Elegant Solutions

What does this mean in chemistry, the experimental science par excellence? And what are the most beautiful chemical experiments of all time? This book offers ten suggestions for where beauty might reside in experimental chemistry.

Elegant Solutions

Devising and performing a scientific experiment is an art, and it is common to hear scientists talk about the 'beauty' of an experiment. What does this mean in chemistry, the experimental science par excellence? And what are the most beautiful chemical experiments of all time? This book offers ten suggestions for where beauty might reside in experimental chemistry. In some cases the beauty lies in the clarity of conception; sometimes it is a feature of the instrumental design. But for chemistry, there can also be a unique beauty in the way atoms are put together to make new molecules, substances not known in nature. The ten experiments described here offer a window into the way that chemists think and work, and how what they do affects the rest of science and the wider world. This book aims to stimulate the reader to think anew about some of the relationships and differences between science and art, and to challenge some of the common notions about particular 'famous experiments'. Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry is accessible to all readers, including those without a scientific background and can provide an unusual point of entry into some of the basic concepts of chemistry. Phillip Ball is a renowned, prolific, award winning science writer.

Beauty in Chemistry

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Beauty in Chemistry

Margherita Venturi Enrico Marchi Vincenzo Balzani The Beauty of Chemistry in the Words of Writers and in the Hands of Scientists Luigi Fabbrizzi Living in a Cage Is a Restricted Privilege Kenneth N. Raymond Casey J. Brown Inner and Outer Beauty Carson J. Bruns J. Fraser Stoddart The Mechanical Bond: A Work of Art Jean-Pierre Sauvage David B. Amabilino The Beauty of Knots at the Molecular Level

Fluorine

101Philip Ball, “Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry,” RSC, 2005. I. Hargittai, “Neil Bartlett and the first noble-gas compound,” Struct. Chem. (2009) 20:953–959. 103In his famous novel: “The Periodic Table,” the ...

Fluorine

Fluorine: A Paradoxical Element, Volume Five, deals with the link between fluorine, humanity and the environment. It is divided into three main sections, including i) The history and developmental stages of fluorinated products, ii) Awareness of its importance in our environment, and iii) Recent contributions of fluoride products in medicine, pharmacy and our daily lives. Made engaging through interesting figures and accessible language, and written by a leading expert, Professor Tressaud, the book supports the work of scientists working in materials, toxicology and environmental science. It complements the author’s edited series, Progress in Fluorine Science, covering recent advances. Describes background and contextual information regarding the history, development of understanding, and applications of this important element Explores the impacts of fluorine, both positive and negative, in the environment and biological systems Includes applied, real-world information from agencies, such as CNRS, NASA, HWS and DOH

Chemistry

Ball, Philip, Elegant Solutions. Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005. Ten highly accessible chapters each covering an important discovery (or related discoveries) in chemistry.

Chemistry

Presents a history of chemistry, providing definitions and explanations of related topics, plus brief biographies of scientists of the 20th century.

Chemistry as a Game of Molecular Construction

3.8 REFERENCES [1] P. Ball, Elegant Solutions. Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry. RSC Publications, Cambridge, 2005, pp. 11–21. [2] M. Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible, University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Chemistry as a Game of Molecular Construction

Chemistry as a Game of Molecular Construction: The Bond-Click Way utilizes an innovative and engaging approach to introduce students to the basic concepts and universal aspects of chemistry, with an emphasis on molecules’ beauty and their importance in our lives. • Offers a unique approach that portrays chemistry as a window into mankind’s material-chemical essence • Reveals the beauty of molecules through the “click” method, a teaching methodology comprised of the process of constructing molecules from building blocks • Styles molecular construction in a way that reveals the universal aspect of chemistry • Allows students to construct molecules, from the simple hydrogen molecule all the way to complex strands of DNA, thereby showing the overarching unity of matter • Provides problems sets and solutions for each chapter

The Elements

This book offers a largely chronological illustrated guide to how the chemical elements were discovered over the past three millennia.

The Elements

This book offers a largely chronological illustrated guide to how the chemical elements were discovered over the past three millennia. It provides a view not just of how we came to understand what everything is made of but also of how chemistry developed from a trial-and-error craft of making and transforming substances into a rational modern science that provides us with new materials, drugs, and much else. While other books have described the properties of the chemical elements and often delved into their histories, none has done so in this highly visual manner. The closest comparison is Theodore Gray's illustrated book The Elements - but this does not take a historical approach as this does here. The pictorial material for this subject is very rich, including some gorgeous alchemical documents as well as portraits, colour charts, woodcuts of mining, artefacts such as John Dalton's wooden balls, advertisements (for example, for radium 'cures') and postage stamps. The book contains separate short sections for each element or groups of related elements, which are gathered into several sections to order the sequence into several chronological eras of element discovery. Included are short 'interludes' (or 'feature spreads') presenting important intellectual milestones in how we think about elements. With 192 illustrations

The Periodic Table I

It has no ability whatever to form ordinary chemical compounds, involving covalent or ionic bonds. ... Experiment. The title of this section is borrowed from Philip Ball's book “Elegant Solutions, Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry” ...

The Periodic Table I

As 2019 has been declared the International Year of the Periodic Table, it is appropriate that Structure and Bonding marks this anniversary with two special volumes. In 1869 Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleev first proposed his periodic table of the elements. He is given the major credit for proposing the conceptual framework used by chemists to systematically inter-relate the chemical properties of the elements. However, the concept of periodicity evolved in distinct stages and was the culmination of work by other chemists over several decades. For example, Newland’s Law of Octaves marked an important step in the evolution of the periodic system since it represented the first clear statement that the properties of the elements repeated after intervals of 8. Mendeleev’s predictions demonstrated in an impressive manner how the periodic table could be used to predict the occurrence and properties of new elements. Not all of his many predictions proved to be valid, but the discovery of scandium, gallium and germanium represented sufficient vindication of its utility and they cemented its enduring influence. Mendeleev’s periodic table was based on the atomic weights of the elements and it was another 50 years before Moseley established that it was the atomic number of the elements, that was the fundamental parameter and this led to the prediction of further elements. Some have suggested that the periodic table is one of the most fruitful ideas in modern science and that it is comparable to Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, proposed at approximately the same time. There is no doubt that the periodic table occupies a central position in chemistry. In its modern form it is reproduced in most undergraduate inorganic textbooks and is present in almost every chemistry lecture room and classroom. This first volume provides chemists with an account of the historical development of the Periodic Table and an overview of how the Periodic Table has evolved over the last 150 years. It also illustrates how it has guided the research programmes of some distinguished chemists.

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This study gives a scientist's and artist's response to the dark and bright sides of chemistry found in 140 films, most of them contemporary Hollywood feature films but also from a few others. It explores the two movie faces of this supposedly neutral science.

The Noughties Brought to Book

Chemistry in all its beauty Elegant solutions: Ten beautiful experiments in chemistry Philip Ball Royal Society of Chemistry 2005 Originally published in Chemistry World 2, No. 9 (Sep. 2005), 73. When Britain's TV audience voted for the ...

The Noughties Brought to Book

Why music doesn't add up, what The Simpsons can teach us about science, whether Juana la Loca wasn't crazy after all, and what's behind the gaseous veil of Saturn's moon Titan ' these are just some of the questions addressed in the more than 70 reviews and essay reviews from the years 2000 to 2009 collected in this volume. They cover books about science, ranging from the academic to the popularized kind, but there are also books about cultural topics and even a few novels scattered in for good measure. Most of these books reviewed haven't found a massive amount of attention, although some of them should have, at least in the reviewer's opinion. And even if the book under review wasn't all that good, the format of an essay review allows the author to have a go at presenting the subject matter his own way. All in all, a reflection of what happened during the noughties in the worlds of science and culture, and off the beaten track.

Elegant Anatomy

Elegant Solutions. Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005. Barasch, Moshe. Modern Theories of Art: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire, Volume 1. New York: nyu Press, 1990.

Elegant Anatomy

In Elegant Anatomy Marieke Hendriksen offers an account of the material culture of the eighteenth-century Leiden anatomical collections, which have not been studied in detail before. Starting from the materiality of preparations, it introduces the novel analytical concept of aesthesis.

The Nature of the Mechanical Bond

Ball, P. Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry; The Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, 2005. Hall, N. Creating Complexity – the Beauty and Logic of Synthesis. Chem. Commun. 2003, 661–664.

The Nature of the Mechanical Bond

“The story is told by THE inventor-pioneer-master in the field and is accompanied by amazing illustrations… [it] will become an absolute reference and a best seller in chemistry!” Alberto Credi “… the great opus on the mechanical bond. A most impressive undertaking!” Jean-Marie Lehn Congratulations to co-author J. Fraser Stoddart, a 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. In molecules, the mechanical bond is not shared between atoms—it is a bond that arises when molecular entities become entangled in space. Just as supermolecules are held together by supramolecular interactions, mechanomolecules, such as catenanes and rotaxanes, are maintained by mechanical bonds. This emergent bond endows mechanomolecules with a whole suite of novel properties relating to both form and function. They hold unlimited promise for countless applications, ranging from their presence in molecular devices and electronics to their involvement in remarkably advanced functional materials. The Nature of the Mechanical Bond is a comprehensive review of much of the contemporary literature on the mechanical bond, accessible to newcomers and veterans alike. Topics covered include: Supramolecular, covalent, and statistical approaches to the formation of entanglements that underpin mechanical bonds in molecules and macromolecules Kinetically and thermodynamically controlled strategies for synthesizing mechanomolecules Chemical topology, molecular architectures, polymers, crystals, and materials with mechanical bonds The stereochemistry of the mechanical bond (mechanostereochemistry), including the novel types of dynamic and static isomerism and chirality that emerge in mechanomolecules Artificial molecular switches and machines based on the large-amplitude translational and rotational motions expressed by suitably designed catenanes and rotaxanes. This contemporary and highly interdisciplinary field is summarized in a visually appealing, image-driven format, with more than 800 illustrations covering both fundamental and applied research. The Nature of the Mechanical Bond is a must-read for everyone, from students to experienced researchers, with an interest in chemistry’s latest and most non-canonical bond. Read the Preface

Success and Creativity in Scientific Research

Phillip Ball describes the history of these experiments and the many elements of luck that led them to work in his book Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005).

Success and Creativity in Scientific Research

Long-term success in scientific research requires skills that go well beyond technical prowess. Success and Creativity in Scientific Research: Amaze Your Friends and Surprise Yourself is based on a popular series of lectures the author has given to PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this essential work supports advanced students and early career professionals across a variety of technical disciplines to thrive as successful and innovative researchers. Features: Discusses habits needed to find deep satisfaction in research, systematic and proven methods for generating good ideas, strategies for effective technical writing, and making compelling presentations Uses a conversational tone, making extensive use of anecdotes from scientific luminaries to engage readers Provides actionable methods to help readers achieve long-term career success Offers memorable examples to illustrate general principles Features topics relevant to researchers in all disciplines of science and engineering This book is aimed at students and early career professionals who want to achieve the satisfaction of performing creative and impactful research in any area of science or engineering.

From Arsenic to Zirconium

RESOURCES Books American Chemical Society Office of Communications . Separation of Rare Earth Elements . 1999 . Ball , Philip . Elegant Solutions : Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry . Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry , 2005 .

From Arsenic to Zirconium

93 short poems that teach about the elements of the periodic table. Indulge your love of the periodic table with this collection of poems and fun facts about the chemical elements that make up our world. From arsenic to zirconium, this book describes the characteristics, history, and quirks of each element. The poems are a launching point for a guided tour of the elements filled with fascinating scientific trivia. For instance: • Antimony, used to treat constipation in the Middle Ages, may have killed Mozart. • There's arsenic in your prawns! (But don't worry, it won't harm you.) • Erbium is used to "dope" optical fiber amplifiers that make your YouTube videos download faster. • Iridium was key to the meteor theory of why dinosaurs went extinct. • You'll find potassium in both bananas and gunpowder. • Sulfur plays a role in whether your hair is curly or straight. Expand your library of scientific literature with this playful and poetic romp through the periodic table.

Modeling Marvels

10. H. Hopf, “Classics in Hydrocarbon Chemistry”, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, New York, 2000; Chapter 5. 11. P. Ball, “Elegant Solutions. Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry”, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2005; Chapter 10. 12.

Modeling Marvels

The aim of this highly original book is to survey a number of chemical compounds that some chemists, theoretical and experimental, find fascinating. This is the first book to feature compounds/classes of compounds of theoretical interest that have been studied theoretically but have defied synthesis. It is hoped that this collection of idiosyncratic molecules will appeal to chemists who find the study of chemical oddities interesting and, on occasion, even rewarding.

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

His experiment is held up as an important example of good early science in Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry, by Philip Ball (Ball 2005). 54. Leicester and Klickstein 1963. 55. Hershey 2003. 56.

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

"Matthews brings a scientist's skepticism and scrutiny to widely held ideas and beliefs about viticulture--often promulgated by people who have not tried to grow grapes for a living--and subjects them to critical examination: Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures our understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Can grapevines that yield a high berry crop generate wines of high quality? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are fully mature? Do biodynamic practices violate biological principles? These and other questions will be addressed in a book that could alternatively be titled (in homage to a PUP bestseller) On Wine Bullshit"--Provided by publisher.

Chinese Philosophy of Technology

Elegant solutions: Ten beautiful experiments in chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry. Billington, D. P. (1983). The tower and the bridge. Princeton University Press. Corbusier, L. (1985). Towards a new architecture (p.

Chinese Philosophy of Technology

This book gathers essays that introduce the ideological advances in the philosophy of engineering and technology in contemporary China. It particularly focuses on China’s distinctive concepts and methods, revealing different views and academic debates to offer readers a comprehensive overview of this important field. The contributors present unique perspectives based on practical problems and traditional philosophy, examining such issues and concepts as axiology and theories of process, the difference between engineering activities and technology activities, and the core of the relationship between “Dao” and “Technique.” Other essays cover the ethics of technology, practical wisdom (phronesis) and practical reasoning, as well as creative concepts and methods concerning the philosophical problems in high technology, architectural technology, and technological innovation. The authors also consider more general issues in the field. This book compiles the relevant research achievements of Chinese scholars in various time periods. Some authors have revised and translated into English papers published in Chinese, while others present their research in English specifically for this study. An annotated bibliography of the major publications in the field completes this collection.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

London: Random House. Ball, P. (2005). Elegant solutions: Ten beautiful experiments in chemistry. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman. Banxia Software.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

How can leaders use strategic planning to strengthen their public and nonprofit organizations? In this fourth edition of his perennial bestseller Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Bryson provides the most updated version of his thoughtful strategic planning model and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their performance. Introduced in the first edition and refined over the past 18 years, the Strategy Change Cycle--a proven planning process used successfully by a large number of nonprofit and public organizations--is the framework used to guide the reader through the strategic planning process. Bryson offers detailed guidance on implementing the process, and specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization. In addition, he clarifies the organizational designs through which strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced throughout an entire organization. In addition to updated examples, new cases, and additional information on boundaries, distinctive competencies, Actor-Network theory, Bryson will creat an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, PowerPoint teaching slides, and additional cases.

The Making of Modern Science

49 Good recent examples are P. Ball, Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry, London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005; W. Gratzer, Terrors of the Table: The Curious History of Nutrition, Oxford: Oxford University ...

The Making of Modern Science

This volume brings together the people, events, and discoveries of 19th century science into a lively narrative. It places particular emphasis on the new forms in which scientists communicated with the public, in the context of increasing urbanization, globalization and industrialization.

Universe of Stone

... How One Thing Leads to Another Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry The Devil's DOKIOT! Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science PHILIP BALL Universe of Stone Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph.

Universe of Stone

In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds. In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether.

Invisible

... Tour of the Elements Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry ...

Invisible

If you could be invisible, what would you do? The chances are that it would have something to do with power, wealth or sex. Perhaps all three. But there's no need to feel guilty. Impulses like these have always been at the heart of our fascination with invisibility: it points to realms beyond our senses, serves as a receptacle for fears and dreams, and hints at worlds where other rules apply. Invisibility is a mighty power and a terrible curse, a sexual promise, a spiritual condition. This is a history of humanity's turbulent relationship with the invisible. It takes on the myths and morals of Plato, the occult obsessions of the Middle Ages, the trickeries and illusions of stage magic, the auras and ethers of Victorian physics, military strategies to camouflage armies and ships and the discovery of invisibly small worlds. From the medieval to the cutting-edge, fairy tales to telecommunications, from beliefs about the supernatural to the discovery of dark energy, Philip Ball reveals the universe of the invisible.