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Stories About Chemistry
by
L. Vlasov
D. Trifonov
Translated from the Russian by
David Sobolev
(1970)

The Inhabitants of the Big House

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Snake With its Tail in its Mouth

A Chemical Museum

With its Eyes

Chemistry Spreads Wide...

Index

The Inhabitants of the Big House

  1. A Bird's-Eye View of the Periodic System
  2. How the Astronomers Sent the Chemists on a Wild Goose Chase
  3. A Two-Faced Element
  4. The First and the Most Surprising
  5. How Many Hydrogens Are There on Earth?
  6. Chemistry = Physics + Mathematics!
  7. Some More Mathematics
  8. How Chemists Came Across the Unexpected
  9. A Solution Which Brought No Consolation
  10. The Search for a "Crazy" Idea, or How the Inert Gases Stopped Being Inert
  11. Another Inconsistency? What Is to Be Done About It?
  12. The "Omnivorous"
  13. Hennig Brand's "Philosopher's Stone"
  14. The Odour of Freshness, or the Transition of Quantity into Quality Exemplified
  15. So Simple and Yet So Wonderful
  16. "Ice, Not Yet Firm, on the Cold Little River . . ."
  17. How Many Waters Are There on Earth?
  18. "Water of Life", Life-Giving, Omnipresent Water
  19. The Icicle's Secrets
  20. A Bit of Linguistics, or Two Very Different Things
  21. Why "Two Very Different Things"?
  22. Two More "Whys"
  23. Inconsistencies
  24. Originality in Architecture
  25. Fourteen Twins
  26. The World of Metals and Its Paradoxes
  27. Liquid Metals and a Gaseous (?) Metal
  28. Unusual Compounds
  29. The First Electronic Computer in Chemistry
  30. A Hitch in the "Electronic Computer"
  31. How to Change One Element into Another
  32. Mortality and Immortality in the World of Elements
  33. One, Two, Three, Many. . .
  34. Has Nature Been Just?
  35. On the Track of False Suns
  36. The Fate of One of the Hundred and Four
  37. Where is Thy Place, Uranium?
  38. Little Stories from Archeology
  39. Uranium and Its Professions
  40. An Unfinished Building?
  41. A Hymn to Modern Alchemists
  42. On the Brink of the Unknown
  43. Element Register



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