Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique revisited


Carmen J. Giunta, giunta@lemoyne.edu, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214-1399
The Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique, published in 1787, provided the basis for the systematic nomenclature of binary inorganic compounds still in common use more than two centuries later. The presentation will examine the component parts of this publication, particularly Lavoisier's memoir that advocated reforming and perfecting chemical nomenclature, Guyton de Morveau's memoir on developing the principles of the proposed systematic nomenclature, and glossaries of chemical names old and new.

Classic Books in Chemistry VI: The Language of Chemistry
9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Sunday, August 16, 2009 Washington Plaza -- Franklin Room, Oral

8:00 PM-10:00 PM, Monday, August 17, 2009 Walter E. Washington Convention Center -- Hall D, Sci-Mix

Division of the History of Chemistry

The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009