Foundations of Chemistry

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 157–170 | Cite as

Technochemistry: One of the chemists’ ways of knowing

  • José Antonio ChamizoEmail author


In this article, from the characterization of technoscience of the English historian J. Pickstone and the recognition of the importance of models and modelling in research and teaching of chemistry, the term technochemistry is introduced as a way of chemical knowledge. With the above new possibilities, rethinking the chemistry curriculum is opened.


Material Model Chemical Education Chemical Knowledge Linear Free Energy Relationship Synthetic Biologist 
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To some of my Ibero-American friends for the helpful discussions of the main ideas in this paper: Andoni Garritz, Mercè Izquierdo, Rafael Moreno, Marcos Pinto and Vicente Talanquer.


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  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryNational Autonomous University of MexicoMexico CityMexico

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