Written by a seasoned teacher, speaker, and writer in the field of chemistry, this text serves to provide a guide to the chemicals that make life possible and enrich the senses, as well as those that endanger it. This text combines the science and history of certain molecules and deals with the chemistry of each substance in an interesting and easily understandable manner. Topics covered include substances found in air and water, food, hydrocarbons, acids and alkalis, natural killers, unnatural killers, destructive molecules, pleasure molecules, natural healers, man-made healers, giant molecules, and vitamins.

chapter 1|10 pages

Atmosphere and Water

chapter 2|10 pages

Carbohydrates and Arti†cial Sweeteners

chapter 3|8 pages


chapter 4|12 pages

Acids and Alkalis

chapter 5|14 pages

Steroids and Sex

chapter 6|14 pages

The Senses

chapter 7|22 pages

Cosmetics and Perfumes

chapter 8|12 pages

Natural Killers

chapter 9|16 pages

Unnatural Killers

chapter 10|6 pages


chapter 11|28 pages

Pleasure Molecules

chapter 12|22 pages

Natural Healers

chapter 13|24 pages

Man-Made Healers

chapter 14|12 pages

Synthetic Polymers