Chemical Substitution

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


We [89] have just seen how chemists brought a confused and indefinable notion, the notion of chemical analogy, into correspondence with a representation of a mathematical clarity, the chemical formula or, to speak more precisely, the crude chemical formula.


Copper Sulphate Silver Nitrate Atomic Weight Zinc Sulphate Copper Nitrate 
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  1. 1.
    qui se sentent, mais ne se concluent pas.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    We continue to employ the word equivalent in the sense of what is today called atomic weight or atom The advantage of this substitution will soon be seen.Google Scholar

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  • Pierre Duhem

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