A New Science: Physical Chemistry

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


“You will probably,” some readers will say to me, “be speaking about two old sciences, chemistry and physics—two sciences whose official programmes are coupled to one another, as history and geography are coupled together, in virtue of a kind of prosody and because such combinations of words please the ear; two sciences which parsimonious budgets confide to one and the same school teacher or to the same baccalaureate examiner; but two sciences whose disparity becomes all the more striking the more they are brought together.


Chemical Equilibrium Mineral Chemistry Calcium Carbide Horse Power Chemical Mechanic 
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  1. 8.
    I owe this information to Professor Ostwald, for which I thank him. Professor Ostwald has published a detailed description of this laboratory under the following title: Das physikalisch-chemische Institut der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, 1898.Google Scholar
  2. 12.
    Haller, “Science et Industrie” Bulletin de la Société industrielle de l’Est, année 1897, 2nd. fascicule. The reader will find a lot of statistics and valuable information in this essay and in the following writings by the same author; “L’Industrie chimique; l’Enseignement chimique et les Universités” Revue générale des Sciences, t. VIII, p. 226, 1897. — L’Enseignement pratique de la chimie dans nos Universités, Paris, Masson et C°, 1898.Google Scholar
  3. 13.
    See A. Buisine, “Revue des perfectionnements récents apportés à la fabrication des grands produits chimiques” Bulletin de la Société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale, janvier 1896.Google Scholar

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