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Jabir Ibn Hayyan's work on sulphur-mercury theory

Rosli, Adib Hamdani and Shafie, Amir Akramin (2011) Jabir Ibn Hayyan's work on sulphur-mercury theory. In: Contributions of Early Muslim Scientists to Engineering Sciences and related studies. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 30-35. ISBN 978-967-418-157-4

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The objectives of this chapter are to explain origin of sulphur-mercury theory proposed by Jabir ibn Hayyan, a Muslim alchemist as well as its contribution -directly and indirectly, to the alchemy and later, modern chemistry world. The significance of this chapter is its ability to highlight the importance of sulphur-mercury theory during middleages in alchemical field of study, as well as how the theory became the basis for several theories in chemistry centuries later, namely acid-base theory and terra pinguis concept. The methods used in this chapter are collection of academic references in terms of books and journals, as well as reliable online references. The chapter framework covers the origin of sulphur-mercury theory -which is dated back to the time of Aristotle, and the importance or contribution of the theory to alchemical as well as chemistry fields.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5119/21130
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jabir Ibn Hayyan, sulphur-mercury
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Amir Shafie
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 13:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21130

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