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Rediscovery of the Elements: Mineral Waters and Spectroscopy

Description: Article describing the career of Robert Bunsen and the history of spectroscopy and its use in mineral analysis. The discovery of cesium and rubidium using spectroscopy on mineral water is included. In addition, the authors offer tourist information regarding locations pertinent to Bunsen and certain mineral water springs.
Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.

Rediscovery of the Elements: Phosphorus

Description: Article describing the discovery of phosphorus in 1669 by an alchemist searching for the philosopher's stone, and its use a century later by Lavoisier to help usher in the era of modern chemistry. Tourist information regarding sites pertinent to this history are included.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.

The Story Behind the Cover

Description: Article explaining the front cover of issue 3 of volume 99 of The Hexagon, which features a painting of mice around a Bunsen burner. James Marshall discusses the picture and how it relates to the history of chemistry.
Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.