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A Source Book in Chemistry, 1900-1950

Edited by Henry M. Leicester

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674366701

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

408 pages

11 halftones, 31 line illustrations, 23 tables

Source Books in the History of the Sciences


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  • Introduction
  • Part I. Techniques
    • Analytical Methods
      • Microanalysis
      • On Microchemistry, With Special Attention to the Work Of H. Behrens [F. Emich]
      • Quantitative Organic Microanalysis [F. Pregl]
      • Physicochemical Analysis
      • The Inner Friction of Binary Mixtures. Characteristics of Definite Compounds [N. S. Kurnakov And S. F. Zhemchuzhnyi]
      • Polarography
      • The Processes at the Mercury Dropping Cathode. Part I. The Deposition of Metals [Jarosslav Heyrovsky]
      • Hydrogen Ion Concentration; Ph
      • Enzyme Studies 11. The Measurement and Meaning of Hydrogen Ion Concentration on Enzymatic Processes [S. P. L. Sörensen.]
    • Optical Methods
      • The Ultramicroscope
      • On Making Visible and Determining the Size of Ultramicroscopic Particles With Special Attention to Gold Ruby Glasses [H. Siedentopf and R. Zsigmondy]
    • Methods Of Separation
      • Chromatography
      • Physical Chemical Studies on Chlorophyll. Adsorptions [M. Tswett]
      • Qualitative Analysis of Proteins: A Partition Chromatographic Method Using Paper [R. Consden, A. H. Gordon, And A. J. P. Martin]
      • The Separation of Rare Earths by Ion Exchange.I. Cerium And Yttrium [F. H. Spedding, A. F. Voigt, E. M. Gladrow, And N. R. Sleight]
      • Separation Of Proteins By Sedimentation And Electrophoresis
      • Determination Of The Size And Distribution Of Size Of Particles By Centrifugal Methods [The Svedberg And J. Burton Nichols]
      • Sedimentation Of Molecules In Centrifugal Fields [The Svedberg]
      • A New Apparatus for Electrophoretic Analysis of Colloidal Mixtures [Arne Tiselius]
    • Radioactive Tracers
      • The Absorption And Translocation of Lead by Plants. A Contribution to the Application of the Method of Radioactive Indicators in the Investigation of the Change of Substance in Plants [George Hevesy]
      • Radioactive Indicators in the Study of Phosphorus Metabolism in Rats [O. Chiewitz and G. Hevesy]
    • Crystal Structure
      • Interference Phenomena in Roentgen Rays [W. Friedrich, P. Knipping, And M. Laue]
      • The Reflection Of X-Rays by Crystals [W. H. Bragg And W. L. Bragg]
  • Part II. General And Physical Chemistry
    • Atomic and Molecular Structure
      • Radioactive Decay Series
      • Radioactive Transformations and the Periodic System of the Elements [Kasimir Fajans]
      • The Radio-Elements and the Periodic Law [Frederick Soddy]
      • Isotopes
      • The Atomic Weight of Lead of Radioactive Origin [Theodore W. Richards and Max E. Lembert]
      • The Atomic Weight Of Lead From Pitchblende [O. Hönigschmid and St.-Horovitz]
      • The Constitution of Atmospheric Neon [F. W. Aston]
      • A Hydrogen Isotope of Mass 2 [Harold C. Urey, F. G. Brickwedde, and G. M. Murphy]
      • Molecular Structure
      • Molecule Formation as a Question of Atomic Structure Gilbert [W. Kossel]
      • The Atom and the Molecule [N. Lewis]
      • The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules [Irving Langmuir]
      • Polarity and Ionization from the Standpoint of the Lewis Theory Of Valence [Wendell M. Latimer and Worth H. Rodebush]
      • Co-Ordination Compounds [N. V. Sidgewick]
      • Dipole Moments
      • Some Results of a Kinetic Theory of Insulators (Preliminary Communication) [P. Debye]
      • Spreading Of Films On Liquids
      • The Constitution And Fundamental Properties Of Solids And Liquids.II. Liquids [Irving Langmuir]
      • Application Of Quantum Mechanics
      • Significance of Tautomerism and of the Reactions of Aromatic Compounds in the Electronic Theory of Organic Reactions [C. K. Ingold]
      • The New Quantum Mechanics [J. H. Van Vleck]
      • Wave Mechanics and the Normal State of the Hydrogen Molecule[Edward Uhler Condon]
      • The Nature Of The Chemical Bond.V. The Quantum Mechanical Calculation of the Resonance Energy of Benzene and Naphthalene and the Hydrocarbon Free Radicals [Linus Pauling And G. W. Wheland]
    • Physical Chemistry
      • Colloids
      • On the Systematics of Colloids [Wolfgang Ostwald]
      • Thermodynamics
      • On the Calculation of Chemical Equilibrium from Thermal Measurements [W. Nernst]
      • The Osmotic Pressure and Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions of Congored, and Reversible Membrane Equilibria [Frederick George Donnan and Albert Buckley Harris]
      • The Production of Temperatures Below One Degree Absolute by Adiabatic Demagnetization of Gadolinium Sulfate [W. F. Giauque and D. P. Macdougall]
      • Electrolytes
      • The Dissociation of Strong Electrolytes [Niels Bjerrum]
      • The Activity Coefficient of Strong Electrolytes [Gilbert N. Lewis and Merle Randall]
      • Report on Conductivity of Strong Electrolytes in Dilute Solutions [P. Debye]
      • Acids, Bases, and Salts
      • The Constitution of Ampholytes, Especially the Amino Acids, and Their Dissociation Constants [Niels Bjerrum]
      • Some Remarks on the Concept of Acids and Bases [J. W. Brönsted]
      • The Constitution of Acids and Salts and Their Chemical Alterations by Solvents [A. Hantzsch]
      • Chemical Kinetics
      • A Theory of Photochemical Reaction Velocities [Max Bodenstein]
      • The Oxidation of Phosphorus Vapor at Low Pressure [N. Semenoff]
      • The Activated Complex in Chemical Reactions [Henry Eyring]
      • The Preparation of Free Methyl [Fritz Paneth and Wilhelm Hofeditz]
    • Artificial Radioactivity
      • I. Artificial Production of Radioactive Elements. II. Chemical Proof of Transmutation of Elements [Irene Curie and F. Joliot]
      • Process for the Production of Radioactive Substances [Enrico Fermi, Edoardo Amaldi, Bruno Pontocorvo Franco Rasetti, and Emilio Segré]
      • The Detection and Behavior of the Alkaline Earth Metals Which Result From the Irradiation of Uranium by Neutrons [O. Hahn and F. Strassmann]
      • Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons. A New Type of Nuclear Reaction [Lise Meitner and 0. R. Frisch]
      • Radioactive Element 93 [Edwin Mcmillan and Philip Hauge Abelson]
      • Radioactive Element 94 From Deuterons on Uranium [G. T. Seaborg, E. M. Mcmillan, J. W. Kennedy, and A. C. Wahl]
      • Radioactive Element 94 From Deuterons on Uranium [G. T. Seaborg, A. C. Wahl, and J. W. Kennedy]
      • The Chemical Properties of Elements 94 and 93 [Glenn T. Seaborg and Arthur C. Wahl]
  • Part III. Organic Chemistry
    • Synthetic Methods
      • Some New Organometallic Compounds of Magnesium and Their Application to the Synthesis of Alcohols and Hydrocarbons [V. Grignard]
      • The “Diene Synthesis,” an Ideal Synthetic Principle for Organic Substances [O. Diels]
    • Polymers
      • On Polymerization [H. Staudinger]
      • On The Constitution of Rubber (Sixth Paper) [H. Staudinger]
      • Studies on Polymerization and Ring Formation. I. An Introduction to the General Theory of Condensation Polymers [Wallace H. Carothers]
    • Natural Compounds
      • Proteins
      • Proteins and Polypeptides [Emil Fische]
      • Nucleic Acids
      • Yeast Nucleic Acid [P. A. Levene and W. A. Jacobs]
      • Alkaloids
      • A Theory of the Mechanism of the Phytochemical Synthesis of Certain Alkaloids [Robert Robinson]
      • Large Rings
      • Knowledge of Carbon Rings. II. Synthesis of Carbocyclic Ketones With Ten- To Eighteen-Member Rings [L. Ruzicka, M. Stoll, and H. Schinz]
      • Cholesterol Compounds
      • Studies on the Constitution of the Bile Acids. XXXIX. Concerning 12-Hydroxycholanic Acid [Heinrich Wieland and Elisabeth Dane]
      • The Chemistry of the Sex Hormones [A. Butenandt]
      • Porphyrins
      • Hemin and Porphyrins [Hans Fischer]
      • Carotenoids and Vitamin A
      • The Chemistry of Vitamins A and C [Paul Karrer]
  • Part IV. Biochemistry
    • Hormones And Vitamins
      • The Mechanism of Pancreatic Secretion [W. M. Bayliss and E. H. Starling]
      • The Croonian Lectures on the Chemical Correlation of the Functions of the Body [Ernest Henry Starling]
      • Feeding Experiments Illustrating the Importance of Accessory Factors in Normal Dietaries [F. Gowland Hopkins]
      • Enzymes And Nucleoproteins
      • The Isolation and Crystallization of the Enzyme Urease. Preliminary Paper [James B. Sumner]
      • Crystalline Pepsin. I. Isolation and Tests of Purity [John H. Northrop]
      • Isolation of a Crystalline Protein Possessing the Properties of Tobacco-mosaic Virus [W. M. Stanley]
    • Biological Oxidations
      • The Action of Carbon Monoxide on the Metabolism of Yeast [Orro Warburg]
      • The Mechanism of Oxidation Processes [Heinrich Wieland]
      • Cytochrome and Intracellular Respiratory Enzymes [D. Keilin]
    • Fat Metabolism
      • The Degradation of Aromatic Fatty Acids in the Animal Body [Franz Knoop]
      • Deuterium as an Indicator in the Study Of Intermediary Metabolism. III. The Role of the Fat Tissues [Rudolf Schoenheimer and D. Rittenberg]
    • Proteins
      • Metabolism
      • The Degradation and Formation of Amino Acids by Transamination. I. Exchange of 1 (+) Glutamic Acid in Muscle Tissue [A. F. Braunshtein and M. G. Kritsman]
      • Determination Of Structure
      • The Free Amino Groups of Insulin [F. Sanger]
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism
      • Anaerobic Phase
      • The Alcoholic Ferment of Yeast-Juice [Arthur Harden and William John Young]
      • The Alcoholic Ferment of Yeast-Juice. Part II. The Coferment of Yeast-Juice [Arthur Harden and William John Young]
      • The Alcoholic Ferment of Yeast-Juice. Part III. The Function of Phosphates in the Fermentation of Glucose by Yeast-Juice [Arthur Harden and William John Young]
      • The Pyrophosphate Fraction in Muscle [K. Lohmann]
      • Phosphorus Compounds of Muscle and Liver [Cyrus H. Fiske and Y. Subbarow]
      • On Intermediate Behavior in Glycolysis in the Musculature [G. Embden, H. J. Deuticke, and Gert Kraft]
      • Glycogen Breakdown and Synthesis in Animal Tissues [Carl F. Cori]
      • Mechanism of Energy Utilization and Production
      • Myosine and Adenosinetriphosphatase [W. A. Engelhardt and M. N. Ljubimowa]
      • Metabolic Generation and Utilization of Phosphate Bond Energy [Fritz Lipmann]
      • Aerobic Phase
      • The Role of Citric Acid in Intermediate Metabolism in Animal Tissues [H. A. Krebs and W. A. Johnson]
  • Bibliography Of Biographies
  • Index

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