A dictionary of chemistry / edited by John Daintith.

Other titles
  • Chemistry.
  • Oxford dictionary of chemistry.
  • Concise dictionary of chemistry.
  • Oxford dictionary of chemistry.
  • 5th ed.
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2004
Physical description
602 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • 0198609183
  • 9780198609186
  • First ed. published in 1985 as 'A concise dictionary of chemistry' in 1985.
  • Previous ed. published in 2000.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Preface -- A-Z dictionary of chemistry -- Appendices -- The Greek Alphabet Fundamental constants -- SI Units -- The electromagnetic spectrum -- The periodic table -- The chemical elements.
Other names
  • Dictionary
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
Internet Resources


  • "Containing many new entries as well as biographies of key scientists, it covers all aspects of chemistry, including physical chemistry and biochemistry. There are over 4,300 entries, including approximately 100 entries to this new edition. The dictionary also includes single- or double-page feature articles on important topics, such as polymers and crystal defects. Chronologies chart the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics"--Publisher description.

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University of Birmingham Libraries: Barnes Library, Stack QD5
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2005.a.1031
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Hughes Hall Library: Main Library 540.3 DAI
University of Cambridge Libraries: Magdalene College Library: Main Library 11.C.145 Not to be taken out
University of Cambridge Libraries: Clare College (Forbes Mellon Library ): Main Library 540.3 OXF Shelved on General Reference shelves (not for loan)
University of Cambridge Libraries: Education Faculty Library: Reference Collection R 507 OXF
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room C201.d.8157
University of Liverpool Library: Harold Cohen Library, Ground Floor Rear (Book Zone 3) QD5.D13.5 7
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB5.210.96/1
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University of Nottingham Libraries: George Green Library
University of Oxford Libraries: Radcliffe Science Library 04.G00363 (Box B000001035750)
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PB-283-964
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