Chemical explanation

Chemical explanation

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This volume addresses relations between macroscopic and microscopic description; essential roles of visualization and representation in chemical understanding; historical questions involving chemical concepts; the impacts of chemical ideas on wider cultural concerns; and relationships between contemporary chemistry and other sciences. The authors demonstrate, assert, or tacitly assume that chemical explanation is functionally autonomous. This volume should he of interest not only to professional chemists and philosophers, but also to workers in medicine, psychology, and other fields in which relationships between explanations based on diverse levels of description and investigation are important.In a potential energy diagram, the potential energy of a transformation is plotted against the reaction coordinate, or the measure of ... More generally, an answer to one of the questions of the above sorts is a claim about the IEAs of the reactionsanbsp;...

Title:Chemical explanation
Author:International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry
Publisher: - 2003


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