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Couleur el constitution chimique: Cours professé à la Faculté des Sciences de Besançon

Nature volume 113, pages 739740 (24 May 1924) | Download Citation



AMONG the fields opened up to research by the work of Frankland and Kekulé upon valency, not the least interesting is that which is devoted to tracing a relationship between the chemical constitution of substances and the colour which they exhibit; and since the theory of structure has made greatest progress in the organic region of chemistry, it is not surprising to find that our knowledge of the origin of colour has advanced among the carbon derivatives much further than among inorganic compounds.

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