The 100 most important chemical compounds: a reference guide

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What is a chemical compound? Compounds are substances that are two or more elements combined together chemically in a standard proportion by weight. Compounds are all around us - they include familiar things, such as water, and more esoteric substances, such as triuranium octaoxide, the most commonly occurring natural source for uranium. This reference guide gives us a tour of 100 of the most important, common, unusual, and intriguing compounds known to science. Each entry gives an extensive explanation of the composition, molecular formula, and chemical properties of the compound. In addition, each entry reviews the relevant chemistry, history, and uses of the compound, with discussions of the origin of the compound's name, the discovery or first synthesis of the compound, production statistics, and uses of the compound.
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table_of_contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: What is a chemical compound? -- Types of chemical compounds -- Organic and inorganic compounds -- Ionic and molecular compounds -- Naming compounds -- Molecular and structural formulas -- Entry format -- Acetic acid -- Acetone -- Acetylene -- Acetylsalicylic acid -- Adenine -- Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) -- Adipic acid -- Aluminum(III) oxide Al2O3 -- Ammonia -- Ascorbic acid -- Aspartame -- Benzene -- Benzoic acid -- Biphenyl and PCBs -- Butane -- Butene -- Butyric and fatty acids -- Caffeine -- Calcium carbonate -- Calcium oxide (Lime) -- Calcium sulfate (Gypsum) -- Carbon dioxide -- Carbon monoxide -- Chloroform -- Chlorophyll -- Cholesterol -- Citric acid -- Cocaine -- Cytosine, thymine, and uracil -- DDT -- DEET -- Dichlorodifluoromethane, CFC-12 -- Dopamine, L-Dopa -- Epinephrine (Adrenaline) -- Ethane -- Ethene -- Ether -- Ethyl alcohol (Ethanol) -- Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) -- Fluoxetine (Prozac) -- Formaldehyde -- Formic acid -- Glucose -- Glycerol (Glycerin) -- Guanine -- Hydrochloric acid -- Hydrogen peroxide -- Hydrogen sulfide -- Ibuprofen -- Indigo -- Insulin -- Iron(III) oxide -- Isooctane -- Isoprene -- L-Dopa (See Dopamine, L-Dopa) -- Methane -- Methyl alcohol (Methanol) -- Methylphenidate (Ritalin)-- Monosodium glutamate -- Morphine -- Naphthalene -- Nicotine -- Nitric acid -- Nitric oxide -- Nitrogen dioxide -- Nitrous oxide -- Nitroglycerin -- Norethindrone -- Penicillin -- Phenol -- Phosphoric acid -- Piperine -- Potassium carbonate -- Potassium nitrate -- Propane -- Propylene -- Quinine -- Saccharin -- Silicon dioxide (Silica) -- Sodium bicarbonate -- Sodium carbonate -- Sodium chloride -- Sodium hydroxide -- Sodium hypochlorite -- Strychnine -- Styrene -- Sucrose -- Sulfuric acid -- Tetrafluoroethylene -- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-- Thymine (See Cytosine, thymine, and uracil) -- Trinitrotoluene (TNT) -- Toluene -- Triuranium octaoxide -- Uracil (See Cytosine, thymine, and uracil) -- Urea -- Vanillin -- Vinyl chloride -- Water -- Xylene -- Common and ancient names of substances -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
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