Symbols and formulae in chemistry
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Symbols and formulae in chemistry an historical study by R. M. Caven

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Published by Blackie in London .
Written in English


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Statementby R.M. Caven and J.A. Cranston.
ContributionsCranston, J. A.
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Open LibraryOL20110464M

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