Atoms in Chemistry: From Dalton's Predecessors to Complex Atoms and Beyond by Carmen J. Giunta (Editor) Number of Pages: 114 Publication date: 2010 ISBN-10: 0841225575 ISBN-13: 9780841225572
"Atoms in Chemistry: From Dalton's Predecessors to Complex Atoms and Beyond" - the 1044th volume of the ACS Symposium Series contains presentations from a symposium titled "200 Years of Atoms in Chemistry: From Dalton's Atoms to Nanotechnology," held at the 236th national meeting of ACS in Philadelphia in August 2008. As originally envisioned, the symposium was to examine episodes in the evolution of the concept of the atom, particularly in chemistry, from Dalton's day to our own. Clearly, many of Dalton's beliefs about atoms are not shared by 21st-century scientists. For example, the existence of isotopes contradicts Dalton's statement that "the ultimate particles of all homogeneous bodies are perfectly alike in weight, figure, etc."
Chapters of the book:
1. Introduction 2. Four Centuries of Atomic Theory. An Overview 3. Atomism before Dalton 4. 150 Years of Organic Structures 5. The Atomic Debates Revisited 6. Atoms Are Divisible. The Pieces Have Pieces 7. Eyes To See: Physical Evidence for Atoms 8. Rediscovering Atoms: An Atomic Travelogue. A Selection of Photos from Sites Important in the History of Atoms