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Ideas of Robin F. Hendry, by Text

[British, fl. 2006, At Durham University.]

2008 Chemistry
Intro p.520 Elements survive chemical change, and are tracked to explain direction and properties
'Chem' p.521 Defining elements by atomic number allowed atoms of an element to have different masses
'Micro' p.522 The nature of an element must survive chemical change, so it is the nucleus, not the electrons
'Micro' p.522 Generally it is nuclear charge (not nuclear mass) which determines behaviour
'Micro' p.522 Maybe two kinds are the same if there is no change of entropy on isothermal mixing
'Micro' p.523 Nuclear charge (plus laws) explains electron structure and spectrum, but not vice versa
'Micro' p.523 Water continuously changes, with new groupings of molecules
'Micro' p.523 Compounds can differ with the same collection of atoms, so structure matters too
'Micro' p.524 Maybe the nature of water is macroscopic, and not in the microstructure
'Micro' p.524 Maybe water is the smallest part of it that still counts as water (which is H2O molecules)
'Ontol' p.528 Supervenience is simply modally robust property co-variance