100 Chemical Myths

Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, Explanations

  • Lajos Kovács
  • Dezső Csupor
  • Gábor Lente
  • Tamás Gunda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda
    Pages 1-33
  3. Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda
    Pages 35-117
  4. Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda
    Pages 119-234
  5. Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda
    Pages 235-310
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-396

About this book


100 Chemical Myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations cut through fallacies and urban legends that are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader’s interest whilst key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lajos Kovács
    • 1
  • Dezső Csupor
    • 2
  • Gábor Lente
    • 3
  • Tamás Gunda
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medicinal ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Department of PharmacognosyUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  3. 3.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary
  4. 4.Department of Pharmaceutical ChemistryUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08419-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08418-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08419-0
  • About this book
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