Classic Chemistry

compiled by Carmen Giunta

Le Moyne College

Department of Chemistry


and Atoms


Welcome. The principal purpose of this site is to post the texts of several classic papers from the history of chemistry. This site also contains pointers to a few other chemistry-related sites. In early July 1996, "This Week in the History of Chemistry" debuted, including links to sites about the listed person or events. I intend to continue to add more classic papers. In addition, I will expand the texts of some papers which are currently listed as excerpts. So if you like what you see, drop in again and see what's new. I welcome comments and suggestions. Click here to send me e-mail at

The Internet can be a wonderful source of information as well as misinformation. Researchers should always critically evaluate their sources (print as well as electronic). I have endeavored to make this site as reliable as possible. In order to provide you, the users of this site, with a bit more confidence in me, its compiler, I have decided to post my credentials in the form of a Curriculum Vitae. I also list below some stamps of approval from on-line science sites.

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