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Norton History of Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0393310434

ISBN-13: 9780393310436

Edition: 1993

Authors: William H. Brock

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Bibliographical Note
Introduction
On the Nature of the Universe and the Hermetic Museum
Chinese Alchemy
Greek Alchemy
Arabic and Medieval Alchemy
Newton's Alchemy
The Demise of Alchemy and its Literary Tradition
The Sceptical Chymist
Paracelsianism
Helmontianism
The Acid-Alkali Theory
A Sceptical Chemist
Boyle's Physical Theory of Matter
The Vacuum Boylianum and its Aftermath
Newton's Chemistry
The Phlogistonists
Elements of Chemistry
A Scientific Civil Servant
The Chemistry of Air
The Chemical Revolution
The Aftermath
A New System of Chemical Philosophy
Dalton's 'New System'
Dalton's Life
The Atomic Theory
The Origins of Dalton's Theory
Electrifying Dalton's Theory
Chemical Reactivity
Prout's Hypothesis
Volumetric Relations
Scepticism Towards Atomism
Instructions for the Analysis of Organic Bodies
Purity
The Basis of Chemistry
The Supply of Apparatus and Chemicals
Liebig, Organic Analysis and the Research School
Chemical Method
Classifying by Radicals
Classification by Types
On the Constitution and Metamorphoses of Chemical Compounds
The Establishment of Quantivalence
Kekule and the Theory of Chemical Structure
The Triumph of Structural Theory
Chemistry Applied to Arts and Manufactures
The Alkali Industry
Dyestuffs and Colouring
Principles of Chemistry
Sorting the Elements
The Rare Earths
The Inert Gases
Manufacturing Elements
Mendeleev's Principles
On the Dissociation of Substances Dissolved in Water
Proto-Physical Chemistry
Raoult and van't Hoff
Electrochemistry from Faraday to Arrhenius
The Ionic Theory
The Reception of the Ionic Theory
How to Teach Chemistry
Frankland's State-sponsored Chemistry
Armstrong's Heuristic Method
Twentieth-century Developments in Teaching
The Laboratory
The Chemical News
Forming Chemical Societies
The Chemical Periodical
William Crookes, Chemical Editor
The Nature of the Chemical Bond
The Lewis Atom
Spreading the Electronic Theory
The Pauling Bond
Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
The Lapworth-Thiele-Robinson Tradition
The Michael-Flurscheim-Vorlander Tradition
The Electronic Theory of Organic Reactions
Organizing the Structure of Organic Chemistry
The Kinetics of Mechanisms
The Spread of Physical Organic Chemistry
Aromaticity
The Non-classical Ion Debate
The Renaissance of Inorganic Chemistry
Werner's New Ideas
Sidgwick's Electronic Interpretation of Co-ordination Chemistry
Australian Chemistry
Australian and Japanese Chemistry
Co-ordination Chemistry in Australia
Nyholm's Renaissance
At the Sign of the Hexagon
Synthesis
Industrial Chemistry
Chemistry and the Environment
Epilogue
Appendix: History of Chemistry Museums and Collections
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index