Letters to a young chemist / edited by Abhik Ghosh.
Contributor(s): Ghosh, Abhik.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xx, 298 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118007099; 1118007093; 9781118007075; 1118007077; 9781118007082; 1118007085; 128302618X; 9781283026185.Subject(s): Chemistry -- Vocational guidance | Chemistry -- Research | Chemists -- Biography | Chemistry | Science | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General | Chemistry -- Research | Chemistry -- Vocational guidance | ChemistsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biography.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Letters to a young chemist.DDC classification: 540.23 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Frontmatter -- From Fundamentals to Applications. Let's Get Physical / Marye Anne Fox -- In Silico: / David A Case -- The Purple Planet: A Short Tour of Porphyrins and Related Macrocycles / Abhik Ghosh -- Anesthesia: Don't Forget Your Chemistry / Jonathan L Sessler, Daniel I Sessler -- The Green Evolution / Terrence J Collins -- Chemistry and the Life Sciences. Thinking Like an Enzyme / Judith P Klinman -- Making Sense of Oxygen / Marie-Alda Gilles-Gonzalez -- Let's Visualize Biology: Chemistry and Cellular Imaging / Elizabeth M Nolan -- Bioinorganic Chemistry: Show Your Mettle by Meddling with Metals / Kara L Bren -- Better than Sliced Bread / Chaitan Khosla -- Choreographing DNA / Cynthia J Burrows -- Functional Materials. Supramolecules to the Rescue! / Seth M Cohen -- Biomaterials at the Beach: How Marine Biology Uses Chemistry to Make Materials / Jonathan J Wilker -- The Advantage of Being Small: Nanotechnology / Michael J Sailor -- Chemistry and Energy. Happy Campers: Chemists' Solutions to Energy Problems / Penelope J Brothers -- Clean Electrons and Molecules Will Save the World / Carl C Wamser -- Metals, Microbes, and Solar Fuel / Harry B Gray, John S Magyar -- Index.
Written with a personal, humorous touch by today's chemistry luminaries, Letters to a Young Chemist offers hypothetical missives from a professor to a chemistry undergrad considering a career in several subdisciplines. These include organic, inorganic, experimental physical, analytical, and theoretical chemistry, as well as chemical biology materials chemistry, and green chemistry. The authors discuss major achievements, future prospects, and the challenges and satisfactions of a career in each. These entertaining and informative pieces will appeal to a wide range of chemistry students, instru.
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