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The historical background of chemistry.

Author: Henry Marshall Leicester
Publisher: New York, Wiley [©1956]
Series: Dover books on physics series.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leicester, Henry Marshall, 1906-
Historical background of chemistry.
New York, Wiley [1956]
(OCoLC)609954120
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Marshall Leicester
OCLC Number: 191161
Description: vii, 260 pages illustrations.
Contents: Early practical chemistry --
Scientific ideas of the ancient world --
Greek science --
Hellinistic culture and the rise of alchemy --
Chinese alchemy --
Arabic alchemy --
The transmission of chemistry to the west --
The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries --
The sixteenth century, a period of technical chemistry --
Chemical practice and theory in the first half of the seventeenth century --
The spread of atomistic theories --
Theories of the eighteenth century : phlogiston and affinity --
Laboratory discoveries of the eighteenth century : the chemistry of gases --
Lavosier and the foundation of modern chemistry --
The laws of atomic combination --
Electrochemistry and chemical affinity --
The development of organic chemistry : the radical and unitary theories --
Organic chemistry from the theory of types to the structural theory --
The systematization of inorganic chemistry --
Physical chemistry in the nineteenth century --
The development of chemistry as a profession during the nineteenth century --
Radioactivity and atomic structure --
Biochemistry.
Series Title: Dover books on physics series.

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