The Chemical Atom

  • John Hudson


The idea that all matter is composed of minute atoms had first been suggested in ancient Greece, and Boyle had employed the concept of atomism in his mechanical philosophy. But atomism had as yet had little success in explaining the phenomena of chemistry. It was difficult to see how these minute particles, which were supposed to be the universal building blocks of nature, could provide an explanation for the chemical properties of the huge number of different materials known, a number that was continually increasing.


Atomic Weight Chemical Atomic Theory Gaseous Element Half Molecule Basic Copper Carbonate 
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© John Hudson 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hudson
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  1. 1.Anglia Polytechnic UniversityCambridgeUK

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