Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste: The Chemistry of Household Ingredients

By: Simon Quellen Field

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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Explaining why antifreeze is a component of toothpaste and how salt works in shampoo, this fascinating handbook delves into the chemistry of everyday household products. Decoding more than 150 cryptic ingredients, the guide explains each component's structural formula, offers synonymous names, and describes its common uses. This informative resource can serve curious readers as a basic primer to commercial chemistry or as an indexed reference for specific compounds found on a product label. Grouped according to type, these chemical descriptions will dissolve common misunderstandings and help make consumers more product savvy.

Title: Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste: The Chemistry of Household Ingredients

Author Name: Simon Quellen Field

Categories: Science/Biology/Chemistry,

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Review Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 1556526970

ISBN Number 13: 9781556526978

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used As New

Seller ID: 98916