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Complexity in Chemistry

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 89-92
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.89

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Abstract

“Complexity” is a subject that is beginning to be important in chemistry. Historically, chemistry has emphasized the approximation of complex nonlinear processes by simpler linear ones. Complexity is becoming a profitable approach to a wide range of problems, especially the understanding of life.

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