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The Development of Modern Chemistry (Dover Books on Chemistry)

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Over the past two centuries chemistry has developed from germinal speculations on the nature of gases and minerals to a highly complex discipline encompassing numerous areas of study. This authoritative and comprehensive volume traces the historical development of chemistry from its roots in ancient Greek theory to the revolutionary and explosive discoveries of the 20th century. The author, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, places the role of alchemy as a "precursor" to chemistry and technological arts. This book also shows how discoveries concerning gases in the mid-18th century were pivotal in creating the foundations of chemistry as a modern science.
Professor Ihde delves into many other fascinating aspects of chemistry's development as a science. Thus, this unique book:

• shows how the errors of alchemy were eventually divorced from chemistry

• examines the numerous individuals who contributed to centuries of progress in the theory and application of chemistry
• places important discoveries in the context of contemporaneous political, economic, and social development

• provides lucid explanations of important theoretical concepts

• demonstrates chemistry's central role among the modern sciences

Many historians of chemistry focus largely on the material philosophies of the ancient Greeks and the long period of alchemical activity. While including such essential aspects of ancient contributions, Dr. Ihde concentrates heavily on developments that occupied after Joseph Black laid the foundations of quantitative analysis in the mid-18th century. The discoveries of John Dalton, Justus von Liebig, Jöns Jakob Berzelius, and many others are examined in the context of their relationship to the development of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and industrial chemistry.
Its extraordinary thorough and lucid coverage of the myriad aspects of modern chemistry makes the moderately priced paperbound edition an ideal supplementary text for high-school and college-level courses, as well as a stimulating, highly readable book for the interested layman.

Unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published by Harper & Row, New York, 1964.

Synopsis:

From ancient Greek theory to the 20th century, this authoritative history shows how major chemists, their discoveries, and political, economic, and social developments transformed chemistry into modern science. An ideal supplementary text for high-school and college-level courses. 209 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Authoritative history of chemistry from ancient Greek theory to 20th-century innovation. Covers major chemists and their discoveries. 209 illus. 14 tables. Bibliographies. Indices. Appendices.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

I THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY

  1. Prelude to Cheistry

      ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE OF MATTER

      THE ALCHEMICAL HERITAGE

      THE MEDICAL HERITAGE

      THE TECHNOLOGICAL HERITAGE

      THE BEGINNING OF HOUSECLEANING

  2. Pneumatic Chemistry

      STEPHEN HALES

      JOSEPH BLACK

      HENRY CAVENDISH

      JOSEPH PRIESTLEY

      CARL WILHELM SCHEELE

II THE PERIOD OF FUNDAMENTAL THEORIES

  3. Lavoisier and the Chemical Revolution

      THE ATTACH ON THE PHLOGISTON THEORY

      RISE OF THE NEW CHEMISTRY

      SCIENCE AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

  4. Chemical Combination and the Atomic Theory

      RISE OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

      AFFINITY CONCEPTS

      EQUIVALENCES AND COMBINING PROPORTIONS

      "HIGGINS, DALTON, AND THE ATOMIC THEORY"

      BERZELIUS AND ATOMIC SYMBOLS

      GAY-LUSSAC AND COMBINING VOLUMES

      AVOGADRO'S HYPOTHESIS

  5. Electrochemistry and the Dualistic Theory

      THE DISCOVERY OF CHEMICAL ELECTRICITY

      INVESTIGATIONS OF CHEMISTRY AND ELECTRICITY

      BERZELIUS AND THE DUALISTIC THEORY

      FARADY AND THE ELECTROCHEMICAL LAWS

  6. The Period of Problems

      THE ATOMIC WEIGHT PROBLEM

      BERZELIUS' EARLY EFFORTS

      THE LAW OF PETIT AND DULONG

      THE LAW O ISOMORPHISM

      DUMAS AND THE DETERMINATION OF VAPOR DENSITIES

      EQUIVALENTS

      PROUT'S HYPOTHESIS

      CONCEPTS ABOUT ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS

  7. Organic Chemistry I. Rise of Organic Chemistry

      KNOWLEDGE OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN 1800

      VITALISM

      INVESTIGATION OF NEW COMPOUNDS

      ISOMERISM

      ELEMENTARY ORGANIC ANALYSIS

      ATOMIC WEIGHT OF CARBON

      GROWTH OF THE RADICAL THEORY

      SUBSTITUTION AND THE TYPE THEORY

      STUDIES OF POLYBASIC ACIDS

  8. Organic Chemistry II. Organizaation

      THE CHAOS OF THE 1840'S

      THE ORGANIZING EFFORTS OF LAURENT AND GERHARDT

      THE NEW TYPE THEORY

      THE CONCEPT OF VALENCE

      THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF KEKULÉ AND COUPER

      CANNIZZARO AND THE RETURN TO AVOGADRO'S HYPOTHESIS

  9. Classification of the Elements

      DISCOVERY OF NEW ELEMENTS

      EARLY ATTEMPTS AT CLASSIFICATION

      IMMEDIATE PRECURSORS OF THE PERIODIC TABLE

      THE PERIODIC LAW OF MENDELEEV AND MEYER

      SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENTS

III THE GROWTH OF SPECIALIZATION

  10. The Diffusion of Chemical Knowledge

      CHEMICAL EDUCATION TO 1825

      DEVELOPMENT OF LABORATORIES

      LIEBIG AND THE GIESSEN LABORATORY

      EXTENSIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY

      CHEMICAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA

      CHEMICAL PUBLICATIONS

      THE RISE OF CHEMICAL SOCIETIES

  11. Analytical Chemistry I. Systematization

      THE PLACE OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

      THE FRESENIUS LABORATORY

      QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS

      GRAVIMETRIC METHODS

      ANALYTICAL BALANCES

      ATOMIC WEIGHT DETERMINATIONS

      VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS

      GAS ANALYSIS

      INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS

      ORGANIC ANALYSIS

  12. Organic Chemistry III. Consolidation

      THE PROBLEM OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

      STEREOCHEMISTRY

      DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF SYNTHESIS

      COMMUNICATION

  13. Organic Chemistry IV. Natural Products

      CARBOHYDRATES

      PURINES

      PROTEINS

      TERPENES

  14. Inorganic Chemistry I. Fundamental Developments

      GENERAL DEVELOPMENTS

      DISCOVERY OF FLUORINE

      MOISSAN AND THE ELECTRIC FURNACE

      THE RARE GASES

      THE RARE EARTHS

      WERNER AND THE COORDINATION COMPLEXES

  15. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. ORIGINS

      PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND CHEMICAL CONSTITUTION

      THE DEVELOPMENT OF KINETIC THEORY AND THERMODYNAMICS

      DYNAMIC OF REACTIONS

      THEORY OF SOLUTIONS

      COLLOID CHEMISTRY

  16. "Biological Chemistry I. Agricultural, Physiological, and Food Studies"

      PHOTOSYNTHESIS

      SOIL CHEMISTRY AND PLANT GROWTH

      PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

      RESPIRATION AND ENERGY BALANCES

      FERMENTATION AND PUTREFACTION

      PUBLIC HEALTH

  17. Chemical Industry I. The Nineteenth Century

      THE RISE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

      SULFURIC ACID

      ALKALIES

      BLEACHING CHEMICALS

      FERTILIZERS

      EXPLOSIVES

      GASEOUS FUELS AND ILLUMINANTS

      COAL TAR CHEMICALS AND THE SYNTHETIC DYE INDUSTRY

      PHARMACEUTICALS

      OTHER ORGANIC FINE CHEMICALS

      GLASS

      METALLURGY

      ELECTROCHEMISTRY

IV THE CENTURY OF THE ELECTRON

  18. Radiochemistry I. Radioactivity and Atomic Structure

      SHORTCOMINGS OF THE DALTONIAN ATOM

      GAS DISCHARGE TUBES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

      RADIOACTIVITY

      THE STRUCTURAL ATOM

  19. Radiochemistry II. The Nuclear Age

      TRANSMUTATION

      ARTIFICIAL RADIOACTIVITY

      NUCLEAR FISSION

      NEPTUNIUM AND PLUTONIUM

      EXPLOITATION OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

      PROBLEMS OF NUCLEAR STRUCTURE

  20. Physical Chemistry II. Maturity

      CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS

      KINETICS

      CHEMICAL BONDING

      SOLUTION THEORY

      CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS)

      SPECTROSCOPY

      PHOTOCHEMISTRY

      COLLOID CHEMISTRY AND HIGH PO

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486642352
Author:
Ihde, Aaron J.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Chemistry -- History.
Subject:
Quâimica
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Chemistry
Series Volume:
units 17-18
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 2.1 lb

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From ancient Greek theory to the 20th century, this authoritative history shows how major chemists, their discoveries, and political, economic, and social developments transformed chemistry into modern science. An ideal supplementary text for high-school and college-level courses. 209 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Authoritative history of chemistry from ancient Greek theory to 20th-century innovation. Covers major chemists and their discoveries. 209 illus. 14 tables. Bibliographies. Indices. Appendices.

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