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birthday of Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) deals with the origins, life, education, ideas and influence of one of the great 19
centurychemists. The principal characteristics of his “Giessen model of teaching research in chemistry” are presented, as well as the roleplayed by many of his students in the evolution of chemicalExpand
The Brazilian contribution of Alcindo Flores Cabral to the periodic classification
This paper presents the contributions of Alcindo Flores Cabral (1907–1982), professor of Chemistry at the Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel, nowadays part of the Universidade Federal de Pelotas,Expand
Almost a Discovery – Henri Gorceix, the Mining School of Ouro Preto, the Monazite Sand of Bahia and the Chemistry of Didymium
The chemical history of the supposed element didymium may well be characterised as a case of collecting empirical data in a period of “normal” science. But this element’s history also reveals littleExpand
The Periodic Table and its Iconicity: an Essay
In this essay, we aim to provide an overview of the periodic table’s origins and history, and of the elements which conspired to make it chemistry’s most recognisable icon. We pay attention toExpand