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Single Idea 21200

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / E. Chemistry / 2. Modern Elements]

Full Idea

In the modern sense 'element' means a substance that cannot be decomposed by the methods of chemistry.

Gist of Idea

An 'element' is what cannot be decomposed by chemistry

Source

Brian R. Martin (Particle Physics [2011], 01)

Book Reference

Martin, Brian R.: 'Particle Physics' [One World 2011], p.1