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G. K. Vemulapalli [3]G. Krishna Vemulapalli [2]
  1. Remnants of reductionism.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry Byerly - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (1):17-41.
    Central to many issues surrounding reduction in science is the relation between a physical system and its components. In this article we examine how thermodynamic theory relates properties of whole systems to properties of their components. In order to keep the analysis general, we focus our study on universal properties like volume, heat capacity, energy and temperature. In the cases examined we find that scientific explanation requires appeal to properties of components that are spatially as extensive as the whole system. (...)
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    Theories of the chemical bond and its true nature.G. K. Vemulapalli - 2008 - Foundations of Chemistry 10 (3):167-176.
    Two different models for chemical bond were developed almost simultaneously after the Schrödinger formulation of quantum theory. These are known as the valence bond (VB) and molecular orbital (MO) theories. Initially chemists preferred the VB theory and ignored the MO theory. Now the VB theory is almost dropped out of currency. The context of discovery and Linus Pauling’s overpowering influence gave the VB theory its initial advantage. The current universal acceptance of the MO theory is due to its ability to (...)
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  3. Authors index volume.B. G. Malmström, L. McIntyre, P. H. Plesch, R. M. Richman, D. Rothbart, E. R. Scerri, R. Strand, J. Van Brakel, H. Vancik & G. K. Vemulapalli - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (313).
  4. Thermodynamics and Chemistry: How Does a Theory Formulated without Reference to Matter Explain the Properties of Matter?G. K. Vemulapalli - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (5):911-920.
    Varieties of chemical and phase equilibria are controlled by the minimum Gibbs energy principle, according to which the Gibbs energy for a system will have the minimum value at any given temperature and pressure. It is understood that the minimum is with respect to all nonequilibrium states at the same temperature and pressure. The abstract relation between Gibbs energy and the equilibrium constant is deduced from fundamental laws of thermodynamics. However, actual use of this relation calls for the Gibbs energy (...)
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    Carl Hempel's Philosophy of Science: How to Avoid Epistemic Discontinuity and Pedagogical Pitfalls.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry C. Byerly - 2004 - Science & Education 13 (1-2):85-98.