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Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (Hardcover) (Michael D. Larranaga)
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Hawley's is not a dictionary in the traditional sense, but rather a compilation of technical data and descriptive information covering thousands of chemicals and chemical phenomena. It is organized to meet the needs of those who have only minutes to devote to any given substance or topic.The book contains extensive data on chemicals, trade name products, and chemistry-related definitions. This coverage includes descriptions of chemicals, raw materials, processes and equipment; definitions of chemical entities, phenomena, and terminology; and descriptions of an array of trademarked products used in chemical industry.The new updated and expanded edition of the dictionary also adds entries for notable chemists and Nobel Prize winners, nanotechnology, biochemistry terms, risk assessment, equipment and devices, natural forms and minerals, named reactions, and chemical processes. It includes 1471 new definitions, 5,236 revised or updated definitions, a new Chemical Abstract Number index, and an update of all trademarks.