From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The modern term chemical affinity is a somewhat modified variation of its eighteenth-century precursor "elective affinity" or elective attractions, a coinage of the Swedish chemist Torbern Olof Bergman from his book De attractionibus electivis (1775). Antoine Lavoisier, in his famed 1790 Elements of Chemistry, refers to Bergmann’s work and discusses the concept of elective affinities or attractions.
- Chemical reaction
- Chemical bond
- Electron affinity
- Étienne François Geoffroy — Geoffroy's 1718 Affinity Table
- Affinity chromatography
- Affinity electrophoresis