Searching for Xmas Presents?

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published: 08 December 2010
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results?

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