Chemical Mechanics: First Attempts

  • Pierre Duhem
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 223)


The [149] tableau of modern chemistry that we have so far traced is incomplete. Some thirty years ago a new branch cropped up. To grow, it was obliged to come out of the old moulds where, for three centuries, the doctrines of chemistry have run, cracking the thick crust of atomic, Cartesian and Newtonian hypotheses. Today, having achieved its complete development, it looks like a descendent of the old peripatetic stock, made younger and enlivened with a new vigour. This vigorous and abstruse subject is Chemical Mechanics.


Sulphuric Acid Chemical Equilibrium Mechanical Theory Maximum Work Thick Crust 
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