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A short history of chemistry

Author: J R Partington
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1989.
Series: Dover science books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R Partington
ISBN: 0486659771 9780486659770
OCLC Number: 19353301
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 3rd ed., rev. and enl. London : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1957.
Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 415 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The origins of applied chemistry --
The beginnings of chemistry --
The diffusion of alchemy --
Iatrochemistry, or chemistry in the service of medicine --
Early studies on combustion and the nature of the atmosphere --
Discovery of gases --
Lavoisier and the foundation of modern chemistry --
Laws of combining proportions and the atomic theory --
Davy and Berzelius and the electrochemical or dualistic theory --
The beginnings of organic chemistry --
Substitution: The unitary and type theories --
The theory of valency --
The development of organic chemistry --
The history of physical chemistry --
The periodic law --
The structure of the atom.
Series Title: Dover science books.
Responsibility: J.R. Partington.
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