La relación entre química y física: isomerismo óptico y la paradoja de Hund

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Fortín, S., & Martínez González, J. (2016). La relación entre química y física: isomerismo óptico y la paradoja de Hund. Revista Colombiana De Filosofía De La Ciencia, 13(26).


En el presente trabajo abordamos el problema de la relación entre química y física focalizándonos
en la cuestión del isomerismo óptico y la llamada ‘paradoja de Hund’, que
apunta a la dificultad de dar cuenta de la quiralidad mediante la mecánica cuántica. En
particular, presentamos la solución a la paradoja propuesta desde la teoría de la decoherencia.
El objetivo del trabajo consiste en cuestionar esta solución a la luz de una
interpretación precisa del concepto de decoherencia. Sobre esta base argumentamos
que una respuesta satisfactoria a la paradoja de Hund sólo puede brindarse desde una
adecuada interpretación de la mecánica cuántica, que logre sortear los desafíos conceptuales
de la teoría.
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