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Definition of ‘element’

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In a recent paper I showed how basic chemical concepts can be defined at a macroscopic level (Nelson, 2003). However, a personal correspondent, Dr. Daniel K.C. Tan, has pointed out that my definition of ‘element’ does not take proper account of the phenomenon of allotropy. I have accordingly revised the section of my paper on elements and compounds as set out below.

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07 Jul 2006

Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2006,7, 288-289
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Definition of ‘element’

P. G. Nelson, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2006, 7, 288
DOI: 10.1039/B6RP90015A

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