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    Early Theoretical Chemistry: Plato’s Chemistry in Timaeus.Francesco Di Giacomo - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):17-30.
    The Timaeus is the dialogue that was for many centuries the most influential of Plato’s works. Among its readers we find Descartes, Boyle, Kepler and Heisenberg. In the first division of Timaeus Plato deals with the theory of celestial motion, in the second he presents us with the first mathematical theory of the structure of matter. Here, in a gigantic step forward with respect to the preceding Democritean atomistic theory with its unalterable micro-entities, he introduces the intertransformability of elementary corpuscles (...)
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    Chemistry and dynamics in the thought of G.W. Leibniz II.Miguel Escribano-Cabeza - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):3-16.
    Is Leibnizian dynamics the New Physics sought in his youth to provide a solution to the problem of body unity/composition? This question can only be answered tentatively. The thesis that I will develop in this second part is that chemical-combinatoria project is not complete without some ideas of dynamics. The idea of form, which since the early Leibniz’s philosophy is projected to give a foundation to the corpuscular theory, only reaches this objective with the theory of conspiring movements that Leibniz (...)
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    A comment about the meaning and significance of life in the light of generalized crystallography.Amihud Gilead - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):31-40.
    The time-honored questions concerning the meaning and significance of life should be discussed not only in the light of various philosophical and literary considerations but also from the natural scientific perspectives as human beings are conditioned parts of nature as a whole. Hence, in this paper, I discuss these questions from the perspectives of two major and universal scientific fields, namely, generalized crystallography and quantum mechanics. On the philosophical grounds, the question of the meaning and, especially, the significance of life (...)
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    Watch the Colors: Or About Qualitative Thinking in Chemistry.Wojciech Grochala - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):41-58.
    The importance of watching and understanding color of chemical compounds and linking it to diverse physical and chemical properties is illustrated here using transition metal oxides at the highest achievable oxidation state of a metal. Analyses are based on qualitative thinking supported by Molecular Orbital theory in its simplest implementation. Graphic abstract.
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    Organic chemistry as representation.Eamonn F. Healy - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):59-68.
    Electron redistribution is the cornerstone of our understanding of chemical reactivity. For the vast majority of organic reactions electrons are assumed to move in pairs providing explanatory mechanisms through the generation of intermediate structures. But for many transformations these discrete steps are idealized constructs, involving intermediates assumed but not empirically justified. This unitary perspective predicated on the curved arrow formalism has resulted in the scenario where for many organic transformations our supposed understanding far surpasses our growing knowledge. Reformulating organic mechanisms (...)
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    Chemistry as the basic science.Peeter Müürsepp, Gulzhikhan Nurysheva, Aliya Ramazanova & Zhamilya Amirkulova - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):69-83.
    The paper deals with the philosophy of science and technology from a new perspective. The analysis connects closely to the novel approach to scientific research called practical realism of the late Estonian philosopher of science and chemistry Rein Vihalemm. From his perspective, science is not only theoretical but even more clearly a practical activity. This kind of practice-based approach puts chemistry rather than physics into the position of the most typical science as chemistry has a dual character resting on both (...)
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  7. On the early thermodynamic and kinetic deductions of the equilibrium constant equation.Juan Quílez - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):85-103.
    After briefly presenting the first formulation of the equilibrium constant stated by Guldberg and Waage, this study examines the early thermodynamic and kinetic deductions of the equilibrium law. Firstly, it is discussed how Horstmann applied the concept of entropy to chemical equilibrium reactions, which meant the first thermodynamic explanation of the Guldberg-Waage law of mass action proposed in 1864. A different theoretical derivation of the equilibrium constant came from the works of van’t Hoff. This study analyses the first accurate kinetic (...)
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    Charles S. McCaw: Orbitals with applications in atomic spectra, 2nd edition.Eric R. Scerri - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):133-134.
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    On Vague Chemistry.Apostolos Syropoulos - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):105-113.
    Generally, an object is vague when its properties cannot precisely defined. The ontic view of vagueness is the idea that vagueness is a fundamental property of Nature. This simply means that everything is vague: animals, plants, molecules, atoms, etc. Furthermore, if atoms and molecules are vague, then the subject matter of chemistry is vague. However, we first need to understand why molecules and atoms are vague.
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    Revolutionary Poetry and Liquid Crystal Chemistry: Herman Gorter, Ada Prins and the Interface Between Literature and Science.Hub Zwart - 2021 - Foundations of Chemistry 23 (1):115-132.
    In the Netherlands, the poet Herman Gorter is mostly known as the author of the neo-romantic poem May and the “sensitivistic” Poems, but internationally he became famous as a propagandist of radical Marxism: the author of influential brochures and of an “open letter” to comrade W.I. Lenin in 1920. During the 1890s, Gorter became increasingly dissatisfied with his poetry, considering it as ego-centric, disinterested and “bourgeois”, unconnected with what was happening in the real world. He wanted to put his poetry (...)
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