"The clean layout features many diagrams, sidebars, and ball-and-stick and three dimensional representations that will appeal to casual browsers, while the articles contain more than enough to fill the needs of student researchers. This set fills a need as there is little on this topic for the age group."
--Booklist, Sept. 1, 2007
"This three volume set includes an A-Z listing of 180 chemical compounds. Each four page entry includes the following; an overview, how the compound is made, common uses and potential hazards, a list of resources for further information, and up to two illustrations of the structural formula. Basic information and interesting facts are set off in shaded boxes. Each volume includes a chronology and timeline, three appendixes, and a comprehensive index."
--PSLA, May 2007
"Students of chemistry will appreciate the organization and style of this set, which includes a timeline of discovery in each book. Recommended."
--PSLA, May 2007
"This attractively bound set, paginated as an encyclopedia, contains entries about 180 chemical compounds, each in their own chapter containing names, chemical formula, type, molecular weight, melting and freezing points, and solubility. Science teachers will appreciate its completeness and students will be thankful for the organization that contributes to finding required information quickly and easily."
--Library Media Connection, March 2007
"Chemistry teachers and students who need to find out the two or more elements joined by chemical bond into compounds will find descriptions of 180 and here. Because these are very attractive and "friendly" for students, you may need to chain them to the shelves to keep them in the library."
--Reference for Students