Viva Compact Dictionary of Chemistry has been devised for two main groups of readers. The first group consists of people whose daily work brings them into contact with chemical terms. They may be industrial chemists or because of the nature of their jobs non chemists who nevertheless have to understand specialist terminology. Readers in the second main category are students and for them it have tried to meet several needs. School children and students who are learning chemistry will find the Dictionary invaluable for checking the meanings of words that are required part of the vocabulary of the subject.