With chemistry throughout the day: the daily routine of young scientist and journalist Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim guides us through the whole world of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
It starts with the chemistry of waking up and an explanation of the melatonin and cortisol levels. We discover the right time for the first coffee, why there should be fluoride in toothpaste and why the chaos that awaits us on the desk in the office is what the universe intends.
We learn new things about the chemistry of gorilla glass and mobile phone batteries, and why aluminium salt is the only thing that prevents the formation of sweat while other substances just stop sweat from smelling.
In the evening, Mai Thi reveals the secret of a perfect chocolate cake and of course, the book also covers the “chemistry of love”.
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