Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences

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Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 180 pages
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This book was designed to help teachers supplement science curricula with human stories of discovery in the chemical sciences. Chemical Achievers presents the lives and work of two types of achievers. First are the historical greats, those chemical scientists most often referred to in introductory courses. Second are those scientists who made contributions in areas of the chemical sciences that are of special relevance to modern life and the career choices students will make. The human faces summarized in this book range from Robert Boyle to Glenn Seaborg and Stephanie Kwolek. In this lively and comprehensive collection of photographs and biographies, Bowden illuminates how much the chemical sciences owe to the individual achiever. Over 150 images can be easily reproduced as overhead transparencies or other visual teaching aids.
 

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Contents

Archibald Scott Couper and August Kekule von Stradonitz
91
Jacobus Henricus vant Hoff
94
Gilbert Newton Lewis and Irving Langmuir
96
Linus Carl Pauling
100
PHARMACEUTICALS AND THE PATH TO BIOMOLECULES
102
William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg
104
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
107
Percy Lavon Julian and Carl Djerassi
109

ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHRMICAL INDUSTRIES
23
Jons Jakob Berzelius
27
Michael Faraday
29
Svante August Arrhenius
33
Paul Heroult Charles M Hall and Julia Brainerd Hall
35
Edward Goodrich Acheson
39
Herbert Henry Dow
40
Soren Sorensen
43
Arnold O Beckman
44
Norman Bruce Hannay
46
THE PATH TO THE PERIODIC TABLE
49
Amedeo Avogadro
53
Stanislao Cannizzaro
55
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
57
Julius Lothar Meyer and Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
59
William Ramsay
65
Theodore William Richards
66
ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR STRUCTURE
67
Ernest Rutherford
70
Marie Sklodowska Curie
72
Irene JoliotCurie and Frederic Joliot
75
Otto Hahn Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann
76
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
81
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS STRUCTURE AND BONDING
83
William Henry Perkin
88
James Watson Francis Crick Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin
114
PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICALS
119
Eugene Houdry
122
John H Sinfelt
124
Paul B Weisz
125
PLASTICS AND OTHER POLYMERS
127
Wallace Hume Carothers
131
Roy J Plunkett
133
Walter Lincoln Hawkins
136
Henry Aaron Hill
138
Stephanie L Kwolek
141
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY SCALES UP FOR INDUSTRY
143
Arthur D Little William HWalker and Warren K Lewis
145
Donald Othmer
149
Ralph Landau
151
HUMAN AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT CONCERNS
153
Ellen Swallow Richards
156
Alice Hamilton
159
Frederick Gardner Cottrell
163
Rachel Carson
165
John E Franz and Marinus Los
168
James Roth
171
Bibliography
173
Index
178
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