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How Mendeleev issued his predictions: comment on Andrea Woody

Chris Campbell, Karoliina Pulkkinen
2020 Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry  
Here we offer an explanation on how Mendeleev used his periodic system to predict both physical and chemical properties of little-known and entirely unknown chemical elements.  ...  In particular, by using the known properties of a number of near neighbours of the three entirely unknown elements (the so-called eka-elements), we seek to show how the very format of his table enabled  ...  Acknowledgements We should like to thank Vanessa Seifert for her very helpful and insightful comments to an earlier draft of this paper and an anonymous reviewer who provided a number of valuable suggestions  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10698-020-09355-7 fatcat:qgflr6t67zhr5nwtwembu4x56e

Missing Elements and Missing Premises: A Combinatorial Argument for the Ontological Reduction of Chemistry

R. Le Poidevin
2005 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science  
But supposing that kind of reduction⎯'epistemological reduction'⎯to be impossible, the thesis of ontological reduction may still be true: that chemical properties are determined by more fundamental properties  ...  If this means 'Can we derive the laws of chemistry from the laws of physics?', recent discussions suggest that the answer is 'no'.  ...  Granted that the gaps in Mendeleev's table represented genuine possibilities, elements that could exist, why assume that the possibilities were realized?  ... 
doi:10.1093/phisci/axi106 fatcat:7pd3hph5djddtplpdt77aii5ya


2008 Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry  
of mind and the philosophy of social science.  ...  The philosophy of chemistry has been sadly neglected by most contempory literature in the philosophy of science.  ...  The name of these elements derives from their extreme reluctance to enter into chemical combination with other elements, a fact which led some chemists to suggest that they did not even belong in the periodic  ... 
doi:10.1142/9781848161382_0002 fatcat:vukjrb6a65gatnrvq5m7teouxm

The Art of the Periodic Table

Tami I. Spector
2017 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
The periodic table has become an object of nostalgia that has been commodified, including as a multitude of posters that substitute the chemical elements with common objects (the Periodic Table of Vegetables  ...  Looking forward from Mendeleev's remarkable ordering of the table by atomic weight, the table has been reinscribed to accommodate new elements, atomic numbers, electron configurations and quantum mechanics  ... 
doi:10.1162/leon_a_01444 fatcat:5bkoxxkqnbbvzax2zyofpmp6ey

Elements and (first) principles in chemistry

Robin Findlay Hendry
2019 Synthese  
Abstract The first principle of chemical composition is that elements are actually present in their compounds.  ...  It is a golden thread running through the history of compositional thinking in chemistry since before the chemical revolution.  ...  workshop on 'First Principles in Science: Their Epistemic Status and Justification' at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy in June 2016, and at the workshop on Integrated History and Philosophy of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11229-019-02312-8 fatcat:7wkfvgi33vhf7by3n6ludvbv4e

Boundaries in Reality [chapter]

Tuomas E. Tahko
2013 Classifying Reality  
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that none of these objections succeed in undermining the existence of genuine joints in reality.  ...  The thrust of these arguments is that the manner in which we structure, divide or carve up the world is not grounded in any natural, genuine boundaries in the world.  ...  Consider an example: Mendeleev's periodic table.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118627747.ch3 fatcat:zfrqmgfpdnfi5jwhvnby6hop2m

Turing-Church thesis, constructve mathematics and intuitionist logic [article]

Antonino Drago
2021 arXiv   pre-print
of equivalence of all definitions of a computations is translated into an equality one, and at the same time intuitionist logic into classical logic.  ...  Yet, the last step of this development of current theory includes both a misleading notion of thesis and intuitive notions (e.g. the partial computable function, as stressed by some scholars).  ...  established the periodic table of elements which represents the unitarian nature of all possible elements of matter.  ... 
arXiv:2101.05387v1 fatcat:b54bghggnvgxnak2y75x2rghqq

Possibility Precedes Actuality

Tuomas E. Tahko
2022 Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Scientific Philosophy  
I will also illustrate how the framework can be put to use with a case study concerning the discovery of transuranic elements.  ...  This slogan has both an ontological and an epistemic reading. The ontological reading is related to the now familiar idea that essence grounds modality, as popularised by Kit Fine.  ...  Actually, we could go further into the past and consider Mendeleev's work, who made several predictions based on his periodic table of elements.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10670-022-00518-w fatcat:uo6qpyh7lvfplfbcsgzal35pj4

The multiple signatures of carbon [chapter]

Sacha Loeve, Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
2017 Research Objects in their Technological Setting  
Mendeleev's emphasis on the centrality of elements was maintained and reinforced in the early twentieth century with the discovery of isotopes.  ...  From the graphite pencil to diamond-engraving tools and the 'code of life' based on a carbon backbone, from the periodic table to the 'carbon footprint', from the carbon black tattoos of Ötzi the Iceman  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781781448397-13 fatcat:3n65s35l6na45fyh374qcg3abu

A cloud resource management model for the creation and orchestration of social communities

Ahsan Ikram, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis
2015 Simulation modelling practice and theory  
The formal encoding of C2A validates its assumptions, enabling formal execution and analysis of context based interactions that are derived using C2A principles.  ...  Specific aspects of spontaneity, non-determinism and dynamic interaction share a metaphorical resemblance to chemistry, chemical reactions and solutions.  ...  The CPT borrows its structure from Mendeleev's periodic table [40] that serves as the basis of chemistry.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2014.05.003 fatcat:3zmnds33bzdwna2y6wkxyakrfe

Ontology-based systematic classification and analysis of coronaviruses, hosts, and host-coronavirus interactions towards deep understanding of COVID-19 [article]

Hong Yu, Li Li, Hsin-hui Huang, Yang Wang, Yingtong Liu, Edison Ong, Anthony Huffman, Tao Zeng, Jingsong Zhang, Pengpai Li, Zhiping Liu, Xiangyan Zhang (+8 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Overall, our proposed ontology-based integrative framework combined with computational predictions can be used to support fundamental understanding of the intricate interactions between human patients  ...  The results were formulated in a logical ontology representation for integrative HCI-outcome understanding.  ...  ); and University of Michigan Medical School Global Reach award (to YH).  ... 
arXiv:2006.00639v1 fatcat:icff6smpkreshc3woxsnn7gsfe

Understanding Periodic and Non-periodic Chemistry in Periodic Tables

Changsu Cao, René E. Vernon, W. H. Eugen Schwarz, Jun Li
2021 Frontiers in Chemistry  
To this end, a graphical display of the chemical properties of the elements, in the form of a Periodic Table, is the helpful tool.  ...  elements at the top and at the bottom of the Periodic Table.  ...  in the chemically finite Periodic Table.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fchem.2020.00813 pmid:33490030 pmcid:PMC7818537 fatcat:ttbt6ixhkbfaje67sq7iwlq65y

The Element of the Table: Visual Discourse and the Preperiodic Representation of Chemical Classification

Benjamin R. Cohen
2004 Configurations  
table of the elements (demonstrating that this dual role is not unique to the periodic table).  ...  For this debate, see Stephen Brush, "The Reception of Mendeleev's Law in America and Britain," Isis 87 (1996): 595-628; Eric Scerri, "Stephen Brush, the Periodic Table, and the Nature of Chemistry," Die  ... 
doi:10.1353/con.2005.0001 fatcat:fjejsn5t5fhr7pjftch6g73sei

General Laws and Centripetal Science

Gerard A.J.M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
2014 European Review  
Acknowledgements This paper is an updated and elaborated version of Chapter 8, pages 174-198 of Jagers op Akkerhuis (2010) The operator hierarchy.  ...  The content of this paper has not been published in a scientifically reviewed journal before.  ...  Table of Periodic Tables A well-known periodic table is the periodic table of the elements. Mendeleev introduced this tabular display of the chemical elements in 1869.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s106279871300080x fatcat:vfajxawcgbgb7i6kni7awca5ou

Concepts of rational taxonomy in biology

I. Ya. Pavlinov
2011 Biology Bulletin Reviews  
Two forms of rationality are distinguished: ontological and epistemological.  ...  Problems related to the development of concepts of rational taxonomy and rational classifications (taxonomic systems) in biology are discussed.  ...  Classification, as in the case of chemical elements, takes the shape of a table showing the periodic law of diversity of biologic archetypes-elements.  ... 
doi:10.1134/s2079086411030078 fatcat:pnzochg7dnbabgrn2teb6pgdfi
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