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More reference books in the 1st floor reference collection, Mulva Library!

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Lange's Handbook of Chemistry - Norbert Adolph Lange
Call Number: 540 L26l 16th ed.
Publication Date: 2005

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The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds - Richard L. Myers
Call Number: 540 M99o
Publication Date: 2007

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Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary - Richard Lewis, Jr.
Call Number: 540.3 H31l 15th ed.
Publication Date: 2007


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