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The Facts On File Dictionary of Chemistry, Fourth Edition
  • Authored by: John Daintith
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816056498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5649-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 540.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 320


Praise for the previous edition:
"...a ready reference...the definitions are clear, concise, and well written...recommended as a quick and easy source of chemical information for high school students..."—American Scientist

Completely updated and revised, the fourth edition of The Facts On File Dictionary of Chemistry examines this popular science subject in clear, easy-to-follow prose. Approximately 280 new entries have been added to reflect new information, and current entries and back matter have been revised as needed. Pronunciation symbols are now included, and many line illustrations have been replaced. Ideal for high school and college courses, this dictionary is an invaluable reference source for anyone with an interest in chemistry.

New entries include:

  • Alpha helix
  • Chaotic reaction
  • Filtrate
  • Fruit sugar
  • Geochemistry
  • Keto form
  • Liquid crystal
  • Nanotechnology
  • Trans fat
  • X-rays
  • and more.


80 black-and-white line illustrations, tables, and charts. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Pronunciation symbols.

About the Author(s)

John Daintith is editor and contributor to many reference books, including eight recent dictionaries in The Facts On File Science Dictionary series.

Reviews and Awards

"...written in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language...worthwhile..."

"...most useful for public and high school libraries, but undergraduates and even more advanced users in academic libraries may find it useful for quick reference."
American Reference Books Annual

"...the definitions are concise and easy for most secondary and undergraduate students to understand...New to each edition is the inclusion of pronunciations for terms that are not in everyday use."
Christian Library Journal

"...[a] top pick for science library holdings...a fine reference to both terminology and basic concepts..."
Midwest Book Review

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