David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Foundations of Chemistry 12 (1):69-83 (2010)
Some recent work in mathematical chemistry is discussed. It is claimed that quantum mechanics does not provide a conclusive means of classifying certain elements like hydrogen and helium into their appropriate groups. An alternative approach using atomic number triads is proposed and the validity of this approach is defended in the light of some predictions made via an information theoretic approach that suggests a connection between nuclear structure and electronic structure of atoms.
|Keywords||Chemistry Quantum mechanics Periodic table Information theory Chemical triads|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Octavio Novaro (2008). On the Rightful Place for He Within the Periodic Table. Foundations of Chemistry 10 (1):3-12.
Eric Scerri (2005). Some Aspects of the Metaphysics of Chemistry and the Nature of the Elements. Hyle 11 (2):127 - 145.
Lawrence J. Sacks (2006). Concerning the Position of Hydrogen in the Periodic Table. Foundations of Chemistry 8 (1):31-35.
Santiago Alvarez, Joaquim Sales & Miquel Seco (2008). On Books and Chemical Elements. Foundations of Chemistry 10 (2):79-100.
Eric Scerri (2012). What is an Element? What is the Periodic Table? And What Does Quantum Mechanics Contribute to the Question? Foundations of Chemistry 14 (1):69-81.
Eric R. Scerri (2005). On the Formalization of the Periodic Table. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):191-210.
Eric R. Scerri (1997). Has the Periodic Table Been Successfully Axiomatized? Erkenntnis 47 (2):229-243.
Guillermo Restrepo & Leonardo Pachón (2007). Mathematical Aspects of the Periodic Law. Foundations of Chemistry 9 (2):189-214.
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.
Added to index2010-02-01
Total downloads35 ( #50,473 of 1,102,969 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #183,254 of 1,102,969 )
How can I increase my downloads?