The Romance of Modern Chemistry

James C. PHILIP (1873 - 1941)

A fascinating look back at the state of the art of chemistry 100 years ago, this book by James C. Philip, PhD, an assistant professor of chemistry at The Imperial College of Science and Technology, Kensington, provides a "description in non-technical language of the diverse and wonderful way which chemical forces are at work, and their manifold application in modern life" in 1910. Professor Philip relates many of the key chemical discoveries of early academic researchers in the context of the practical uses to which these discoveries were applied in the early 20th century. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface J. M. Smallheer
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Play 01 The Dawn of Chemistry J. M. Smallheer
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Play 02 Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone J. M. Smallheer
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Play 03 Nature's Building Material J. M. Smallheer
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Play 04 Invisible Substances, and How We Know of Their Existence J. M. Smallheer
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Play 05 Elements with a Double Identity J. M. Smallheer
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Play 06 Metals, Common and Uncommon J. M. Smallheer
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Play 07 Where Two Metals are Better than One J. M. Smallheer
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Play 08 Acids and Alkalis J. M. Smallheer
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Play 09 Natural Waters, and What They May Contain J. M. Smallheer
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Play 10 Chemical Changes which Produce Light and Heat J. M. Smallheer
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Play 11 How Fire is Made J. M. Smallheer
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Play 12 Nature's Stores of Fuels J. M. Smallheer
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Play 13 More About Fuel J. M. Smallheer
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Play 14 Flame: What is It? J. M. Smallheer
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Play 15 Explosions and Explosives J. M. Smallheer
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Play 16 Below Zero J. M. Smallheer
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Play 17 Chemistry at High Temperatures J. M. Smallheer
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Play 18 Chemistry of the Stars J. M. Smallheer
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Play 19 Chemistry of Agriculture J. M. Smallheer
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Play 20 Sugar and Starch J. M. Smallheer
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Play 21 Fats and Oils J. M. Smallheer
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Play 22 How Man Competes with Nature J. M. Smallheer
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Play 23 The Adulteration of Food J. M. Smallheer
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Play 24 The Value of the By-product J. M. Smallheer
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Play 25 Valuable Substances from Unlikely Sources J. M. Smallheer
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Play 26 Chemistry and Electricity J. M. Smallheer
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Play 27 Some Interesting Facts about Solutions J. M. Smallheer
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Play 28 From Solutions to Crystals J. M. Smallheer
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Play 29 Great Effects from Small Causes J. M. Smallheer
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Play 30 How Trifling Observations Lead to Great Discoveries J. M. Smallheer
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