20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2002
This edition of "The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals" shows remarkable improvement over its predecessor.
Boasting of diverse groups of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, it is a success in its own right. There are just plenty to be explored! The book brims with accurate up-to-date information. Pharmacists, Medics, Chemists, Biologists, Physicists, Agriculturists, and many other professionals who work with elements, compounds and mixtures will find this book very useful. It is revised, and is complemented with detailed descriptions, which include molecular formulae, molecular weights, as well as the percentage compositions of constituent chemicals in a compound or mixture.
It is a valuable reference tool.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2002
This book must be the most organized reference book I have ever used. Its so fulfilling to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you need it. Includes a common name index, chemical formula index, as well as registry numbers, therapeutic categories for drugs, useful tables, and organic chemical equations. highly recommended!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2010
There is no reason to buy a brand new edition of this manual, because the older editions have similar information, possibly different with regards to minor details of the measurements (.5 degrees melting point, etc). If you are looking for a Merck Index, buy used.
on November 6, 2013
This book is amazing. It was helpful during my general chemistry and Ochem classes. I recommend using this if you need to know boiling points, melting points, structures, and other important information
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2010
The seller was excellent. I received the product many days sooner than anticpated, which was great because it was for a Christmas present and I got it in time. The boopk arrived in excellent condition, we are very pleased with both the product and the seller.