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One of the main everyday positive factors of any high-school chemistry lab is the Periodic desk of components. dependent, informative, worthwhile to any pupil within the lab - the Periodic desk well summarizes our clinical wisdom of the chemical components from hydrogen to uranium and past - atomic quantity, atomic weight, isotopes, and extra. yet how did scientists observe all of those positive aspects of the weather? How did the Periodic desk end up? And, much more primarily, how did the concept that of the chemical aspect come to dominate how scientists comprehend chemistry? This ebook indicates readers the solutions to those and different questions in regards to the clinical realizing of matter.

The Chemical Element, a quantity within the Greenwood courses to nice rules in Science, strains the heritage of this significantly strong suggestion from the traditional philosophers to the current day. the quantity covers: the belief of the weather held by means of Aristotle and the opposite historical Greek philosophers; how chinese language, Arabic and different historic civilizations thought of the weather; Mendeleyev and the production of the Periodic desk of components, the predictive strength of which helped within the discovery of dozens of latest parts; and the invention of the substitute components which are heavier than uranium

Jargon and arithmetic is stored to a minimal, and the volumes contains a timeline, a word list, and a bibliography, making The Chemical Element an incredible source for college kids discovering chemistry and the historical past and nature of the clinical figuring out of the area round us.

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