It’s the most horrible part of science. The part that’s most likely to make you say 'UGH.'
Chemistry can cause chaos in your brain. Even your teacher knows it! But let’s forget the fiendish formulas for now, and take a look at the nasty bits you REALLY want to know about – the nasty bubbling green mixtures, the vile and poisonous potions, the horrible smells, bangs and blasts.
- how the first chemists – “alchemists” – really searched for the Philosopher’s Stone
- what suspect substances lurk in your school dinner
- the sickening stench of the world’s worst stink bomb
- which cruel chemical gases killed soldiers in the war
- how rotten reactions can blow you away
- which awful acids will eat you alive
Flash a formula. Wave a test-tube. Potions bubble. Things go bang! It's not magic. You're not at Hogwarts. You've just read Chemical Chaos
About the Author
Nick Arnold is the author of the award winning series, Horrible Science
and Wild Lives
. Arnold's first published works appeared as a result of a project he was working on at the University of North London, when he was trying to teach young children. A positive review was written about him, and he started to write the Horrible Science
books. His books are illustrated by Tony De Saulles.
Series: Horrible Science
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 2 - 6
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 4th February 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.13