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The Notion of a Mixt in the Seventeenth Century

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We [17] follow the fortunes of these two opinions through the course of the history of chemistry.

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Duhem, P. (2002). The Notion of a Mixt in the Seventeenth Century. In: Mixture and Chemical Combination. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol 223. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2292-6_2

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