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The historical background of chemistry

Author: Henry Marshall Leicester
Publisher: New York : Wiley, [1965, ©1956]
Series: Science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Marshall Leicester
OCLC Number: 1077011
Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early practical chemistry --
Scientific ideas of the ancient world --
Greek science --
Hellenistic 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 --
Lavoisier 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 --
Name index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Science editions.
Responsibility: Henry M. Leicester.

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