Thinking about Matter: Studies in the History of Chemical Philosophy

1st Edition

John Hedley Brooke

Routledge
Published September 14, 1995
Reference - 302 Pages
ISBN 9780860784647 - CAT# Y284457
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

In these articles Professor Brooke has aimed to expose and explore the many layers of philosophical debate that accompanied the development of chemistry in the 100 years from Priestley to Kekulé. During this period the foundations of our modern science were laid: Lavosier’s ’chemical revolution’, Dalton’s atomic theory, the electrochemical concepts of Berzelius transformed the science, as did new ideas of valency and molecular structure. But it was also a period of intense controversy when chemists called each other brigands and assassins.

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