Chemical Curiosities

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9783527294145: Chemical Curiosities

Could it be magic...? Chemical experiments are not only essential for teaching chemistry, they also fascinate the audience. This book is an excellent source of inspiration for every 'magic show' and classroom demonstration. In a very playful manner, the experiments described here open up the manifold, colourful, and sometimes ear-splitting world of chemistry. Ranging from unusual (but useful) properties of matter to the illustration of the greenhouse effect, this masterful chemist's 'cookbook' is highly suitable for preparing demonstrations in front of larger audiences. Building a bridge between science and the arts, every experiment is introduced by inspiring citations from prose and poetry, which makes reading and experimenting equally enjoyable.

'The remarkable achievement of Herbert Roesky's and Klaus Möckel's book is the linkage it achieves between the world of the human spirit, expressed in literature and historical continuity, and the art of chemical demonstration. One expects Goethe to move freely in the pages of 'Chemical Couriosities', but Whitman, Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Salvador Dali, Montaigne and the Prophet Jeremiah! ... The chemical and literary strands of this book are so ably intertwined.' Roald Hoffmann

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Looking for chemical experiments to teach and entertain your audience? In a very playful manner, this book presents colourful, ear-splitting but equally instructive experiments that cover the world of chemistry. Sparkling citations brilliantly intertwine literature and science.

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H. W. Roesky · K. Möckel Chemical Curiosities Spectacular Experiments and Inspired Quotes ... over 9000 copies of the German edition sold in 18 months ... The remarkable achievement of the "Roesky/Möckel" is the linkage between the world of the human spirit, expressed in literature and historical continuity, and the art of chemical demonstration. One expects Goethe to move freely in the pages of "Chemical Curiosities", but Whitman, Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Salvador Dali, Montaigne, and the prophet Jeremiah! They serve too, authentically and ingeniously, in the authors’ deeply humanistic approach to science. The chemical and literary strands of this book are so ably intertwined. Roald Hoffmann

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