Methods and Styles in the Development of Chemistry: Volume 245

American Philosophical Society
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Chemistry as it is known today is deeply rooted in a variety of thought & action, dating back at least as far as the fifth century B.C. In this book, Joseph Fruton weaves together the history of scientific investigation with social, religious, philosophical, & other events & practices that have contributed to the field of modern chemistry. The story begins with the influence of alchemy on early Greek numerology and philosophy, followed by the historical account of chemical composition and phlogiston. The life and work of Antoine Lavoisier receive extensive coverage in Chapter Three, with the remaining six chapters devoted to atoms, equivalents, and elements; radicals and types; valence and molectualr structure; stereochemistry and organic synthesis; forces, equilibria, and rates; and electrons, reaction mechanisms, and organic synthesis.
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About the author

Fruton is Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and professor emeritus of the history of medicine at Yale University.

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Publisher
American Philosophical Society
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Published on
Dec 31, 2002
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Pages
332
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ISBN
9780871692450
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
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