?

I was re-sorting books the other day, and thought about how many years it has been since I bought my Merck Index. I'm sure there are new entries in the more recent additions, but I do not have such a ...
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Is Linus Pauling's General Chemistry still readable and up-to-date today?

I've found a Dover edition copy of Pauling's General Chemistry in the bookstore near me. I'd like to know if it's still readable today, I mean, is it still up-to-date? I have no background in ...
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Plastic: Reputable Publications

I would just like some reputable textbooks and or publication companies that have extensive research on plastics, as, for example, dealing with life cycles of plastics, degradation factors, effect on ...
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Books for a very advanced 3rd grader (elementary school) [duplicate]

My daughter is a 3rd grader, but she reads at 8th grade level, and she is 2 grade levels ahead in math. She reads everything she gets her hands on. She took some chemistry activities, and she loved ...
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Introduction to modeling chemical reactions

I am looking for introduction to modeling of chemical reactions. I think there is the base approach, where concentrations of chemical species are given, plus ratios of each possible reaction / outcome....