The Chemical History of Color

  • Mary Virginia Orna

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry book sub series (BRIESFHISTCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mary Virginia Orna
    Pages 11-28
  3. Mary Virginia Orna
    Pages 29-46
  4. Mary Virginia Orna
    Pages 47-78
  5. Mary Virginia Orna
    Pages 79-92
  6. Mary Virginia Orna
    Pages 111-128
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-153

About this book


In this brief, Mary Virginia Orna details the history of color from the chemical point of view. Beginning with the first recorded uses of color and ending in the development of our modern chemical industry, this rich yet concise exposition shows us how color pervades every aspect of our lives. Our consciousness, our perceptions, our useful appliances and tools, our playthings, our entertainment, our health, and our diagnostic apparatus – all involve color and are based in no small part on chemistry.


Color Chemistry Color and Society Color in Antiquity Color in Chemical Industry Color of Hydrogen Spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Virginia Orna
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of ChemistryThe College of New RochelleNew RochelleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32641-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32642-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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