'The Concise Encyclopedia of The Chemical Properties of Materials' presents a custom collection of articles from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Technology (EMSAT), and includes updates and revisions not available in the original set. The chemical properties discussed in EMSAT which have selected for the present volume include production and refining processes (principally for metallic materials, but also the processes of polymerization), the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase equilibria, electrochemical reactions and gas-solid reactions. An important example of the latter process is oxidation and corrosion, and a majority of the articles included are concerned with the kinetics, themodynamics and mechanisms of corrosion (including stress corrosion) in metallic systems. Included are 114 articles discussing the chemical behaviour of a range of materials, with reference to metals and alloys, and polymers and non-oxide ceramics. Featured articles include chemically modified wood and protection against corrosion.