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  1. F. Michael Akeroyd (2003). Prediction and the Periodic Table: A Response to Scerri and Worrall. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 34 (2):337-355.
    In a lengthy article E. Scerri and J. Worrall (2001) put forward the case for a novel ‘accommodationist’ version of the events surrounding the development of Mendeleef's Periodic Table 1869–1899. However these authors lay undue stress on the fact that President of the Royal Society of London Spottiswoode made absolutely no mention of Mendeleef's famous predictions in the Davy Medal eulogy in 1883 and undue stress on the fact that Cleve's classic 1879 Scandium paper contained an acknowledgement of Mendeleef's prior (...)
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  2. Michael Akeroyd (2010). The Philosophical Significance of Mendeleev's Successful Predictions of the Properties of Gallium and Scandium. Foundations of Chemistry 12 (2):117-122.
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  3. Michael Akeroyd (2003). Predictions, Retrodictions and the Periodic Table. Foundations of Chemistry 5 (1):85-88.
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  4. Santiago Alvarez, Joaquim Sales & Miquel Seco (2008). On Books and Chemical Elements. Foundations of Chemistry 10 (2):79-100.
    The history of the classification of chemical elements is reviewed from the point of view of a bibliophile. The influence that relevant books had on the development of the periodic table and, conversely, how it was incorporated into textbooks, treatises and literary works, with an emphasis on the Spanish bibliography are analyzed in this paper. The reader will also find unexpected connections of the periodic table with the Bible or the architect Buckminster Fuller.
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  5. Lawrence Badash (1979). The Suicidal Success of Radiochemistry. British Journal for the History of Science 12 (3):245-256.
    In his presidential address to the chemistry section of the British Association in 1907, Arthur Smithells pointed to work in radioactivity with wonder, calling it the ‘chemistry of phantoms’. Indeed, the transitory nature of the radioelements, coupled with the exceedingly small quantities commonly handled, made many a traditional chemist hesitant to accept these unusual substances as real elements worthy of insertion into the periodic table. Besides, there were too many of them: by 1913 over thirty radioelements were known, but there (...)
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  6. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (1986). Mendeleev's Periodic System of Chemical Elements. British Journal for the History of Science 19 (1):3-17.
    Between 1869 and 1871, D. I. Mendeleev, a teacher at the University at St Petersburg published a textbook of general chemistry intended for his students. The title, Principles of Chemistry was typical for the time: it meant that chemistry was no longer an inquiry on the ultimate principles of matter but had become a science firmly established on a few principles derived from experiment.
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  7. Blair G. Bradshaw (2003). Artistic Contribution: An Interpretation of Elements. Hyle 9 (S1):1.
  8. Nathan M. Brooks (2002). Developing the Periodic Law: Mendeleev's Work During 1869–1871. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 4 (2):127-147.
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  9. Stephen G. Brush (2007). Predictivism and the Periodic Table. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):256-259.
    This is a comment on the paper by Barnes and the responses from Scerri and Worrall , debating the thesis that a fact successfully predicted by a theory is stronger evidence than a similar fact known before the prediction was made. Since Barnes and Scerri both use evidence presented in my paper on Mendeleev’s periodic law to support their views, I reiterate my own position on predictivism. I do not argue for or against predictivism in the normative sense that philosophers (...)
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  10. Ralph M. Cahn (2002). Book: Philosophische Und Historische Aspekte des Periodensystems der Chemischen Elemente (HYLE Studies in History and Philosophy of Chemistry, No. 1). Hyle 8 (S1):1 - 100.
    In this book Ralph Cahn analyzes the logical structure of the periodic system of chemical elements and discusses the differences and similarities between various tables advanced by 19th-century chemists. After a survey of the historical and philosophical literature, the author suggests a more general and philosophically informed approach that allows for a critical epistemological history of the periodic system including its precursors. He argues that the periodic system is essentially a constitutional scheme consisting of relations, and discusses which combinations of (...)
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  11. Wei Cai, Vasily Bulatob, Jinpeng Chang, Ju Li & Sidney Yip (2003). Periodic Image Effects in Dislocation Modelling. Philosophical Magazine 83 (5):539-567.
    The use of periodic boundary conditions for modelling crystal dislocations is predicated on one's ability to handle the inevitable image effects. This communication deals with an often overlooked mathematical subtlety involved in dealing with the periodic dislocation arrays, that is conditional convergence of the lattice sums of image fields. By analysing the origin of conditional convergence and the numerical artefacts associated with it, we establish a mathematically consistent and numerically efficient procedure for regularization of the lattice sums and the corresponding (...)
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  12. Jiang Chun-Xuan (1998). On the Limit for the Periodic Table of the Elements. Apeiron 5 (1-2):21.
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  13. Raul Corazzon, Rss Feed Table of Contemporary Ontologists.
    "1. A science or study of being: specifically, a branch of metaphysics relating to the nature and relations of being; a particular system according to which problems of the nature of being are investigated; first philosophy. 2. a theory concerning the kinds of entities and specifically the kinds of abstract entities that are to be admitted to a language system.".
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  14. Joseph D. Sneed, Wolfgang Balzer & C.-U. Moulines (eds.) (2000). Structuralist Knowledge Representation: Paradigmatic Examples. Rodopi.
  15. M. DÖblinger, R. Wittmann, D. Gerthsen & B. Grushko (2003). Intermediate Stages of a Transformation Between a Quasicrystal and an Approximant Including Nanodomain Structures in the Al-Ni-Co System. Philosophical Magazine 83 (9):1059-1074.
    Transition states between decagonal quasicrystal and periodic approximants are studied in the Al-Ni-Co system at a measured composition of Al 71.3 Ni 11.3 Co 17.4 by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. The nanodomain structures appearing after annealing at 1270 K show periodic fluctuations coherently embedded in domains with the coarse order of a one-dimensional quasicrystal. Further annealing at lower temperatures changes the features of nanodomain structures and results in an increase in more periodic structures. These can be strongly (...)
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  16. R. E. & J. Worrall (2001). Prediction and the Periodic Table. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (3):407-452.
    The debate about the relative epistemic weights carried in favour of a theory by predictions of new phenomena as opposed to accommodations of already known phenomena has a long history. We readdress the issue through a detailed re-examination of a particular historical case that has often been discussed in connection with it-that of Mendeleev and the prediction by his periodic law of the three 'new' elements, gallium, scandium and germanium. We find little support for the standard story that these predictive (...)
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  17. Sibel Erduran (2007). Breaking the Law: Promoting Domain-Specificity in Chemical Education in the Context of Arguing About the Periodic Law. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 9 (3):247-263.
    In this paper, domain-specificity is presented as an understudied problem in chemical education. This argument is unpacked by drawing from two bodies of literature: learning of science and epistemology of science, both themes that have cognitive as well as philosophical undertones. The wider context is students’ engagement in scientific inquiry, an important goal for science education and one that has not been well executed in everyday classrooms. The focus on science learning illustrates the role of domain specificity in scientific reasoning. (...)
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  18. Bretislav Friedrich (2004). ... Hasn't It? A Commentary on Eric Scerri's Paper ``has Quantum Mechanics Explained the Periodic Table?''. Foundations of Chemistry 6 (1):117-132.
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  19. Erich Füllgrabe (2003). Artistic Contribution: The Latin Periodic System of Typographic Elements. Hyle 9 (S1):3.
  20. Etienne-François Geoffroy (1996). Table of the Different Relations Observed in Chemistry Between Different Substances 27 August 1718. Science in Context 9 (3).
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  21. Carmen Giunta (2005). Book Review:Michael D. Gordin: A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Basic Books, New York, 2004, 364 + XX Pp., ISBN 0-465-02775-X, $30book Review. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 7 (3):315-319.
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  22. Carmen J. Giunta (2001). Argon and the Periodic System: The Piece That Would Not Fit. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 3 (2):105-128.
    The discovery of the noble gases and their incorporation into the periodic system are examined in this paper. A chronology of experimental reports on argon and helium and the properties relevant to their nature and position in the periodic system is presented. Proposals on the nature of argon and helium that appeared in the aftermath of their discovery are examined in light of the various empirical and theoretical considerations that supported and contradicted them. ``The piece that would not fit'' refers (...)
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  23. W. P. Griffith (2010). The Group VIII Platinum-Group Metals and the Periodic Table. Foundations of Chemistry 12 (1):17-25.
    The six platinum group metals (pgms: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum) posed a number of problems for 19th-century chemists, including Mendeleev, for their Periodic classification. This account discusses the discovery of the pgms, the determination of their atomic weights and their classification.
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  24. Gianluca M. Guidi, Jose Halloy & Albert Goldbeter (1995). Chaos Suppression by Periodic Forcing: Insights From Dictyostelium Cells, From a Multiply Regulated Biochemical System, and From the Lorenz Model. In R. J. Russell, N. Murphy & A. R. Peacocke (eds.), Chaos and Complexity. Vatican Observatory Publications. 135.
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  25. Fathi Habashi (2010). Metals: Typical and Less Typical, Transition and Inner Transition. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 12 (1):31-39.
    While most chemists agree on what is a metal and what is a non-metal there is a disagreement with respect to what is a metalloid and what is a transition metal. It is believed that this problem can be solved if two new terms are adopted: typical and less typical metals. These new terms will also help reconcile the European Periodic Table versus the North American regarding numbering of groups as well as the IUPAC numbering which could be as well (...)
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  26. Richard D. Harcourt (1999). The Atomic Shell-Structure Formula 2n. Foundations of Chemistry 1 (3):293-294.
  27. Raymundo Hernández & Octavio Novaro (2014). The First Metals in Mendeleiev’s Table: Part II. A New Argument Against the Placement of Hydrogen Atop the Alkali Metal Column. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 16 (3):177-180.
    Every so often an experiment trying to give reliable evidence for a metallic hydrogen solid is reported. Such evidence is, however, not too convincing. As Eric Scerri has recently reiterated, “the jury is still out on that issue” . This search stems from the common spectroscopy shared by the hydrogen atom and all the alkali metal atoms, and perhaps is guided by a desire to place hydrogen atop the alkali metals, in Mendeleiev’s Table, reinforced by the fact pointed out by (...)
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  28. Hinne Hettema (2012). Reducing Chemistry to Physics: Limits, Models, Consequences. Createspace.
    Chemistry and physics are two sciences that are hard to connect. Yet there is significant overlap in their aims, methods, and theoretical approaches. In this book, the reduction of chemistry to physics is defended from the viewpoint of a naturalised Nagelian reduction, which is based on a close reading of Nagel's original text. This naturalised notion of reduction is capable of characterising the inter-theory relationships between theories of chemistry and theories of physics. The reconsideration of reduction also leads to a (...)
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  29. Hinne Hettema (1988). Mendeleev's Periodic Table: Some Remarks on its Reduction. In Proceedings of the 13 Th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Hpt. 210-213.
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  30. Hinne Hettema (1988). Proceedings of the 13 Th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Hpt.
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  31. Hinne Hettema & Theo A. F. Kuipers (1988). The Periodic Table — its Formalization, Status, and Relation to Atomic Theory. Erkenntnis 28 (3):387-408.
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  32. Harry C. Jones (1902). The Elements of Physical Chemistry. The Monist 12:632.
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  33. Masanori Kaji (2007). Book Review: Eric R. Scerri: "The Periodic Table". [REVIEW] Hyle 13 (2):119 - 121.
  34. Masanori Kaji (2003). Mendeleev's Discovery of the Periodic Law: The Origin and the Reception. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 5 (3):189-214.
  35. Nashid Kamal, Unnati R. Saha, Mehrab Ali Khan & Radheshyam Bairagi (2007). Use of Periodic Abstinence in Bangladesh: Do They Really Understand? Journal of Biosocial Science 39 (1):27.
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  36. Nashid Kamal, Unnati R. Saha, Mehrab Ali Khan & Radheshyam Bairagi (2007). Use of Periodic Abstinence in Bangladesh: Do They Really Understand? Journal of Biosocial Science 39 (1):27.
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  37. Maurice R. Kibler (2007). From the Mendeleev Periodic Table to Particle Physics and Back to the Periodic Table. Foundations of Chemistry 9 (3):221-234.
    We briefly describe in this paper the passage from Mendeleev’s chemistry (1869) to atomic physics (in the 1900’s), nuclear physics (in 1932) and particle physics (from 1953 to 2006). We show how the consideration of symmetries, largely used in physics since the end of the 1920’s, gave rise to a new format of the periodic table in the 1970’s. More specifically, this paper is concerned with the application of the group SO(4,2)⊗SU(2) to the periodic table of chemical elements. It is (...)
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  38. R. B. King & D. H. Rouvray (2006). Response of D. H. Rouvray and R. B. King, Editors of the Book “the Periodic Table: Into the 21st Century”. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 8 (3):305-306.
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  39. Helge Kragh (2014). Chemical Elements, Discoveries, and Disputes. Metascience 23 (2):373-375.
    Among the subjects that attract historians of chemistry and philosophers of chemistry alike are the chemical elements and their classification within the periodic system. In 2007, Eric Scerri, a distinguished philosopher of the chemical sciences, published The Periodic Table (Oxford University Press), a comprehensive and critical account of the subject. He describes the present work as “a follow-up book,” and a few of the chapters are indeed condensed versions of chapters appearing in the 2007 book. Nonetheless, A Tale of 7 (...)
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  40. Helge Kragh (2001). The First Subatomic Explanations of the Periodic System. Foundations of Chemistry 3 (2):129-143.
    Attempts to explain the periodic system as a manifestation of regularities in the structure of the atoms of the elements are as old as the system itself. The paper analyses some of the most important of these attempts, in particular such works that are historically connected with the recognition of the electron as a fundamental building block of all matter. The history of the periodic system, the discovery of the electron, and ideas of early atomic structure are closely interwoven and (...)
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  41. Theo A. F. Kuipers & Hinne Hettema (1988). The Periodic Table - its Formalization, Status, and Relation to Atomic Theory. Erkenntnis 28 (3):387-408.
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  42. J. H. Kultgen (1958). Philosophic Conceptions in Mendeleev's Principles of Chemistry. Philosophy of Science 25 (3):177-183.
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  43. Paul Kunitzsch (2000). A Note on Ascelinus' Table of Astrolabe Stars. Annals of Science 57 (2):181-185.
    The treatise on the construction of the astrolabe of Ascelinus of Augsburg, edited by C. Burnett in Annals of Science, 55 , 343 ff., contains, in two of the six known manuscripts, a table of 27 stars. This star table belongs to 'type III ' in the tables edited by P. Kunitzsch in 1966. Here it is shown that now, after several decades of more research and edition of texts, a more detailed classification of the star table of 'type III' (...)
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  44. M. J. Laing (2010). The Question Mark at Uranium. Foundations of Chemistry 12 (1):27-30.
    Being excerpts from pages 187, 203, 204, 207, 208, 209, 210 and 211 of Uncle Tungsten , extracted by Michael Laing with the consent of the author, Professor Oliver Sacks, and Picador Publishers.
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  45. Michael Laing (2011). Sam Kean: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 13 (1):77-77.
    Sam Kean: The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements Content Type Journal Article Pages 77-77 DOI 10.1007/s10698-010-9101-x Authors Michael Laing, School of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 4041 South Africa Journal Foundations of Chemistry Online ISSN 1572-8463 Print ISSN 1386-4238 Journal Volume Volume 13 Journal Issue Volume 13, Number 1.
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  46. Michael Laing (2007). Where to Put Hydrogen in a Periodic Table? Foundations of Chemistry 9 (2):127-137.
    A modification of the regular medium-form periodic table is presented in which certain elements are placed in more than one position. H is included at the top of both the alkali metals and the halogens; He is above Be and above Ne. The column of noble gases is duplicated as Groups O and 18. The elements of the second and third periods are duplicated above the transition metals. This arrangement displays more patterns and connections between the elements than are seen (...)
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  47. Michael Laing (2005). A Revised Periodic Table: With the Lanthanides Repositioned. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 7 (3):203-233.
    The lanthanide elements from lanthanum to lutetium inclusive are incorporated into the body of the periodic table. They are subdivided into three sub-groups according to their important oxidation states: La to Sm, Eu to Tm, Yb and Lu, so that Eu and Yb fall directly below Ba; La, Gd, Lu form a column directly below Y; Ce and Tb fall in a vertical line between Zr and Hf. Pm falls below Tc; both are radioactive, and not naturally occurring. The elements (...)
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  48. Mark R. Leach (2013). Concerning Electronegativity as a Basic Elemental Property and Why the Periodic Table is Usually Represented in its Medium Form. Foundations of Chemistry 15 (1):13-29.
    Electronegativity, described by Linus Pauling described as “The power of an atom in a molecule to attract electrons to itself” (Pauling in The nature of the chemical bond, 3rd edn, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, p 88, 1960), is used to predict bond polarity. There are dozens of methods for empirically quantifying electronegativity including: the original thermochemical technique (Pauling in J Am Chem Soc 54:3570–3582, 1932), numerical averaging of the ionisation potential and electron affinity (Mulliken in J Chem Phys 2:782–784, 1934), (...)
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  49. Arie Leegwater (2011). Collected Papers on the Philosophy of Chemistry Selected Papers on the Periodic Table. Annals of Science:1-3.
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  50. Matteo Leone & Nadia Robotti (2000). Stellar, Solar and Laboratory Spectra: The History of Lockyer's Proto-Elements. Annals of Science 57 (3):241-266.
    Until now studies on the historical development of atomic spectroscopy have focused on three main aspects-its first applications as a method of chemical analysis, the formulation of spectral laws , and the rise of the old quantum theory. These developments of spectroscopy were based on the same assumption: the invariance of the atomic spectrum after fixing the chemical element . This paper shows that running alongside these lines of research there was another, no less important area of study based on (...)
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