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Chemists at War

William A. Remers

Chemists at War

Accounts of Chemical Research in the United States in World War II

by William A. Remers

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Clarice Pubns .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 20th century,
  • Chemistry,
  • History,
  • Research,
  • Science,
  • United States,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11750873M
    ISBN 100967794005
    ISBN 109780967794006

    Some of the lead pipes used to direct the gas from the cylinders towards the enemy leaked, allowing gas to escape back into the British trenches. The distinction between organic and inorganic disciplines is not absolute and there is much overlap, most importantly in the sub-discipline of organometallic chemistry. The powder trapped poison gases inside its pores while allowing air to get through. The British desperately needed large quantities of the solvent for the production of cordite in the ever increasing amounts required to meet the demands of its army and navy.

    No detail is too small — from a spot of gardening, to getting the kids to school, to going to the movies even during the height of allied bombings. Less is remembered about the role of science. Only after the start of the war did the Germans exploit the process for the manufacture of explosives. Physical chemistry involves the use of calculus in deriving equations.

    Some of the cylinder valves froze as the gas was released and the troops were unable to close them. Bleaching powder is calcium hypochlorite, Ca OCl 2, also known as chloride of lime. There is nothing about chemical reactions and no explanation of why certain chemicals have the effects they do. Biochemistry and organic chemistry are closely related, for example, in medicinal chemistry.


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Chemists at War by William A. Remers Download PDF Ebook

When the British began to issue front-line troops with steel helmets inbattlefield head Chemists at War book dropped substantially.

The answer was a state secret, but it came down to the fact that they could be converted into acetone - a key chemical needed in the manufacture of cordite.

Each shell was filled with chemicals of one sort or another and propelled out of the muzzles of Chemists at War book barrels by gases at high pressure generated by firing propellants.

It was fire that led to the discovery of iron and glasses. That adds up to 68 million military uniforms — all coloured by synthetic or naturally-occurring chemical dyes or mineral pigments.

The two French chemists observed Chemists at War book when acrolein was exposed to air, it spontaneously turned into a waxy resin. Photographs and motion pictures were used for official records, for propaganda purposes, for aerial reconnaissance, for training, for recruitment, and for coverage of the war in newspapers, magazines, and cinemas back home.

A constant theme of the book is how chemists from both sides rise to the challenge of shortages of resources and develop new feedstocks and reactions to produce desired products. On one Spring Valley property, some relics will likely never be removed. Without science, he suggested, the Allies could not have attained "general superiority" in the development of the "mechanical contrivances" which contributed so powerfully to Germany's defeat in the war.

In its narration, science lost its moral status, and was reduced to such memories that such author-soldiers as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen could parse and summon. But there are plenty of scientific references given for those that want to delve more deeply into his research and patent contributions.

Michael Freemantle tells the stories of these and many other chemists and explains how their work underpinned and shaped what became known as The Chemists War. The chemical warfare arms race continued throughout the war. Little, who effectively preached the "gospel of industrial research" to manufacturers, capitalists, and their fellow chemists; Duncan's book The Chemistry of Commerce led to the founding of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research in The British Royal Navy blockade of German imports played an important role that contributed to Germany running out of essential material resources towards the end of the war.

Some chemicals were used for both destructive and protective roles. The solution did not store well and so had to be freshly prepared before use. The films were developed with chemical solutions and still photographs printed with inks composed of chemicals. White phosphorus is another example.

Overall, I thought this was an awe-inspiring autobiography and one that will stay with me for quite some time.

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Under the supervision of German chemist Fritz Haber —gas troops unleashed almost tons of the gas from cylinders against the Allies at Langemarck, a village north of Ypres, killing Chemists at War book many as French, Moroccan, and Algerian troops.Nov 10,  · “Although they had many imperfect successes, the rise of chemical warfare within the U.S.

military during World War I, I would say, is unparalleled,” said historian Thomas I. Faith, the author of a book about chemical warfare, “Behind the Gas Mask.” The experiment station reverted to American University when the war ended.

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