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Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 3rd Edition

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Title: Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 3rd Edition
Author: Donald L. Burdick, William L. Leffler
ISBN: 0878147985 / 9780878147984
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 347
Publisher: PennWell
Year: 2001
Availability: Out of Stock
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This authoritative text has been re-written and expanded to include extra chapters on methyl tertiary butyl ether and higher alcohols. Read it cover to cover, by chapter as the subject comes up in your business, use it as an encyclopedia, or as a primer in petrochemical economics. It is the only source you will need to get a clear understanding of this complex topic. It is packed w/ diagrams and tables to aid in understanding. Each chapter includes exercises and "in a nutshell" chapter reviews.

• Read it cover to cover and complete the exercises at the end of each chapter
• Read each self-contained chapter as the subjects come up in your business life
• Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia
• Use it as a primer in petrochemical economics

What you need to know about organic chemistry
• Benzene
• Toluene and the xylenes
• Cyclohexane
• Olefins plants, ethylene, and propylene
• The hydrocarbon family
• Cumene and phenol
• Ethylbenzene and styrene
• Ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride
• Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol
• Propylene oxide and propylene glycol
• Methanol and synthesis gas
• Other alcohols
• Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde
• Ketones
• Acids
• Acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, and acrylates
• Maleic anhydride
• Alpha olefins
• Nature of polymers
• Thermoplastics
• Resins and fibers

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