Inorganic chemistry is concerned with the chemical elements (of which there are about 100) and the extremely varied compounds they form. The essentially descriptive subject matter is unified by some general concepts of structure, bonding and reactivity, and most especially by the periodic table and its underlying basis in atomic structure.
At its inception, the original plan for this symposium was to emphasize
the medical aspects of inorganic chemistry, rather than to go over
once more new developments in bioinorganic chemistry, important as the
subject is, since the latter topic has been treated many times in recent
symposia reviews and monographs.
The rapid development of inorganic chemistry makes ever more challenging the task of providing a textbook that is contemporary and meets the needs of those who use it. We appreciate the constructive suggestions provided by students, faculty, and reviewers, and have adopted much of this advice, keeping in mind the constraints imposed by space and the scope of the book. The main emphasis in preparing this edition has been to bring it up to date while providing clarity and a variety of helpful features.
This handbook is an encyclopedic treatment of chemical elements and their
most important compounds intended for professionals and students in many
areas of chemistry throughout the manufacturing, academic, and consulting
Chemistry comprises two related but distinct activities:(i)the quest for an understanding of matter and material change,(ii)the utilization of material change for human ends.Ideally, thefirst activity provides the necessary know-how for the pursuit of the second, but in practice, the help it can give is only partial, and the second activity has to fall back on trial and error techniques in order to achieve its ends. This means that a good chemist is one who not only has a mastery of chemical theory, but also a good knowledge of chemical facts.
Genetically modified foods and food products derived from genetically engineered
organisms are among a number of biotechnological developments intended
to improve shelf life, nutritional content, flavor, color, and texture, as well as
agronomic and processing characteristics. Although in popular parlance the term
genetically modified often is used interchangeably with genetically engineered,
in this report genetic modification refers to a range of methods used to alter the
genetic composition of a plant or animal, including traditional hybridization and
Trace element (iron, manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc, selenium, and molybdenum): chemical element that is needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of the organism.
In biochemistry, a trace element is also referred to as a micronutrient.
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Chemical substances (also called pure substances) may well be defined as "any material with a definite chemical composition" in an introductory general chemistry textbook. According to this definition a chemical substance can either be a pure chemical element or a pure chemical compound. But, there are exceptions to this definition; a pure substance can also be defined as a form of matter that has both definite composition and distinct properties. The chemical substance index published by CAS also includes several alloys of uncertain composition.
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MINERAL NUTRIENTS ARE ELEMENTS acquired primarily in the form of inorganic ions from the soil. Although mineral nutrients continually cycle through all organisms, they enter the biosphere predominantly through the root systems of plants, so in a sense plants act as the “miners” of Earth’s crust (Epstein 1999). The large surface area of roots and their ability to absorb inorganic ions at low concentrations from the soil solution make mineral absorption by plants a very effective process.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 70. Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Assessment
Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Assessment: Introduction Nutrients are substances that must be supplied by the diet because they are not synthesized in the body in sufficient amounts. Nutrient requirements for groups of healthy persons have been determined experimentally. For good health we require energy-providing nutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrate), vitamins, minerals, and water.
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Mercury can exist in many different chemical and
physical forms in the environment (see Box 2). Those
different forms are called “species.” In this document,
we will use the general term “mercury” to refer to
all forms of the element, while “methylmercury”
will be used to distinguish organometallic mercury
compounds (essentially those that contain carbon)
from inorganic forms of mercury. Pure mercury is
known as elemental mercury or metallic mercury.
Decreases in pH and ANC are often paral-
leled by changes in element concentrations
including increases in Al
decreases in Ca
. High dissolved Al
trations can have toxic effects on many types of
aquatic biota, and at extreme levels few aquatic
species can survive (Table 1). Organic forms of
are much less toxic than inorganic forms.
Emerging research suggests that Ca
tions in streamwater are also an important bio-