The Discovery of Potassium and Sodium, and the Problem of the Chemical Elements

@article{Siegfried1963TheDO,
  title={The Discovery of Potassium and Sodium, and the Problem of the Chemical Elements},
  author={R. Siegfried},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1963},
  volume={54},
  pages={247 - 258}
}
THE publication of Lavoisier's Traite Elementaire de Chimie in 1789 marks a convenient date for the beginning of the modern era of chemistry.1 Lavoisier began this work as an elaboration of an earlier expressed need for a new chemical nomenclature, but in the writing discovered " the impossibility of isolating the Nomenclature from the science and the science from the Nomenclature." 2 Meanwhile the systematic Methode de Nomenclature Chimique 3 had appeared in 1787, and its principles were… Expand
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