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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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Lagerkvist, Ulf.
Other Authors: Norrby, Erling.
Format: eBook
Published:Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2012.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An Electric Oven or the Periodic LawBibliography; Index.