Historical Studies in the Language of Chemistry

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - Science - 406 pages
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Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, this volume traces the development of a chemical language. Five self-contained sections define historical problems, covering language of alchemy, early chemical terminology, systematic nomenclature, chemical symbolism, and language of organic chemistry. "The authoritative text in its field." — Isis. 1962 edition.
 

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Contents

3 The Introduction of Systcmatic Nomenclature into
3
FURTHER DIFFICULTIEs or LANGUAGE
25
THE DILEMMA or ALCHEMICAL
43
BAsED on PHYsICAL PROPERTIEs
65
TERMINOLOGY BAsED on OTHER
79
THE GaowrH or CHEMIsTRY
94
THE Move TOWARDs REFORM
114
EARLY EXAMPLEs or SYsTEMATIC
133
THE RECEPTION or THE
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THE ADOPTION o1 THE
207
EARLY NINETEENTHCENTURY
215
ALCHEMICAL SYMBOLs
227
THE SYMBOLs or HAssENFRATZ
252
ture The Part played by Thomas Thomson
256
THE SYMBOLs or BERZELIUs
265
5 The Language of Organic Chcmistry
283

THE REFORM or NOMENCLATURE
139
BERoMANs CHEMICAL NOMENCLATURE 1 44
145
THE CHEMICAL NOMENCLATURE
153
THE EVENTs LEADING UP ro
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or THE REFORMED NOMENCLATURE
177
NOMENCLATURE BAsED ON SYsTEMs
299
THE DEVELOPMENT or A SYsTEMATIC
338
BIBLIOGRAPHY
355
INDEX or NAMEs
383
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