Most widely held works about Roald Hoffmann
Most widely held works by Roald Hoffmann
Chemistry imagined : reflections on science by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Discusses chemical discoveries, processes, and personalities in a humanistic manner.
The same and not the same by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Positioned at the crossroads of the physical and biological sciences, chemistry deals with neither the infinitely small, nor the infinitely large, nor directly with life. So it is sometimes thought of as dull, the way things in the middle often are. But this middle ground is precisely where human beings exist. As Hoffmann shows in his inspired prose, the world observed at its molecular level is complex and agitated, as are the emotions of the supposedly dispassionate scientists who explore it. In The Same and Not the Same the vital tensions of chemistry are revealed; with down-to-earth explanations, Hoffmann uncovers the polarities that power, rend, and reform the world of molecules. When we wash an apple before eating it, we are thinking not merely of the dirt that may still be on it but of the pesticides used in agricultural production. When we take medication, we expect relief for our pain but also fear side effects. The Same and Not the Same shows this ambivalence to be only one of a number of dualities pervading the world of molecules. The theme of identity, reflected in the title of the book, is central to the story. Other dualities, from stasis and dynamics, to creation and discovery to the rich complexity of revealing and concealing, are lucidly delineated for nonscientist and scientist alike. The Same and Not the Same also offers a rare and compelling personal statement of the social responsibility of scientists. Unabashedly confronting some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today, the book strives for balance in facing the pressing ecological and environmental concerns of our time.
The conservation of orbital symmetry by R. B Woodward ( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and German and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
The World of chemistry ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Journey through the exciting world of chemistry with Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann as your guide. The foundations of chemical structures and their behavior are explored through computer animation, demonstrations, and on-site footage at working industrial and research labs.
Solids and surfaces : a chemist's view of bonding in extended structures by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Old wine, new flasks : reflections on science and Jewish tradition by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Old Wine, New Flasks is a unique and provocative look at how science and religion - too often considered at odds with one another - are actually parallel ways of trying to make sense of the same material world, each a voice intertwining with the other to help shape true human understanding. With great humor and wit, the authors - one a Nobel laureate and the other an Israeli-American writer and student of religion - show how daily experience and seemingly innocuous questions such as "What is this mixture?" "How do I tell right from left?" and "How can one make the bitter sweet?" can lead to deeper philosophical issues concerning religion, art, and science. Old Wine, New Flasks discusses how authority is conferred and contested, what it means to be impure, whether humans have a right to dominate the environment, and the difference between the natural and the unnatural. Exploring these and other topics, the authors reveal how science and Jewish religious tradition, although different in many ways, nevertheless share the conviction that the world is a very real place, that the actions of beings matter, and that there is an underlying order to the universe.
Oxygen : a play in two acts by Carl Djerassi ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
The Science Channel's 100 greatest discoveries. Chemistry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
An overview of the most important discoveries in the history of chemistry, including: oxygen; the common building blocks of organic and inorganic matter; how electricity transforms chemicals; why substances change color when touched by a flame; plastics.
Gaps and verges : poems by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
The metamict state by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The Busy electron ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The 1st program illustrates reactions involving electron transfer using the examples of the electrochemical cell, corrosion and electrolysis. The 2nd program focuses on acids, bases and pH and how they function in the laboratory and in natural systems.
Soliton : poems by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The Periodic table ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The 1st program shows the power of Mendeleev's Periodic Table which predicted the properties of as yet undiscovered elements, and how modern chemists have refined the arrangement of the table and continue to refer to it. The 2nd program demonstrates how elements bond to form compounds by giving, taking, or sharing electrons. Also discusses the differences between ionic and covalent bonds.
Molecular architecture ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The 1st program teaches how the shape and physical properties of a molecule is determined by the electronic structure of its elements and their bonds. The 2nd program examines how chemists use the interaction of energy with matter to determine the nature and behavior of chemical substances.
The Mole ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The 1st program explains that a mole of any substance contains a constant number of atoms or molecules. Also examines the use of this important quantitative chemistry term. The 2nd program explains why water is unique and necessary for life and explores the special chemical properties of water.
Proteins structure and function ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses what proteins are. The second program explains how the human body manufactures complex proteins to sustain life and relates how traits are passed on from generation to generation.
The Precious envelope ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
In the 1st program the chemistry of earth's atmosphere is examined. Theories of chemical evolution, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect are explained. The 2nd program explains where minerals come from and why some elements are common and some rare. Also investigates the abundance of elements and their uses in modern society.
The Driving forces ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The first program explains why chemical reactions occur and what governs the rate of these reactions. Also investigates endothermic and exothermic reactions and reveals the role of entropy. The second program explains the role that catalysts play in chemical transformations and demonstrates the state of dynamic equilibrium, which allows chemists and chemical engineers to change reaction conditions.
Carbon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The first program teaches the organic chemistry of carbon compounds and explains the versatility of carbon's molecular structures. The second program explains what polymers are, how they are made and why they are different. Also shows how chemists control the molecular structure to create polymers with special properties.
Measurement the foundation of chemistry ; Modeling the unseen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The 1st program explains why accurate and precise measurement is critical to modern chemistry. The 2nd program discusses how, through the use of models, scientific investigators explain things beyond the realm of ordinary perception.
American poetry Atmospheric chemistry Atoms Carbon Chemical bonds Chemical elements Chemical models Chemical reactions Chemistry Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical and theoretical Chemistry--Study and teaching Chemists Chemometrics Color Conservation of orbital symmetry Discoveries in science Drama Electrolytic cells Environmental chemistry Fiction Films for the hearing impaired Genetic code History Hydrogen-ion concentration Judaism and science Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent,--1743-1794 Matter--Properties Metallurgy Mole (Chemistry) Molecular structure Molecules Nobel Prizes Nye, Bill Oxidation-reduction reaction Oxygen Periodic law Pollution--Environmental aspects Polymers Popular works Priestley, Joseph,--1733-1804 Proteins Scheele, Carl Wilhelm,--1742-1786 Solid state chemistry Surface chemistry Sweden--Stockholm Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Waste disposal sites Water Water conservation
Hoffman, Roald 1937-
Hoffmann, R. 1937-
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