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Creative Chemistry

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Slosson reviews the transformation of alchemistry from an obscure and imprecise practice to the science of chemistry. Along the way, he explains how the modern industrial world now relies on fertilizers, explosives, textile materials, polymers and metals.

By exploring the properties of a once undervalued element, the high strength of vanadium steel made the Ford car possible. Another element, cerium, appears in butane lighters and was once seen as a threat to the match industry in France.

In his chapter on oils, Slosson reviews the development of hydrogenated oils, especially during WWII, in the search for a way to reuse otherwise discarded components of corn and cottonseed. Through the revolutionary reaction of hydrogenation, waste materials became a stable product that wouldn't spoil when packaged or carried without refrigeration. Once thought of as a miracle, shoppers were once willing to pay more for fully hydrogenated oils than their natural, unsaturated forms. Only in recent years has evidence of health risks checked their popularity and given them the image of cheap, unhealthy fillers. (Summary by LivelyHive) (11 hr 6 min)

Chapters

introduction

13:04

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Ch 1. Three Periods of Progress

22:21

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Ch. 2 Nitrogen

49:26

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Ch. 3 Feeding The Soil

49:14

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Ch. 4 Coal-Tar Colors, part 1/2

30:13

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Ch. 4 Coal-Tar Colors, part 2/2

41:58

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Ch. 5 Synthetic Perfumes And Flavors

40:01

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Ch. 6 Cellulose

41:29

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Ch. 7 Synthetic Plastics

37:40

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Ch. 8 The Race For Rubber

41:58

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Ch. 9 The Rival Sugars

37:16

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Ch. 10 What Comes From Corn

34:32

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Ch. 11 Solidified Sunshine

44:44

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Ch. 12 Fighting With Fumes

41:02

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Ch. 13 Products Of The Electric Furnace

1:00:39

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Ch. 14 Metals, Old And New part 1/2

37:31

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Ch. 14 Metals, Old And New part 2/2

43:26

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Bewertungen

very good book

(3,5 Sterne)

It's a pretty interesting book, but the background noise and the reader's lack of infection makes it somewhat a pain to listen to. the more you listen to it though, the less annoying he is.

Must listen

(5 Sterne)

A fascinating journey of the materials that are all around us. Nicely read.

Creative Chemistry

(4 Sterne)

Great book. Very informative. Excellent refresher for the chemistry buff.

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amazing Book

(5 Sterne)

book is good and audio quality is also good