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Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative qfact boxes, q each volume also contains qDid You Knowq features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element.Calcium does not occur naturally in pure form because it reacts so easily with other elements. ... These pellets of pure calcium are made by This is a sample of pure calcium metal It looks cjraij because, through exposure to the air, it hasanbsp;...

Author:John Farndon
Publisher:Marshall Cavendish - 2000-01


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