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Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling - The Making of a Science in America.

Author: John W Servos
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press Ewing : California Princeton Fulfillment Services [distributor] March 1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Servos explains the emergence of physical chemistry in America by presenting a series of lively portraits of such pivotal figures as Wilhelm Ostwald, A.A. Noyes, G.N. Lewis, and Linus Pauling, and of key institutions, including MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Caltech. In the early twentieth century, physical chemistry was a new hybrid science, the molecular biology of its time. The names of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Servos
ISBN: 9780691026145 0691026149
OCLC Number: 904728096
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of History of Science Society's Pfizer Award 1991
Target Audience: College Audience
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Explains the emergence of physical chemistry in America by presenting a series of lively portraits of such pivotal figures as Wilhelm Ostwald, A A Noyes, G N Lewis, and Linus Pauling, and of key  Read more...

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