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"... to make chemistry more applicable and generally beneficial." The Transition in Scientific Perspective in Eighteenth Century Chemistry

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Meinel, Christoph
Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 Mar 2010 11:49


In 1751, the Swedish chemist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius first differentiated between “pure” and “applied” chemistry, a distinction which was quickly adopted by the other branches of science. Behind this was a new scientific concept of chemistry which emphasized the importance of applying chemistry's accumulated knowledge and its capabilities of providing for the general economic benefit. It also ...


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