Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry


Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry

Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry Third Edition (ISBN 978-0-85404-433-7), also known as the Green Book, Prepared for publication by E. Richard Cohen, Tomislav Cvitas, Jeremy G Frey, Bertil Holmstrom, Kozo Kuchitsu, Roberto Marquardt, Franco Pavese, Martin Quack, Jurgen Stohner, Herbert Strauss, Michio Takami and Anders J Thor, published in Aug 2007. The third edition is based on the most up to date sources for fundamental constants, data and nomenclature in the field of chemistry and physics and thus is the reference work for the topics covered.

The second edition of Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry (ISBN 0-632-03583-8), also known as the Green Book, was edited by I. Mills, et al., is published by the IUPAC, establishing standards for nomenclature in Chemistry.

The green books are direct successors to the "Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units" prepared for publication on behalf of the Physical Chemistry Division of IUPAC by M. L. McGlashen in 1969. A full history of the 'Green Books" is provided in the historical Introduction to the 3rd Edition. Information in the Green book is synthesized from IUPAC, IUPAP and ISO recommendations including in part on the IUPAP red book and the ISO 31 standards. The 2nd edition has been available online as a PDF file, and the third edition will be available as a pdf one year after publication. It is an excellent source for knowledge for how to handle quantities, units and symbols in science.

ee also

* International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry nomenclature ("Red Book and Blue Book")
* Compendium of Chemical Terminology ("Gold Book")

External links

* [http://www.iupac.org/publications/books/gbook/green_book_2ed.pdf 2nd edition]
* [http://www.iupap.org/ IUPAP Official Website]


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