Antoine Lavoisier. Founder of Modern Chemistry by Lynn Van Gorp PDF

By Lynn Van Gorp

Antoine Lavoisier has been referred to as the founding father of smooth chemistry. The French scientist is such a lot remembered for constructing the medical technique, that is a cautious, step by step approach for proving or disproving anything.

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Hooke's eminence and animosity prevented Newton from even attempting to publish his "Optics" until after Hooke's death. In turn, Newton's subsequent authority was such that the corpuscular view of light dominated for the next century, even though a careful reading shows that he himself was flexible on this aspect of light. 3 of Chapter 4) by the English physician and scientist, Thomas Young (1773-1829) in 1802 which changed the attitude of most scientists. Light was now viewed as a wave (a wave carried by an intangible medium, the *luminiferous ether'; many attempts have been made since that time to demonstrate the presence of such an ether, but all have failed).

But Newton's assumption that white light was composed of light of many colours seemed so absurd to Goethe, because he looked at it from his standpoint which compelled him to seek all beauty and truth in direct terms of sensory perception" (Sloane 1991, p. 55). Goethe's work is marred for us by his unjust criticism of Newton's discoveries (fig. 14). 1, with color resulting from a mixture of light and dark in some unspecified manner. 5. Color circles (wheels) The sequence of the spectral colors to form a closed loop, completed with the colors of the magenta-purple fine of fig.

Most of us rely on second or third-hand reports that focus on disagreements and limitations and ignore the positive and complementary aspects of these two approaches. Zajonc uses an interesting analogy: "To see . . light as vibration only is to reduce Michelangelo's DaviJ to marble dust . . in the process we lose the truth the work of art embodies" (Zajonc 1993, p. 106). Absolutely true, as far as it goes. Yet let me suggest that this analogy can perhaps be taken a step further in this suggested continuation: "Having seen the "truth" of the colors in a work of art, let us now also look at these colors as vibrations.

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