The Historical Background of Chemistry

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1971 - Science - 260 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
EARLY PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY
5
SCIENTIFIC IDEAS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
12
GREEK SCIENCE
16
HELLENISTIC CULTURE AND THE RISE OF ALCHEMY
32
CHINESE ALCHEMY
53
ARABIC ALCHEMY
62
THE TRANSMISSION OF CHEMISTRY TO THE WEST
74
PHLOGISTON AND AFFINITY
119
THE CHEMISTRY OF GASES
130
ху LAVOISIER AND THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN CHEMISTRY
138
THE LAWS OF ATOMIC COMBINATION
150
ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL AFFINITY
164
THE RADICAL
172
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
199
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMISTRY AS A PROFESSION
213

THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES
84
Х THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY A PERIOD OF TECHNICAL CHEMISTRY
91
CHEMICAL PRACTICE AND THEORY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
101
THE SPREAD OF ATOMISTIC THEORIES
110
RADIOACTIVITY AND ATOMIC STRUCTURE
220
BIOCHEMISTRY
230
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