A New System of Chemical Philosophy

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 16, 2010 - Science - 376 pages
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The renowned English chemist and meteorologist John Dalton (1766-1844) published A New System of Chemical Philosophy in two volumes, between 1808 and 1827. Dalton's discovery of the importance of the relative weight and structure of particles of a compound for explaining chemical reactions transformed atomic theory and laid the basis for much of what is modern chemistry. Volume 2 was published in 1827. It contains sections examining the weights and structures of two-element compounds in five different groups: metallic oxides; earthly, alkaline and metallic sulphurets; earthly, alkaline and metallic phosphurets; carburet; and metallic alloys. An appendix contains a selection of brief notes and tables, including a new table of the relative weights of atoms. A planned second part was never published. Dalton's work is a monument of nineteenth-century chemistry. It will continue to be read and enjoyed by anybody interested in the history and development of science.
 

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Contents

Metallic Oxides
1
Earthy Alkaline and Metallic Sul
96
Glucine and Zircone
114
Sulphurets of Copper
133
Potassium and Sodium
148
Sulphuret of Cobalt
160
Sulphurets of Titanium Columbiwn and Cerium
165
Gold
191
Metallic Alloys
218
Triple Alloys Solders fusible metal
263
Abstract of De la Roche and Berards essay on
269
Remarks on the above essays
282
Neio Table of the forces of vapours
298
Formula for determining the proportions of combustible
305
Fluoric aciddeutoxide of hydrogen
311
On ammonia
328

Mercury
197
Phosphurcts of Zinc and Potassium
204
Carburets
211
Volume of gasesfrom the decomposition of ammonia
335
Alum
341
Acio table of the relative weights of atoms
352

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