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Synthese

, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 267–272 | Cite as

The Pauli exclusion principle and the foundations of chemistry

  • Peter Joseph Hall
The Philosophy Of Chemistry

Abstract

Despite its importance to Chemistry, the Pauli Exclusion Principle appears as a rather ad hoc addition to quantum mechanics. In this paper a description of its origin is given together with a critical discussion of its use and significance in Chemistry and Quantum Physics.

Keywords

Quantum Mechanic Critical Discussion Exclusion Principle Pauli Exclusion Principle 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Joseph Hall
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Newcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle-upon-TyneGreat Britain

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