Foundations of Chemistry

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 303–309 | Cite as

The atom in a molecule as a mereological construct in chemistry

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Abstract

In this paper I discuss some consequences and manifestations of a mereology of structured wholes in chemistry, with particular reference to the concept of atoms in molecules.

Keywords

Atoms in molecules Mereology Process structural realism Quantum statistics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryShiv Nadar UniversityDadriIndia

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