Publisher description for A short history of chemistry / J.R. Partington.

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Classic exposition— most complete English version—ideal for general readers and undergraduates. Balanced coverage of physical, organic chemistry. Explores origins of chemistry, alchemy, applied chemistry, theory of valency, electrochemical theory, laws and structure of atomic theory, more. Examines work of Lavoisier, Davy, Berzelius, others.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chemistry History