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Chemistry, Geology

Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Principles of catalysis [by] G.C. Bond
    QD 1 R6785 no. 7

  • The experimental self : Humphry Davy and the making of a man of science / Jan Golinski
    QD 22 D3G65 2016
    What did it mean to be a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy, the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth century. Originally a country boy from a modest background, Davy was propelled by his scientific accomplishments to a knighthood and the presidency of the Royal Society. An enigmatic figure to his contemporaries, Davy has continued to elude the efforts of biographers to classify him: poet, friend to Coleridge and Wordsworth, author of travel narratives and a book on fishing, chemist and inventor of the miners' safety lamp. What are we to make of such a man?

    In The Experimental Self , Golinski argues that Davy's life is best understood as a prolonged process of self-experimentation. He follows Davy from his youthful enthusiasm for physiological experiment through his self-fashioning as a man of science in a period when the path to a scientific career was not as well-trodden as it is today. What emerges is a portrait of Davy as a creative fashioner of his own identity through a lifelong series of experiments in selfhood.

  • Foundations of organic chemistry : worked examples / Michael Hornby and Josephine Peach
    QD 257 H57 2000
    This book provides problems, with answers and tutorial guidance, on the organic chemistry encountered by students in their first year of undergraduate courses. The layout of the book runs parallel with that of the successful Foundations of Organic Chemistry by the same authors. The first three chapters cover basic physical organic chemistry, setting the scene for the mechanistic organic chemistry covered later. The problems are accompanied by useful hints, and the answers are given with tutorial comments which reinforce the chemical principles involved.

  • Thermodynamics kept simple : a molecular approach : what is the driving force in the world of molecules? / Roland Kjellander
    QD 504 K54 2016

    Thermodynamics Kept Simple - A Molecular Approach: What is the Driving Force in the World of Molecules'offers a truly unique way of teaching and thinking about basic thermodynamics that helps students overcome common conceptual problems.

    For example, the book explains the concept of entropy from the perspective of probabilities of various molecular processes. Temperature is then addressed and related to probabilities for heat transfer between different systems. This approach gives the second law of thermodynamics a natural and intuitive background.

    The book delivers a concise and brilliantly conceived introduction to thermodynamics by focusing at the molecular level in a manner that is easy to follow and illustrated by engaging, concrete examples. By providing a guided tour of the world of molecules, the book gives insights into essential principles of thermodynamics with minimal use of mathematics. It takes as a unifying theme an application of simple but appropriate reasoning that leads to the correct mathematical relationships.

    Many well-chosen examples are employed to clearly illustrate the core laws and to supply valuable insight into the molecular events underlying the thermodynamic macroscopic description, such as how spreading of energy and spreading of particles can sometimes oppose each other and at other times work together. Thereby, insight into the world experienced in everyday life also is gained.

    The book covers key concepts such as entropy, energy transfer, heat exchange, work, enthalpy, free energy, irreversible and reversible processes, chemical equilibrium, and phase transitions. It provides an intuitive understanding of the distinction between microscopic and macroscopic states and shows how statistics play out in the molecular world.

    Based on the author's popular, classroom-proven Swedish textbook, this book presents the fundamentals of thermodynamics in a straightforward manner accessible to students at the first-year university level and beyond.


  • Microwave-assisted polymerization / Anuradha Mishra, Tanvi Vats, James H. Clark
    QD 281 P6M57 2016
    Polymer science faces the challenge of meeting growing market demand for polymers whilst achieving sustainability through environmentally friendly processes. Microwave heating has emerged as a greener technique that accelerates a variety of chemical reactions, including polymerization. Microwave-assisted reactions can be cleaner and more rapid and economic analyses suggest that the cost of curing polymers may be reduced by switching over to the use of microwaves.
    This book provides comprehensive coverage of microwave-assisted polymerization. The first chapter introduces readers to the theory behind the accelerating effects of microwaves on chemical reactions and covers the types of commercial microwave reactors being used for synthesis and processing of polymers that are available on the market. Subsequent chapters are organised by type of reaction, including radical homo and co-polymerizations, step growth polymerization and peptide synthesis. Importantly, analysis of processes and product properties in comparison with conventional methods is also detailed.
    This book will be a valuable resource for green chemists and polymer scientists and engineers who want to develop sustainable processes.

  • Handbook of enhanced spectroscopy / edited by Pietro Giuseppe Gucciardi, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Nathalie Lidgi-Guigui
    QD 95 H246 2016

    Techniques such as Raman, infrared, fluorescence, and even nonlinear spectroscopies have recently grown in resolution and possibilities thanks to the use of nanostructured surfaces. Excitation of localized surface plasmon (LSP) and/or the use of specific shapes of nanostructures have made it possible to gain an incredible sensitivity in these spectroscopies. Unlike other books in the market, which mainly focus on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmonics, the aim of this book is to provide the reader with a detailed overview of enhanced spectroscopies. It introduces plasmon and electromagnetic effects arising in metallic nanostructures, and reviews the above spectroscopies, enhanced by the presence of either a nanostructure or a tip. It reviews the theoretical basis of each technique, describes experimental procedures, and suggests some applications.


  • Organic synthesis using biocatalysis / edited by Animesh Goswami, Jon D. Stewart
    QD 262 O74 2016

    Organic Synthesis Using Biocatalysis provides a concise background on the application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds, including the important biocatalytic reactions and application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds in pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical areas.

    The book provides recipes for carrying out various biocatalytic reactions, helping both newcomers and non-experts use these methodologies. It is written by experts in their fields, and provides both a current status and future prospects of biocatalysis in the synthesis of organic molecules.



    Provides a concise background of the application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds Expert contributors present recipes for carrying out biocatalytic reactions, including subject worthy discussions on biocatalysis in organic synthesis, biocatalysis for selective organic transformation, enzymes as catalysis for organic synthesis, biocatalysis in Industry, including pharmaceuticals, and more Contains detailed, separate chapters that describe the application of biocatalysis

  • Synthetic methods in organic electronic and photonic materials : a practical guide / Timothy C. Parker and Seth R. Marder
    QD 262 P345 2015
    With the development of courses on materials synthesis and the need to carry out specific chemical transformations in the laboratory, good practical advice will be needed for those requiring more detail on conjugated materials synthesis. The purpose of this book is to give researchers and students an introduction and reference that efficiently provides general information for each important synthetic method category and a number of examples from the literature to convey practically important variations. It is useful as an outline for advanced organic and materials science courses as well as a good introduction and desk reference for new and experienced researchers in the field.

  • How life works : the inside word from a biochemist / William Elliott and Daphne Elliott
    QD 415 E53 2015
    * Explores how life works in a captivating and accessible manner
    * Gives the reader a much deeper understanding into current media topics like stem cell research, genetically modified foods and many other health related issues.

    Biochemistry not only explains what DNA is and how it forms the blueprint for who you are, it also explains how the food you eat is broken down, supplying the energy to run a marathon. It shows the intricate structures of proteins and describes their amazing functions. With millions of interactions and reactions all taking place in accord, biochemistry is the science of how life works.

    Complete with color illustrations and written in a conversational style, biochemists William and Daphne Elliott unravel the mystery of life while revealing its majesty. How do chemical reactions occur? How do genes hold information? Why do our bodies age? What happens when someone gets cancer? How Life Works provides the inside word for those who are curious about the workings of the microscopic world inside us.

  • Foundations of molecular structure determination / Simon Duckett, Bruce Gilbert, Martin Cockett
    QD 95 D84 2015
    The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primer series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subjectarea is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry. The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student'sunderstanding of these essential areas of chemistry. Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination covers a range of common spectroscopic and diffraction methods alongside frequent worked examples and problem questions to assist beginning undergraduates in developing their skills in structure analysis. Furthermore, the practical application ofthese techniques is emphasized, especially to biological and medical systems.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination features: For registered adopters of the text:* Figures from the book available to download For students: * Downloadable CIF data files* Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning * Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises
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