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About the author:
Dev Gualtieri received his PhD in 1974 and had a thirty-five year research career in physics and materials science.
He is listed as an inventor on thirty-five US patents, and on numerous international patents. His eclectic research interests included superconductivity, chemical thermodynamics, magnetism, electronics and computer science. At one time, he was an internationally recognized expert in crystal growth.
Dr. Gualtieri is now retired, and he resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife, Anne. They have a son and daughter who reside with their spouses in Pennsylvania.
15,000 Words Spelled by Chemical Elements
Dr. Dev Gualtieri Ph.D.
Everyone has seen a coffee mug with the word, "caffeine," spelled with chemical elements as Ca-F-Fe-I-Ne. If you're not a coffee drinker, you can find a tee-shirt emblazoned with a similar transliteration for chocolate, C-Ho-Co-La-Te.
The symbols for the elements in the periodic table are the chemist's alphabet. Nearly every chemist can name the element associated with each symbol, except for the fleeting radioactive elements that occur at high atomic number.
While not every word can be spelled solely using chemical elements, many can, sometimes in several different ways. ChemCordance presents the chemical spellings of words contained in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary ("Webster's Second"), a massive volume well loved by linguists.
These "chemical words" are presented in a custom Periodic Table font designed by the author.
- Publication Date:
- 1942459009 / 9781942459002
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Science / Chemistry / General