Author(s): Joel Levy
Mathematics is the language of science, and numbers are at the heart of all chemical sciences-understand the numbers, and you'll have a better understanding of the science. Chemistry in 100 Numbers explores the most important and interesting numbers in chemistry, starting with the lowest number (-92.4, which is the 'negative' enthalpy of the Haber process measured in kilojoules and moles) and working in numerical order up to the very largest (6.0221367 x 1023, which is Avogadro's number of particles in exactly 12 grams of carbon-12).
JOEL LEVY is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science (revealing the secret histories of madness, magic, and mysticism among great inventors and scientists), The Doomsday Book (a guide to scenarios for the end of civilisation), History's Lost Treasures, and the forthcoming History's Worst Battles. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.