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Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistry
Title:
Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistry
Author:
Holmes, Frederic Lawrence.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxi, 415 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Archaeology of chemistry / Alchemy, assaying, and experiment / Apparatus and reproducibility in alchemy / "Slippery substances" : some practical and conceptual problems in the understanding of gases in the pre-Lavoisier era / Measuring gases and measuring goodness / Evolution of Lavoisier's chemical apparatus / "Fit instruments" : thermometers in eighteenth-century chemistry / Platinum and ground glass : some innovations in chemical apparatus by Guyton de Morveau and others / Multiple combining proportions : the experimental evidence / Organic analysis in comparative perspective : Liebig, Dumas, and Berzelius, 1811-1837 / Chemical techniques in a preelectronic age : the remarkable apparatus of Edward Frankland / Bridging chemistry and physics in the experimental study of gunpowder / Laboratory practice and the physical chemistry of Michael Polanyi
ISBN:
9780262082822
Format :
Book