The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side

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9780199383344: The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side
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"I have not read as truly interesting book as this one in decades -- dip into it, open it on any page, and you are immediately drawn into a tale of human ambition, folly, and ...ingenuity. In this lovingly researched book you have the dead ends, the voyages of discovery whose end is certain shipwreck. In The Lost Elements, these failures speak to us. The byways recounted in this book turn into lovely meandering paths, leading to an understanding of how chemistry really works." --Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Professor Emeritus of Humane Letters, Cornell University"We all know the official elements, but the periodic table is haunted by ghosts as well--lost elements that made fleeting appearances and then almost disappeared from history. Almost. This delightful omnibus rescues those stories, and collects the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" of every chemist's favorite chart." --Sam Kean, author of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons and The Disappearing Spoon"The periodic table is the defining image of chemistry but it has a forgotten history of elements that never made it. These were discovered, debated and eventually discarded, but their tales are intriguing. Here is the inside story that recounts the darker side of chemistry and the bitter exchanges between eminent chemists that ensued. This is a unique and impressive work, well researched, and a pleasure to read -- but be prepared for some unsettling surprises." --John Emsley, author of Nature's Building Blocks

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Rarely has so much been written so authoritatively about things that do not exist. In their marvellous The Lost Elements, chemists Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa and Mary Virginia Orna detail the discovery of dozens of elements that turned out not to be ... staggeringly comprehensive, well researched book ( Theodore Gray, Nature)

Thank goodness these stories have been brought back to life. ( Peter Wothers, Times Higher Education Supplement)

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Fontani, Marco; Costa, Mariagrazia; Orna, Mary Virginia
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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 239 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists came to the conclusion that elements should be organized by their atomic weights. However, the atomic weights of various elements were calculated erroneously, and chemists also observed some anomalies in the properties of other elements. Over time, it became clear that the periodic table as currently comprised contained gaps, missing elements that had yet to be discovered. A rush to discover these missing pieces followed, and a seemingly endless amount of elemental discoveries were proclaimed and brought into laboratories. It wasn t until the discovery of the atomic number in 1913 that chemists were able to begin making sense of what did and what did not belong on the periodic table, but even then, the discovery of radioactivity convoluted the definition of an element further. Throughout its formation, the periodic table has seen false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and dead ends; in fact, there have been more elemental discoveries that have proven false than there are current elements on the table. The Lost Elements: The Shadow Side of Discovery collects the most notable of these instances, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. The book tells the story of how scientists have come to understand elements, by discussing the failed theories and false discoveries that shaped the path of scientific progress. Chapters range from early chemists stubborn refusal to disregard alchemy as legitimate practice, to the effects of the atomic number on discovery, to the switch in influence from chemists to physicists, as elements began to be artificially created in the twentieth century. Along the way, Fontani, Costa, and Orna introduce us to the key figures in the development of the periodic table as we know it. And we learn, in the end, that this development was shaped by errors and gaffs as much as by correct assumptions and scientific conclusions. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780199383344

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 239 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists came to the conclusion that elements should be organized by their atomic weights. However, the atomic weights of various elements were calculated erroneously, and chemists also observed some anomalies in the properties of other elements. Over time, it became clear that the periodic table as currently comprised contained gaps, missing elements that had yet to be discovered. A rush to discover these missing pieces followed, and a seemingly endless amount of elemental discoveries were proclaimed and brought into laboratories. It wasn t until the discovery of the atomic number in 1913 that chemists were able to begin making sense of what did and what did not belong on the periodic table, but even then, the discovery of radioactivity convoluted the definition of an element further. Throughout its formation, the periodic table has seen false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and dead ends; in fact, there have been more elemental discoveries that have proven false than there are current elements on the table. The Lost Elements: The Shadow Side of Discovery collects the most notable of these instances, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. The book tells the story of how scientists have come to understand elements, by discussing the failed theories and false discoveries that shaped the path of scientific progress. Chapters range from early chemists stubborn refusal to disregard alchemy as legitimate practice, to the effects of the atomic number on discovery, to the switch in influence from chemists to physicists, as elements began to be artificially created in the twentieth century. Along the way, Fontani, Costa, and Orna introduce us to the key figures in the development of the periodic table as we know it. And we learn, in the end, that this development was shaped by errors and gaffs as much as by correct assumptions and scientific conclusions. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780199383344

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