Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France in 1822. He was born the son of a poor tanner, so growing up his social status was low. However, he was able to go to school. At first, though, he did not study science he studied math. He then studied science in eastern France, when in college, and his professor even said that he was “mediocre in chemistry” (Hart). After receiving his doctorate in 1847 he was quick, however to prove that his professor had been quite wrong. His research regarding isomers of tartaric acid made his name well known around the world by the age of only 26.
This chemistry book report is focus on a book called “Napoleon's buttons: How 17 molecules changed history” by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson. The publisher of this book is Tarcher Putnam, the book was published in Canada on 2003 with 17 chapters (hey the number match the title of the book!) and a total of 378 pages. The genre of this book is nonfiction. “Napoleon's Buttons” contain a fascinating story of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly changed the course of history and continuing affect the world we live in today. It also reveal the astonishing chemical connection among some unrelated events, for example: Chemistry caused New Amsterdamers to be renamed New Yorkers and one little accident of detonating cotton apron in a minor housekeeping mishap lead to the development of modern explosives and the founding of the movie industry.
On April 1, 1855, he received his Bachelor’s Degree. Dmitri decided to keep a low-profile . A year later, on April 23, 1856 he received his Master’s Degree . Mendeleev decided to write a book called The Principles of Chemistry. He published it on August 1, 1861 . It was also presented here in a high school quality paperback edition . The publication was produced from a professional scan of an original edition of the book .
This paper was meant to discuss the History of Chemistry and how it has affected us now and how it has changed us from the past. Advances in modern chemistry have brought us to a whole new level of inventions and discoveries. All of the examples above are great to look over and just ponder over their true greatness. I guess the true test of our society is will we put these advances to a good cause or will we use them for the evil that could come? Every single day you take in a breath and you look around and see the leaves changing, you are witnessing chemistry at its best. Soon one day there will be a perfect world or even worlds if your technology will provide us. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this essay.
Inventor and astronomer Galileo Galilei is one of the most well-known scientists in the history of the world. Galileo has been credited for many astonishing inventions such as the pendulum and the telescope. Through many years of research and studious acts, he discovered behaviors of the universe that still hold true today. Galileo, “the Father of Modern Science”, changed the world.
...also was a member of many professional societies in the USA. He was elected Rationalist of the year (1960), Humanist of the Year (1961). He also wrote books like The Nature of the Chemical Bond, and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals. He also wrote General Chemistry and No More War!(Marinacci) He influenced many people in the Nation by winning the Nobel Piece Price in two difference categories, and by helping us understand chemical bond better. He also had an idea about a triple helix structure, but since he couldn’t get the X-ray crystallography from scientist in London he had been rejected by James Watson and Francis Crick. He also has his own institute called the Linus Pauling Institute. His life finally came to an end on August 19, 1994 at the age of 93. He died at his Bur Sur Ranch, California. The reason for his death was because of cancer. (Oakes)
Linus Pauling was a creator with astounding intellectual abilities who was also active in many other areas as dictated by his interest and passion. His ideas and research into the nature of chemical bonds significantly changed the way that we understand the world.