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A book about the elements

  1. May 14, 2014 #1
    I was watching a series of videos on youtube on most elements. They explained some uses of the elements and demonstrated some of their common reactions. I got excited because it was the first time I saw fluorine and reaction of Potassium with water. The videos were very short (ave. 3min) and I wanted more. Is there a nice book dedicated solely to the elements of the periodic table, their uses, their strange properties etc . . . a book that can bring to life these elements not just tabulated information. I have a first year knowledge in chemistry so I guess I'm comfortable with some inorganic chemistry.
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  3. May 14, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Short answer: no.
    There are too many elements and too many possible combinations.
    OTOH: you could look at any text book on inorganic chemistry.
    You will already have noticed that "chemistry" is "about the elements".
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    I know you asked for a book, but this link has a lot of interesting information about the elements, including photos, history, uses, etc.
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  6. May 14, 2014 #5

    Andy Resnick

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