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Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart

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Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements : Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart. / Wray, K. Brad; Andersen, Line Edslev.

I: Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry, Bind 22, Nr. 2, 07.2020, s. 137-146.

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Wray, KB & Andersen, LE 2020, 'Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart', Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry, bind 22, nr. 2, s. 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-019-09348-1

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Wray, K. B., & Andersen, L. E. (2020). Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart. Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry, 22(2), 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-019-09348-1

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Wray KB, Andersen LE. 2020. Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart. Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry. 22(2):137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-019-09348-1

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Wray, K. Brad og Line Edslev Andersen. "Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart". Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry. 2020, 22(2). 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-019-09348-1

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Wray KB, Andersen LE. Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements: Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart. Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry. 2020 jul.;22(2):137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-019-09348-1

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Wray, K. Brad ; Andersen, Line Edslev. / Reporting the discovery of new chemical elements : Working in different worlds, only 25 years apart. I: Foundations of Chemistry: Philosophical, Historical, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies of Chemistry. 2020 ; Bind 22, Nr. 2. s. 137-146.

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