Berthollet's Essai de statique chimique and Acidity

@article{Grand1976BertholletsED,
  title={Berthollet's Essai de statique chimique and Acidity},
  author={H. E. Le Grand},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1976},
  volume={67},
  pages={229 - 238}
}
C LAUDE-LOUIS BERTHOLLET'S CHEMICAL VIEWS changed gradually from the chemistry-by-principles approach, as exemplified by the phlogiston theory and the oxygen theory of acidity, to a mechanistic system which reached its fullest development in his Essai de statique chimique of 1803. Acidity was the battleground, so to speak, of these two fundamentally different methods of rationalizing chemical phenomena, for in a partial but significant way Berthollet's criticism of Lavoisier's acid theory 1… Expand

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Kapoor presents an excellent study of the Proust - Berthollet controversy in his article " Berthollet , Proust , and Proportions