The periodic table and a missed Nobel Prize / Ulf Lagerkvist ; edited by Erling Norrby.

In a relatively brief but masterful recounting, Professor Ulf Lagerkvist traces the origins and seminal developments in the field of chemistry, highlighting the discoveries and personalities of the individuals who transformed the ancient myths of the Greeks, the musings of the alchemists, the mystiq...

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Main Author: Lagerkvist, Ulf.
Other Authors: Norrby, Erling.
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Language:English
Published:Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2012.
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245 1 4 |a The periodic table and a missed Nobel Prize /  |c Ulf Lagerkvist ; edited by Erling Norrby. 
260 |a Singapore ;  |a Hackensack, NJ :  |b World Scientific,  |c ©2012. 
300 |a 1 online resource (xii, 122 pages) :  |b illustrations 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116) and index. 
520 |a In a relatively brief but masterful recounting, Professor Ulf Lagerkvist traces the origins and seminal developments in the field of chemistry, highlighting the discoveries and personalities of the individuals who transformed the ancient myths of the Greeks, the musings of the alchemists, the mystique of phlogiston into the realities and the laws governing the properties and behavior of the elements; in short, how chemistry became a true science. A centerpiece of this historical journey was the triumph by Dmitri Mendeleev who conceived the Periodic Law of the Elements, the relation between the properties of the elements and their atomic weights but more precisely their atomic number. Aside from providing order to the elements known at the time, the law predicted the existence and atomic order of elements not then known but were discovered soon after. An underlying but explicit intent of Lagerkist's survey is to address what he believes was a gross injustice in denying Mendeleev the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1905 and again in 1906. Delving into the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' detailed records concerning the nominations, Lagerkvist reveals the judging criteria and the often heated and prejudicial arguments favoring and demeaning the contributions of the competing contenders of those years. Lagerkvist, who was a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and has participated in judging nominations for the chemistry prize, concludes "It is in the nature of the Nobel Prize that there will always be a number candidates who obviously deserve to be rewarded but never get the accolade"--Mendeleev was one of those. 
588 0 |a Print version record. 
505 0 |a Foreword; Preface; Elements, Atoms and Molecules; Atoms as a Philosophical Concept; The Cardinal and the Heretic Monk; The Dawn of Chemistry; Atoms and Corpuscles; An Unlikely Career; A Chemical Revolution; An Atomic Theory in the Romantic Era; Proportions in Chemistry; A Self-taught Quaker Scientist; Atomic Weights and Chemical Symbols; Gases and the Concept of the Molecule; Important Results of a Congress; Atomic Weights and Their Relation to Chemical Properties of Elements; The Road from Tobolsk to St. Petersburg. 
505 8 |a From the Physiology of Blood Gases to the Mass of Atoms and MoleculesCompeting for Recognition; Unexpected Support for the Periodic Law; Straightening Out Some Irregularities; Life After the Periodic Law; The Elusive Nobel Prize; The Birth of An Academy; The King of Flowers; The Advent of Chemistry in Sweden; Metallurgy and Spas; The First Professor of Chemistry; Two Outstanding Chemists in the Era of Neoclassicism; Berzelius Takes Charge; International Contacts; Of Minerals and Catalysis; An Unexpected Responsibility; Ventures Into the Arctic; The Advent of Ions; Alfred Nobel and His Prizes. 
505 8 |a An Electric Oven or the Periodic LawBibliography; Index. 
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650 0 |a Nobel Prizes  |x History. 
650 0 |a Chemistry  |x History. 
650 0 |a Periodic table of the elements. 
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