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By Isaac Asimov

Winner of the Edison beginning Award for the easiest technology e-book for formative years released in 1957.

during this booklet, that is periodically revised and up to date, Isaac Asimov has selected to name all of the chemical components up to now stumbled on "building blocks of the universe," and exhibits why they're simply that.

He discusses the various parts individually, a few of them in teams, in response to their value, tells us how they have been found, who came across them, how they acquired their names, what their makes use of are, and, in certain cases, what their risks are.

The e-book is stuffed with fascinating anecdotes and sidelights which help in making the topic of chemistry, and its allied sciences, an without end interesting one-even when you should not chemistry scholars yet who're attracted to the area round them.

Isaac Asimov is aware tips to write approximately technological know-how for youth and offers a transparent, updated method of the "building blocks of the universe."

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8: 8: 82H7 - ............ 82H7 - .............................. 8: 8: 8 2H 7K ............ 82H7Li ............ 82H7N ............ B2H 7 Na .......... B2 H 7 0 7 - · · · · · · · · · . B2Hal2Li2Mn ...... B2HaMg .......... 3/1-71/2 K[8 2H71 ............................. 1/1-72 Li[8 2H71 ............................. 1/1-72 NH 28 2H 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1-56, 438 Na[B 2H 71· .......................... 1/1-72, 74 [B 2 (00hl- .........................

2/1-298 Ca[8 20(OHl 61 . 2 H2 0 = Ca8 20 4 . 3/2-161 8 2 CaH s ........... Ca[8H4h ............................ 1/1-40 8 2 CaH sOs ......... Ca[8(OHl 4h . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/1-298 Ca[8(OHl 4h . H20. . . . . . . . . .. 2/1-298 Ca[8(OHl 4h . 2 H2 0. . . . . . . . .. 2/1-290 8 2 CaHf0 6 ......... CaHf[80 3h .......................... 2/1-216 8 2 CaMgO s ........ CaMg[8 2 0s1 ......................... 2/1-224/S 8 2CaMnO s ........ CaMn[8 2 0s1 = Ca 2Mn 2[8 20sh .........

2/1-289 H2[B 20(S04hl ...................... 1/3-31 (BHSh····························· . 1/3-11/4 S(BHSh···························· . 1/3-10 (HShB2S3 .......................... 1/3-10 B2H4 .............................. 3/1-64/5 Li 2[B 2(02h(OH)41 ... ·................. 3/2-177/8 Mg 3B 20(OH)4(P0 4h . 6 H20 ......... 1/1-244 MnH 4(B0 3h . H20 = MnB 20 4 . 3 H20 .. C7-74 Na 2[B 2(02h(OH)41 .................. 3/2-179 Na 2[B 2(02h(OH)41 . 4 H20 = NaB0 3 . 3/2-178/80 Na 2[B 2(02h(OH)41 .

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