Table of contents for Image and reality : Kekule, Kopp, and the scientific imagination / Alan J. Rocke.


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Preface

List of Abbreviations

1 Ether/Or

Springtime for Chemistry?

The Education of Alexander Williamson

Interpreting Chemical Atoms

Williamson and Graham

Grasping the Ether

The Experimental Dissection of Molecules

Excursus: Isolated Radicals?

The Spread of Williamsonian Theory


2
The Architect of Molecules

The Education of August Kekule;

Kekule; in London

Excursus: The Road to Valence

Molecular Dreams


3
Building an Unseen Structure

The Start of a Teaching Career

Early Work in Heidelberg

The Theory of Polyatomic Radicals

The Theory of Atomicity of the Elements

Molecular Epistemology


4
A Barometer of the Science

Writing a Textbook

Formulas, Models, Reality

Excursus: A Case in Point

Erlenmeyer and Molecular Theory

Constant or Variable Atomicity?


5
The Heuristics of Molecular Representation

Couper

Loschmidt

Butlerov

Crum Brown

Excursus: Heurism in Action

The Fate of the New Graphic Formulas


6
Molecules as Metaphors

Natural Types

Absolute Formulas

Excursus: Looking through the Stereoscope

Molecular Democracy or Autocracy?

The Revenge of Jupiter’s Children


7
Aromatic Apparitions

First Approaches to the Problem

Enter the Hexagon

Benzene through the Phenakistoscope

Excursus: Ring around the Rosie

Metachemistry?


8
Dimensional Molecules

Early Stereospatial Speculations

The Spiral Staircase

The Pyramid

Imagination in Science: Point/Counterpoint

Chemists, Physicists, and the Microworld


9
Kopp’s World

The Making of a Chemist-Historian

In amongst the Molecules

The Response

The Thirsty Chemists


10
Kekule;’s “Dreams”

The Festivities in Berlin

Kekule;’s Speech

The Aftermath

The Eureka Experience and the Unconscious Mind


11
The Scientific Image-ination

Mental Images and Science

Mental Images and History

Transdictive Images in Physics and in Chemistry


Bibliography

Index




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chemistry, Organic -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Methodology -- History.
Imagination.
Visualization.
Kekul‚e, August, -- 1829-1896.
Kopp, Hermann, -- 1817-1892.