Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as largely
incomprehensible, a subject that was fact-rich but
understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world
of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for
the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts,
spells, recipes, and rules. Peter Atkins wants to change all
In this Very Short Introduction to Chemistry, he
encourages us to look... more...