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On shapes, molecules and models: An insight into chemical methodology

Mario Pagliaro (1,*)

(1) Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, via U. La Malfa 153, Palermo, IT-90146, Italy
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 04 Jun 2010 | Revised: 14 Sep 2010 | Accepted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010 | Issue Date: December 2010


Insight into chemistry conceptual foundations shows that a powerful, autonomous chemical methodology exists which is based on visualization and association of chemical "building blocks". Such methodology has been expanded by the use of incommensurable theories resulting from the interplay of quantum mechanics and heuristic chemical concepts, resulting in models of great utility as predictive tools in guiding the creation of new and useful substances. Understanding such historical development has real benefits to chemistry practitioners, be they researchers, analysts or chemical educators.



Chemical methodology; Chemical education; Reductionism; Quantum chemistry; Models in chemistry

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Pagliaro, M. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(4), 276-281. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.276-281.150
Pagliaro, M. On shapes, molecules and models: An insight into chemical methodology. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(4), 276-281. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.276-281.150
Pagliaro, M. (2010). On shapes, molecules and models: An insight into chemical methodology. European Journal of Chemistry, 1(4), 276-281. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.276-281.150
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