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Antoine Lavoisier : Or, The Sources of His Quantitative Method in Chemistry

By: Holmes, Frederic Lawrence.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (0 p.).ISBN: 9781400864652.Subject(s): Chemistry -- France -- History -- 18th century | Chemists -- France -- Biography | Creative ability in science | Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, -- 1743-1794Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Antoine Lavoisier: The Next Crucial YearDDC classification: 540.92 LOC classification: QD22.L4 -- H65 1998ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Holmes's title deliberately echoes that of Henry Guerlac's Lavoisier--The Crucial Year: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772 (1961). Holmes examines in great detail Lavoisier's laboratory notebooks for the following year, 1773, and makes a convincing argument for this being the period in which Lavoisier firmly established his quantitative approach to reaction chemistry. The volume gives a very real sense of the problems facing an experimental chemist at the end of the 18th century. The subject may seem a narrow one, but Holmes's broad view sheds much light on the period often called the Chemical Revolution, a revolution initiated by Lavoisier. Full bibliography and notes. Strongly recommended. Graduate students and faculty in the history of science. H. Goldwhite; California State University, Los Angeles

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