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Antoine Lavoisier, the next crucial year, or The sources of his quantitative method in chemistry

Author: Frederic Lawrence Holmes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through his development of quantitative experimental methods, the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) implemented a principle that many regard as the cornerstone of modern science: in every operation there is an equal quantity of material before and after the operation. The origin of Lavoisier's methods, however, has remained a missing piece in this remarkable episode of scientific history, perhaps because the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic Lawrence Holmes
ISBN: 0691016879 9780691016870
OCLC Number: 36713204
Description: vii, 184 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Sources of Lavoisier's Quantitative Method in Chemistry --
Ch. 2. Consequences of the Crucial Year --
Ch. 3. Vision and Reality --
Ch. 4. The Public Arena --
Ch. 5. Reflections --
Ch. 6. In the Shadow of Black --
Ch. 7. Caution and Consolidation --
Ch. 8. The Long Summer Campaign --
Ch. 9. The End of the Beginning --
Ch. 10. Mopping-Up Operations --
Ch. 11. Conclusion --
Ch. 12. Before and After 1773: Lavoisier Studies --
Appendix. Names, Substances, and Apparatus in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry.
Other Titles: Antoine Lavoisier, the next crucial year
Sources of his quantitative method in chemistry
Responsibility: Frederic Lawrence Holmes.
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