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A New System of Chemical Philosophy

A New System of Chemical Philosophy
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  • Date Published: November 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108019699

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  • The renowned English chemist and meteorologist John Dalton (1766–1844) published A New System of Chemical Philosophy in two volumes, between 1808 and 1827. Dalton's discovery of the importance of the relative weight and structure of particles of a compound for explaining chemical reactions transformed atomic theory and laid the basis for much of what is modern chemistry. Volume 1, published 1808–1810, introduces Dalton's atomic theory and includes the results he obtained for the weights and structures of twelve groups of compounds. Volume 2, 1827, contains sections examining the weights and structures of two-element compounds for five different compound groups along with various notes and tables. Dalton's work is a monument of nineteenth-century chemistry. It will continue to be read and enjoyed by anybody interested in the history and development of science.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108019699
    • length: 964 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I
    Section 1. On Heat or Caloric:
    1. On temperature, and the instruments for measuring it
    2. On expansion by heat
    3. On the specific heat of bodies
    4. On the theory of the specific heat of elastic fluids
    5. On the quantity of heat evolved by combustion, etc.
    6. On the natural zero of temperature, or absolute privation of heat
    7. On the motion and communication of heat, arising from inequality of temperature
    8. On the temperature of the atmosphere
    9. On the phenomena of the congelation of water
    Section 2. On the Constitution of Bodies:
    1. On the constitution of pure elastic fluids
    2. On the constitution of mixed elastic fluids
    3. On the constitution of liquids, and the mechanical relations betwixt liquids and elastic fluids
    4. On the constitution of solids
    Section 3. On Chemical Synthesis: Part II
    Section 4. On Elementary Principles:
    1. On oxygen
    2. On hydrogen
    3. On azote or nitrogene
    4. On carbone or charcoal
    5. On sulphur
    6. On phosphorus
    7. On the metals
    Section 5. Compounds of Two Elements:
    1. oxygen with hydrogen
    2. Oxygen with azote
    3. Oxygen with carbone
    4. Oxygen with sulphur
    5. Oxygen with phosphorus
    6. Hydrogen with azote
    7. Hydrogen with carbone
    8. Hydrogen with sulphur
    9. Hydrogen with phosphorus
    10. Carbone with sulphur, with phosphorus, and sulphur with phosphorus
    11. Fixed alkalies
    12. Earths. Volume 2: Part I
    Section 5. Compounds of Two Elements (Continued):
    13. Metallic oxides
    14. Earthy, alkaline, and metallic sulphurets
    15. Earthy, alkaline, and metallic phosphurets
    16. Carburets
    17. Metallic alloys

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    John Dalton

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