Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QD9.15 .W75 2022
Write Like a Chemist (2nd ed.) is a one-of-a-kind volume, written to serve as a textbook and resource for chemistry students, post-docs, faculty, and other chemistry professionals. The book focuses on four types of chemistry writing: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal. The book includes numerous excerpts from American Chemical Society (ACS) journal articles, ACS conference abstracts, and successful NSF proposals, all serving as excellent models of scientific writing. A model poster is also included. Write Like a Chemist’s read–analyze–write approach underscores the importance of reading authentic texts, analyzing them, and using them as models for disciplinary writing. Analyses focus on conciseness, level of detail, and formality; organization; writing conventions; grammar and punctuation; and content expressed in prose and graphics. Exercises are included in each chapter. Together, these features turn the complex process of writing into graduated, achievable tasks. Additional features of the book include the formatting of figures, tables, citations, and references. ACS chemistry writing conventions, as advocated in the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication (Banik et al., 2020), are modelled throughout.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QD65.H3
Introduction -- Basic constants, units, and conversion factors -- Symbols, terminology, and nomenclature -- Physical constants of organic compounds -- Properties of the elements & inorganics -- Thermo, electro & solution chemistry -- Fluid properties -- Biochemistry -- Analytical chemistry -- Molecular structure and spectroscopy -- Atomic, molecular, and optical physics -- Nuclear and particle physics -- Properties of solids -- Polymer properties -- Geophysics, astronomy, and acoustics -- Practical laboratory data -- Health and safety information -- Appendix A. Mathematical tables -- Appendix B. Sources of physical and chemical data