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Cotter, Donald – Annals of Science, 2008
The publication in 1906 of Alexander Smith's "Introduction to general inorganic chemistry" inaugurated a decisive change in chemical pedagogy in the US, the effects of which are still evident. The nature and extent of Smith's innovations are described through a comparison of his text to its source material and contemporaries. His…
Descriptors: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Textbooks, Educational Philosophy