The Wonder Book of Chemistry

by Jean Henri Fabre

Description:  Starting with a mixture of iron filings and sulphur, Uncle Paul awakens in his young nephews an eagerness to learn more about the properties of the elements. Through a series of carefully-devised experiments and conversations about the experiments, he leads the boys to an understanding of some of the basic principles of chemistry. Excellent as a follow-on to 'The Story Book of Science' and 'The Secret of Everyday Things' by the same author.

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Ages:  11-15
Length:  379 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-253-0
Genres:  Science and Technology, Chemistry

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Mixing and Combining 
3. The Slice of Toast 
4. Simple Substances 
5. Compound Substances 
6. Experiments with the Breath 
7. Experiments with Air 
8. Further Experiments with Air 
9. The Two Sparrows 
10. Burning Phosphorus 
11. Burning Metals 
12. Salts 
13. A Talk on Tools 

14. Oxygen
15. Air and Combustion 
16. Rust 
17. At the Blacksmith's 
18. Hydrogen 
19. A Drop of Water 
20. A Piece of Chalk 
21. Carbonic-Acid Gas 
22. Different Kinds of Water 
23. Plants at Work 
24. Sulphur 
25. Chlorin 
26. Nitrogen Compounds

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