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The Chemistry Book is a wiki written for high school students located in California or students using the textbook entitled World of Chemistry by Zumdahl, Zumdahl, and DeCoste. All materials were developed to correlate with the Chemistry Content Standards for California.

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Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922-1996) was an influential philosopher of science of the twentieth century after suggesting science progresses through stages of stability (normal phases) and academic revolutions.<ref>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy</ref>His 1962 work entitled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a seminal work on scientific change and popularized the term paradigm. <ref>The Tech online edition. MIT.</ref>

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Main article: Absolute zero

Absolute zero is the zero point temperature in Kelvin and Rankine temperature scales in which there is no motion. As heat is added to the system then motion increases, and may be measured by a thermometer.
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Chromium was discovered by Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin. It is a steely-gray, lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing, and has a high melting point. The elements name originates from the Greek word, chrōma, meaning colour, because many of its compounds are intensely coloured. Chromium metal is of a high value due to its high corrosion resistance and hardness. A major development was the discovery that steel could be made highly resistant to corrosion and discoloration when adding metallic chromium to form stainless steel. This application, along with chrome plating currently comprises 85% of the commercial use for the element, with the application for chromium compounds in the remaining 15%.
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