A Dictionary of Chemistry (8th edition)

ISBN : 9780198841227

Jonathan Law; Richard Rennie
640 ページ
129 x 196 mm
Oxford Quick Reference



  • Some 5,250 entries, all fully revised and updated
  • Almost 200 entries are new to this edition, including bioethanol, genome, molecular spintronics, oganesson, phosphorylation, and reticular chemistry
  • Includes expanded coverage in areas such as analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic chemistry
  • Over 200 detailed diagrams and graphs illustrate the text
  • Supplemented by numerous, useful appendices, as well as web links to enable further reading

New to this Edition:

  • Entries have been revised and updated, and include over 170 newly added definitions
  • 2 updated images, as well as 6 new, detailed illustrations

A Dictionary of Chemistry is a popular and authoritative guide to all aspects of its discipline. With over 5,000 entries, its broad coverage includes physical chemistry and biochemistry, and is heavily informed by the most current research.
For this eighth edition, the Dictionary has been fully revised, making it the most up-to-date reference work of its kind. Almost 200 entirely new entries have been added, including bioethanol, genome, molecular spintronics, oganesson, phosphorylation, and reticular chemistry. Areas such as analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic chemistry have been expanded to reflect recent developments in the field.
The dictionary's supplementary material has also been enhanced as new diagrams provide readers with useful visual aids, and the appendices have been substantially updated. All web links have been revised and updated, and are easily accessible via the companion website.


A to Z entires
The Greek alphabet
Fundamental constants
SI units
Electromagnetic spectrum
The periodic table
The chemical elements
Nobel prizes in chemistry
Useful websites


Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie, University of Cambridge
Richard Rennie, BSc, MSc, PhD, has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several other reference books, including the Oxford Dictionary of Physics. He wrote the Facts on File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics which was published in 2003. He has taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry at various Sixth Form Colleges and is a Senior Invigilator for the University of Cambridge.
Jonathan Law has worked in reference publishing for nearly 30 years and is a director of Market House Books Ltd. He is the editor or co-editor of several other books in the Oxford Quick Reference series, including A Dictionary of Finance and Banking and A Dictionary of Business and Management.