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SICCA, Natalina Aparecida L.  and  GONCALVES, Pedro Wagner. History of chemistry and geology: Joseph Black and James Hutton as references for science education. Quím. Nova [online]. 2002, vol.25, n.4, pp.689-695. ISSN 0100-4042.

The second half of eighteenth century is marked by the advancement of chemistry and geology. The first science acquired the law of conservation of mass and this science represented a important support to geology and mineralogy. We say that both became modern science that time. Our aim is to show up some interrelations between history of chemistry and history of geology by means of the study of Joseph Black's and James Hutton's works. We defend that it is positive to science education to understand and approach the relations among different and disciplinary areas of science.

Keywords : chemical education; history of science; Joseph Black (1728-1799); James Hutton (1726-1797).

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