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Dr. Scerri received his B.Sc. University of London, his C.P.G.S. from the University of Cambridge, his M. Phil. from the University of Southampton, and his Ph.D. from King's College, University of London.

Biography

Dr. Eric Scerri was educated at the Universities of London, Cambridge and Southampton. He then taught chemistry for about ten years at several private colleges in London and then at the American University of London, while also writing his PhD in the History & Philosophy of Chemistry at King’s College, London. After postdoctoral fellowships at the London School of Economics and Caltech he taught chemistry at Bradley University and Purdue University, for three years, before beginning at UCLA in the fall of 2000, where he has taught over 20,000 chemistry undergraduates, as well as teaching courses in history & philosophy of science.

His first book on the periodic table was awarded the Newby McCoy prize by the UCLA Chemistry Department and was a Choice Magazine best academic book of the year. His second book on this subject was also a Choice Magazine academic book of the year. His most recent book, “A Tale of Seven Elements” was named among the top 12 science books of the year 2013 by New Scientist magazine. In addition Scerri has published two books of his own collected research papers and has edited three further books on the philosophy of chemistry and the elements. His books have been translated into twelve languages, so far, and he is currently working on a new book about the rare earth elements.

Scerri has appeared on radio and television and frequently lectures in countries all round the world. He has published over 100 articles in professional journals as well as more popular magazines including Scientific American, American Scientist, New Scientist, Chemistry World etc.

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History and Philosophy of Chemistry including the question of the reduction of chemistry to quantum mechanics. Historical evolution of the periodic system and successive theoretical explanations for the periodic system. The philosophical nature of 'elements' including the elements as basic substances as simple substances (Lavoisier) and elements as basic substances (Mendeleev and later Paneth). The presentation of electronic structure and quantum mechanics in contemporary chemical education.

 

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Honors & Awards

  • UCLA McCoy-Newby Award 
  • Foundations of Chemistry Editor 
  • California Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Fellow 
  • London School of Economics (Department of Philosophy of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Publications

Books

  • 1. Co-Editor with Grant Fisher of An Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of Chemistry,
    Oxford University Press, in preparation.
     
  • 2. Author of A Tale of Seven Elements, Oxford University Press, 2013.
    Awarded honorable mention at Los Angeles Book Fair, 2014.
    Translations into Italian and Arabic in preparation.
  • 3. Author of A Very Short Introduction to the Periodic Table,
    Oxford University, 2011.
    Translated into Spanish, Japanese and Arabic.
    Selected as Outstanding Academic Title, 2011, by Choice Library Magazine.
  • 4. Author of Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry,
    Imperial College Press, London, 2008.
     
  • 5. Author of Collected Papers on the Periodic Table by Eric Scerri,
    Imperial College Press, London, 2009.
     
  • 6. Author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007.
    Winner of UCLA. Herbert Newby McCoy faculty award. Chosen as “outstanding academic title for 2007” by Choice Library magazine.

    Japanese Translation published by Asakura Publishing Company, October, 2009. French translation published by EDP Sciences, 2011. Chinese translation published by Dalian University of Technology Press, 2013, Polish translation published by Oficyna Wydawnicza Polytechniki Wrolclawsiej.
  • 7. Co-editor of, The Philosophy of Chemistry: The Synthesis of a New Discipline,
    Baird, D., Scerri, E.R., McIntyre, L., (eds.), volume 242 of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science,
    Springer, Heidelberg, 2005.
    Spanish translation published by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 2011.
  • 8. Consulting Editor, “30-second elements”, Ivy Press, UK, 2013
    Translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese etc..
  • 9. Co-editor with L. McIntyre
    The Growth of a New Discipline,
    Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol 306, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
     
  • 10. Co-editor with Guillermo Restrepo
    Proceedings of Third International Conference on the Periodic Table,
    Oxford University Press,
     
  • 11. Co-editor with Grant Fisher
    The Philosophy of Chemistry,
    Oxford University Press, in preparation.
     
  • 12. Author of, Scientific Progress – The True Nature of Discovery,
    Oxford University Press, in preparation

     


     

Articles

  • 1. Science Popularization, The Competing Forces of Nationalism and Globalization in Science and a New Model of Scientific Discovery,
    Journal of Science Education, 15, 29-30, 2014.
     
  • 2. The discovery of the periodic table as a case of simultaneous discovery,
    Philosophical Transactions A, in press.
     
  • 3. Master of Missing Elements, American Scientist, 102, 358-365, 2014.
     
  • 4. On the naming and symbols for elements 115 and 112,
    Chemistry International, July-August, 2014, 31-32.
     
  • 5. Sobre una única óptima tabla periódica Uruguay Ciencia, 17, Marzo, 2014, 30-33.
     
  • 6. The trouble with the Aufbau Principle, Education in Chemistry, November, 24-26, 2013.
     
  • 7. The Ambiguity of Reduction,
    The Panetteo Forum, Issue 51, July 2013, Reprinted from Hyle.
     
  • 8. Some comments on the views of Niaz, Rodriguez and Brito on Mendeleev’speriodic system,
    Educacion Quimica, 24, 278-284, 2013.
     
  • 9. Cracks in the Periodic Table, Scientific American, June, 2013, 32-37.
    Translated into Spanish, Italian, French and German.
     
  • 10. Four articles for Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology, ed. J. Trefil, MacMillan, 2013
    Articles on periodic table, atomic weight, elements and transuranium elements.
     
  • 11. Editorial Introduction for 30-second element, Icon Press, UK, 2013.
     
  • 12. The Quest for the Periodic Table, Editorial Introduction to Scientific American Classic that documents important developments in our understanding of the elements.
    Published by Scientific American as part of Scientific American Classics series, 2013.
     
  • 13. Is it time to get real? New Scientist, 24th November 2012, 30-31.
     
  • 14. A Critique of Weisberg’s “Who Is A Modeler?
    Foundations of Chemistry, 14, 275-284, 2012.
     
  • 15. Philosophy of Chemistry: Where has it been and where is it going?
    in J.P. Llored (ed), Chemistry the Neglected Science, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013
     
  • 16. Mendeleev’s periodic table finally completed and what to do about group 3,
    Chemistry International, July-August, 2012, p. 28-31.
     
  • 17. Some comments on the recently proposed periodic table featuring elements ordered by their subshells,
    Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry 12, (2), 2012.
     
  • 18. How Should the Periodic Table be Regarded?
    A Brief Look at Some Published Proposals, Rutherford Magazine (New Zealand), in press.
     
  • 19. What is an element? What is the periodic table? And what does quantum mechanics contribute to the question,
    Foundations of Chemistry, 14, 69-81, 2012.
     
  • 20. Trouble in the Periodic Table, Education in Chemistry, 13-17, January 2012.
     
  • 21. Who is a Theorist, Revista Eureka sobre Enseñanza y Divulgación de las Ciencias, 8 (3), 231-239, 2011.
     
  • 22. Top Down Causation Regarding the Chemistry – Physics Interface – A Skeptical View, Interface Focus,
    Royal Society Publications, 2, 20-25, 2012.
     
  • 23. The Human Side: The Story of the Periodic Table, Article in Chemistry textbook,
     
  • 24. Forum: The Philosophy of Classification, Knowledge Organization, 38, 9-24, 2011.
     
  • 25. Comments on a recent Defense of Constructivism in Chemical Education,
    Chemical Education in New Zealand, November, 2010, 15-18.
     
  • 26. Preface to Italian edition of Linus Pauling’s, The Nature of the Chemical Bond,
    La Natura del Legame Chimico, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2011, XI-XX.
     

 

Earlier Publications

  • E. Scerri   Entry for Periodic Table, Elsevier Handbook of Philosophy of Science, R. Hendry, A. Woody, (eds.),(in press) 
     
  • E. Scerri   Preface to Italian edition of Linus Pauling's The Nature of the Chemical Bond ;(in press) 
     
  • E. Scerri   A review of research on the history and philosophy of the periodic table, Journal of Science Education, 2011; 12: 4-7. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Forum: The Philosophy of Classification, Knowledge Organization, 2011; 38: 9-24. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Explaining the Periodic Table and the Role of Chemical Triads, Foundations of Chemistry, 2010; 12: 69-83. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Taber on Chemical Constructivism, New Zealand Journal of Chemical Education, 2010; November: 15-18. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Chemistry Goes Abstract, Nature Chemistry, 2009; December 1, (10): 679-680. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Finding francium, Nature Chemistry, 2009; November, 1, (9): 670-670. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Periodic Change, Chemistry World, 2009; March: 46-49. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Tales of technetium, Nature Chemistry, 2009; 1 (4): 332-332. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Dual Sense of the Term "Element, Attempts to Derive the Madelung Rule and the Optimal Form of the Periodic Table, if any, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 2009; 109: 
     
  • E. Scerri   Periodic Visions, Cosmos Magazine (Australia), 2008; (80): 72-77. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Past and Future of the Periodic Table (Translated into Spanish [in Educacion Quimica:Mexico & Ciencia y Investigacion:Spain], and French [Pour La Science]), American Scientist, 2008; 52-58.
     
  • E. Scerri   The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic System, Journal of Chemical Education, 2008; (85): 585-589. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Mendeleev's Legacy: The Periodic System Chemical Heritage, 2007; 25(1):  
     
  • E. Scerri   Reduction and Emergence in Chemistry, Preceedings of the PSA 2006 Meeting, Philosophy of Science, 2007; (74): 920-931. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Review of The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective, by Andrew Ede, Journal of Chemical Education, 2007; (84): 24-24. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Commentary on Allen & Knight's Response to the Lowdin Challenge, Foundations of Chemistry, 2006; (8): 285-293. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Critique of Hendry on The Elements, On the Continuity of Reference of the Elements, A Response to Hendry, 2006; (37): 308-321. 
     
  • E. Scerri, (R. Festa, A. Aliseda, and J. Peijnenburg, eds.)   The Formalization of the Periodic System Revisited, Cognitive Structures in Scientific Enquiry, Essays in Debate with Theo Kuipers, 2006; 2: . 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Legacy of Mendeleev and his Periodic Table Xjenza (Maltese Journal of Science), 2006; (11): 1-3. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Tyrrany of the Chemist, Chemistry International, 2006; (27): 27-28. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 20, Foundations of Chemistry, 2005; (7): 119-123. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 19, Foundations of Chemistry, 2005; (7): 1-4. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 21, Foundations of Chemistry, 2005; (7): 199-202. 
     
  • E. Scerri, D. Baird, L. McIntyre, in (Baird, D., Scerri, E.R., McIntyre, L. eds.)   Introductory Chapter, Philosophy of Chemistry, The Synthesis of a New Discipline , Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 242, 2005; 3-18. 
     
  • E. Scerri, in (Baird, D., Scerri, E.R., McIntyre, L. eds.)   Normative and Descriptive Philosophy of Science and the Role of Chemistry, Philosophy of Chemistry, The Synthesis of a New Discipline, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 242, 2005; 119-128. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Presenting the Left-Step Periodic Table, Education in Chemistry, 2005; (42): 135-136. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Barnes' Critique of Scerri and Worrall, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 2005; (36): 813-816. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Simples and Compounds, Chemistry International, 2005; (27): 13-13. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Some Aspects of the Metaphysics of Chemistry and the Nature of the Elements, Hyle, 2005; 11: 127-145. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 16, Foundations of Chemistry, 2004; (6): 1-2. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 17, Foundations of Chemistry, 2004; (6): 199-201. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 18, Foundations of Chemistry, 2004; (6): 137-160. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Film Review of "What the Bleep Do We Know?", , Skeptical Inquirer, 2004; . 
     
  • E. Scerri, in (N. Bhushan, guest editor)   How Ab Inito is Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry? , Foundations of Chemistry, 2004; (6): 93-116. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Principles and Parameters in Chemistry and Physics, Philosophy of Science, 2004; (71): 1082-1094. 
     
  • E. Scerri, in (D. Rouvray, B. King eds.)   Relative Virtues of the Pyramidal and Left-Step Periodic Tables, The Periodic Table : Into the 21st Century, 2004; 142-160. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to letter from Cardellini, Journal of Chemical Education, 2004; (81): 192-194. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to letter from Eckstrom, Journal of Chemical Education, 2004; (81): 195-195. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Placement of Hydrogen in Periodic System, Chemistry International, 2004; 26(3): 21-22. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Placement of Hydrogen in Periodic System, reprinted in Chemistry in Australia, 2004; 4(71): 22-22. 
     
  • E. Scerri, in (J. E. Earley, ed.)   Constructivism, Relativism and Chemistry, Chemical Explanation, Proceedings of New York Academy of Sciences, 2003; 988: . 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 13, Foundations of Chemistry, 2003; (5): 1-6.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 14, Foundations of Chemistry, 2003; (5): 107-111.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 15, Foundations of Chemistry, 2003; (5): 185-188.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Hafnium, Chemical & Engineering News Special Issue on the Periodic System, 2003; 138. 
     
  • E. Scerri, in (E. Brandas and E. Kryachko eds.)   Löwdin's Remarks on the Aufbau Principle and a Philosopher's View of Ab Initio, Fundamental World of Quantum Chemistry vol II, A Tribute Volume to the Memory of Per-Olov Löwdin, 2003; 675-694.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Philosophical Confusion in Chemical Education, Journal of Chemical Education, 2003; (80): 468-474.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Philosophy of Chemistry, Chemistry International, 2003; 6-8.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Vollmer's Review of Minds and Molecules, Philosophy of Science, 2003; (70): 391-398.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 10, Foundations of Chemistry, 2002; (4): 1-4.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 11, Foundations of Chemistry, 2002; (4): 93-96.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 12, Foundations of Chemistry, 2002; (4): 179-182.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Katz, The Chemical Educator, 2002; . 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Spence et al. Have Orbitals Really Been Observed, Journal of Chemical Education, 2002; (79): 310-310.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri, S. Erduran, in (J. Gilbert, O. De Jong, R. Justi, D.F. Teagust, J.H. Van Driel, eds.)   The Nature of Chemical Knowledge and Chemical Education, Chemical Education: Towards Research-Based Practice, 2002; 7-27. 
     
  • E. Scerri   A Philosophical Commentary on Giunta's Critique of Newlands' Periodic System, Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, 2001; (26): 124-132. 
     
  • E. Scerri, J. Edwards   Bibliography of Literature on the Periodic System, Foundations of Chemistry, 2001; (3): 183-196.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 7, Foundations of Chemistry, 2001; (3): 1-4.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 8, Foundations of Chemistry, 2001; (3): 97-104.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 9, Foundations of Chemistry, 2001; (3): 197-199.  Download
     
  • E.Scerri, J. Worrall   Prediction and the Periodic Table, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 2001; (32): 407-452. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The New Philosophy of Chemistry and Its Application to Chemical Education, Cerapie, 2001; (2): 165-170. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Periodic Table, Encarta Encyclopedia, 2001; . 
     
  • E. Scerri, Ursula Klein (ed.)   The Periodic Table: The Ultimate Paper Tool in Chemistry: Tools and Modes of Representation in the Laboratory Sciences, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 2001; 222: 163-177. 
     
  • E. Scerri, N. Koertge, ed.   The Recently Claimed Observation of Atomic Orbitals and Some Related Philosophical Issues, Philosophy of Science, 2001; (68): S76-S88.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Second Response to Needham, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 2000; (14): 307-316. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 4, Foundations of Chemistry, 2000; (2): 1-4.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 5, Foundations of Chemistry, 2000; (2): 95-98.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 6, Foundations of Chemistry, 2000; (2): 189-194.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Have Orbitals Really Been Observed?, Journal of Chemical Education, 2000; (77): 1492-1494.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri, P. Weingart, N. Stehr (eds.)   Interdisciplinary Research at the Caltech Beckman Institute, Practicing Interdisciplinarity, 2000; 192-214. 
     
  • E. Scerri, Bhushan, N., Rosenfeld, S., (eds.)   Naive Realism, Reduction and the 'Intermediate Position', Of Minds and Molecules, 2000; . 
     
  • E. Scerri   Philosophy of Chemistry - A New Interdisciplinary Field?, Journal of Chemical Education, 2000; (77): 522-526.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Nesbet, Foundations of Chemistry, 2000; (2): 77-78. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Failure of Reduction and How to Resist the Disunity of Science in Chemical Education, Science and Education, 2000; (9): 405-425.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri, L. Guterman   Waxing Philosophical About Chemistry, Chemistry, 2000; 17-20. 
     
  • E. Scerri   A Critique of Atkins' Periodic Kingdom and Some Writings on Electronic Structure, Foundations of Chemistry, 1999; (1): 287-296.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 1, Foundations of Chemistry, 1999; (1): 1-5.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 2, Foundations of Chemistry, 1999; (1): 107-109.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial 3, Foundations of Chemistry, 1999; (1): 220-225.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   In Defense of Quantum Numbers, Journal of Chemical Education, 1999; (76): 608. 
     
  • E. Scerri   La Filosofia de la Quimica, la Seccion Mas Reciente de la Filosofia de la Ciencia, Anuario Latino Americano de Quimica, 1999; XI: 187-191. 
     
  • E. Scerri   On the Nature of Chemistry, Educacion Química, 1999; (10): 74-78. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Emerson on the Periodic Table, Journal of Chemical Education, 1999; (76): 1189. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Response to Needham, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 1999; (13): 185-192. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Electrons and Realism, American Scientist, 1998; 86. 
     
  • E. Scerri   How Good is the Quantum Mechanical Explanation of the Periodic Table?, Journal of Chemical Education, 1998; (75): 1384-1385.  Download
     
  • E. R. Scerri, V. Kreinovich, P. Wojciechowski and R. R. Yager   Ordinal Explanation of the Periodic System of Chemical Elements, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge Based Systems, 1998; (6): 387-400. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Popper's Naturalized Approach to the Reduction of Chemistry, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 1998; (12): 33-44. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Evolution of the Periodic System (Translated into French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic), Scientific American, 1998; (279): 78-83. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Are Chemistry and Philosophy Miscible?, Chemical Intelligencer, 1997; (3): 44-46. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Bibliography on Philosophy of Chemistry, Synthese, 1997; (111): 305-324.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri, J.J. Lagowski ed.   Chemical Periodicity, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry, 1997; 3: 22-32. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Demystification at What Cost?, Journal of Chemical Education, 1997; (74): 480. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Editorial Introduction co-authored with L. McIntyre, Synthese, 1997; (111): 211-212.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Has the Periodic Table Been Successfully Axiomatized?, Erkentnnis, 1997; (47): 229-243.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Interdisciplinary Research at the Beckman Institutes, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 1997; (22): 1-7. 
     
  • E. Scerri, K. Mainzer, A. Müller, and W. Saltzer, eds.   It All Depends What You Mean By Reduction, From Simplicity to Complexity, Information, Interaction, Emergence, 1997; 77-93. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Case for Philosophy of Chemistry, Synthese, 1997; (111): 213-232.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   The Periodic Table and the Electron, American Scientist, 1997; (85): 546-553. 
     
  • E. Scerri, K. Ruthenberg and N. Psarros, J. Schummer, eds.   Reduktion und Erklärung in der Chemie, Philosophie der Chemie - Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblik, 1996; . 
     
  • E. Scerri, P. Jannich and N. Psarros, eds.   Stephen Brush, The Periodic Table and the Nature of Chemistry, Die Sprache der Chemie, 1996; 169-176. 
     
  • E. Scerri, M. Melrose   Why the 4s Orbital Is Occupied before the 3d, Journal of Chemical Education, 1996; 73(6): 498-503. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Periodic Blunder, Education in Chemistry, 1995; (32): 93. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Philosophy of Chemistry Resurgens, Chemical Heritage, 1995; 13(1): 33. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Exclusion Principle, Chemistry and Hidden Variables, Synthese, 1995; (102): 165-169. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Explained Away, Education in Chemistry, 1994; (31): 3. 
     
  • E. Scerri, D. Hull, M. Forbes, and R. Burian, eds.   Has Chemistry Been at Least Approximately Reduced to Quantum Mechanics?, PSA, 1994; (1): 160-170.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Periodic Praise, Education in Chemistry, 1994; 31(2): 55. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Plus ça Change . (The Periodic Table), Chemistry in Britain, 1994; 30(5): 397-381. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Prediction of the Nature of Hafnium from Chemistry: Bohr's Theory and Quantum Theory, Annals of Science, 1994; (51): 137-150. 
     
  • E. Scerri   A Question for Theoreticians, Education in Chemistry, 1993; 30(5): 121. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Book Review of "Meaning of Quantum Theory," by J. Baggott, Chemistry in Britain, 1993; (29): 612. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Configurational Energy and Bond Polarity Index, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1993; (97): 5786. 
     
  • E. Scerri, S. French and H. Kamminga, eds.   Correspondence and Reduction in Chemistry, Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: Essays in Honour of Heinz Post, 1993; (148): 45-64. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Elementary Particles and Philosophy of Science, Physics Education, 1993; (28): 9. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Is Chemistry a Reduced Science?, Education in Chemistry, 1993; 30(4): 112. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Reduction of Chemistry, Popper and Induction, in The Philosophy of Chemistry, Report of a meeting held at Science Museum, London, October, 1993; . 
     
  • E. Scerri   Book Review of "From Caveman to Chemist," by H.W. Saltzberg, Chemistry in Britain, 1992; (28): 357. 
     
  • E. Scerri, F.A.J.L. James, ed.   Book Review of "The Correspondence of Michael Faraday", Education in Chemistry, 1992; 29: 24. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Book Review of "The Historical Development of Chemical Concepts," by R. Mierzecki, Education in Chemistry, 1992; (29): 612. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Deducing Answers, Chemistry in Britain, 1992; 28(11): 986. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Metal on its Mettle, Education in Chemistry, 1992; 29(5): 126. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Praised Solution Raises Problem, Education In Chemistry, 1992; 29(4): 96. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Quantum Chemistry Truth, Chemistry in Britain, 1992; 28(4): 326. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Quantum Extrapolation, Chemistry in Britain, 1992; 28(9): 781. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Nature of the Chemical Bond - Once More, Journal of Chemical Education, 1992; 69(7): 602. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Quantum and the Chemistry Teacher, Education in Chemistry, 1992; 29(3): 68. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Aufbau Mnemonics, Journal of Chemical Education, 1991; 68(5): 445. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Chemistry, Spectroscopy and the Question of Reduction, Journal of Chemical Education, 1991; 68(2): 122-126. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Electronic Configurations, Quantum Mechanics and Reduction, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 1991; (42): 309-325.  Download
     
  • E. Scerri   Ionisation Energies Revisited Yet Again, Education in Chemistry, 1991; 28(3): 69. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Electronic Periodic Table, Journal of Chemical Education, 1991; 68(8): 712. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Ionisation Energies, Education in Chemistry, 1990; 27(6): 155. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Reductionist Physics, Physics Education, 1990; 25(3): 138. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Eastern Mysticism and the Alleged Parallels with Physics, American Journal of Physics, 1989; 57(8): 687-692. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Orbital Energies, Education in Chemistry, 1989; 26(6): 183. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Presenting the Periodic Table, Education in Chemistry, 1989; 26(3): 94. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Quantum Failure, New Scientist, 1989; (1651): 76. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Transition Metal Configurations and Limitations of the Orbital Approximation, Journal of Chemical Education, 1989; 66(6): 481-483. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Tao of Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, 1986; (63): 106-107. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Physical Significance of the Planck Length, Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics, 1980; (28): 389. 
     
  • E. Scerri   Low Frequency Raman Spectra of Polyoxymethylene, Polymer, 1979; 20(12): 1470. 
     
  • E. Scerri   The Mass-Space-Time Continuum, Speculations in Science and Technology, 1978; 1(3): 289.