Simple Substances

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


The [49] antiphlogiston revolution accomplished by Lavoisier is the starting point for the discoveries which constitute modern chemistry. The discoveries seem to have had as their principal effect and, according to most chemists, as their true object, the triumph, in completeness and precision, of the atomic notion of a mixt.


Chemical Combination True Object Simple Substance Principal Effect Considerable Weight 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

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  • Pierre Duhem

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