Mendeleev to Oganesson: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Periodic Table

ISBN : 9780190668532

Eric Scerri; Guillermo Restrepo
400 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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An edited volume featuring chapters on multidisciplinary aspects of the Periodic Table, particularly focusing on the history and philosophy of chemistry


Preface; 1. Heavy, Superheavy...Quo Vadis?; 2. Nuclear Lattice Model and the Electronic Configuration of the Chemical Elements; 3. Amateurs and Professionals in Chemistry: The Case of the Periodic System; 4. The Periodic System: A Mathematical Approach; 5. The Chemical Mechanics of the Periodic Table; 6. The Grand Periodic Function; 7. What Elements Belong in Group 3 of the Periodic Table?; 8. The Periodic Table Retrieved from Density Functional Theory Based Concepts: The Electron Density, the Shape Function and the Linear Response Function; 9. Resemioticization of Periodicity: A Social Semiotic Perspective; 10. Organizing the Transition Metals; 11. The Earth Scientist's Periodic Table of the Elements and Their Ions: A New Periodic Table Founded on Non-Traditional Concepts; 12. The Origin of Mendeleev's Discovery of the Periodic System; 13. Richard Abegg and the Periodic Table; 14. The Chemist as Philosopher: D. I. Mendeleev's The Unit and Worldview; 15. The Philosophical Importance of the Periodic Table

About the author: 

Eric Scerri is a full-time lecturer at UCLA. He is the author of numerous OUP books including A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science (2016) and The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2012).; Guillermo Restrepo is a visiting professor in the Bioinformatics Group at Leipzig University.

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