A Century of Nomenclature for Chemists and Machines

Journal Article

Abstract The chemist’s tongue is sticking out and his eyes are upturned in concentration. Spirals circle above his head; the chemist is confused. His body twisted into a knot, he slowly backpedals, one finger pointing straight up, the other pointing backwards. To his side, a chart displays a maze, or perhaps a diagram of a complex logic circuit, illustrating an arcane web of decisions and procedures. A dot sits at rest within the diagram, marking the stymied chemist’s progress through this maze. It is annotated with a comment: “You are here. Why?”

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hepler-Smith, E; McEwen, L

Published Date

  • July 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 46 - 49

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2192

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0193-6484

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1515/ci-2019-0315


  • en