History of Chemistry

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Chemistry is the explanation of science. Chemistry is also the explanation of mostly everything and the reason why we live so comfortably in the 21st century. If the Neanderthals of our past had even half the knowledge of chemistry as we do, we would be in flying cars and teleporting to our moon colony right now. That being said, we can definitely see how great the knowledge based in our everyday, seemingly mundane objects really are. We hold computers, calculators, touch screens, social mediums, task managers, calendars, and much more in our pockets every single day. That is mind blowing and it’s all thanks to the power of chemistry. Dipole-dipole Thermoset ([heat based curving) Polymer atoms are bonded to form a plastic film to laminate a circuit board. Then precious metals amounting to about”0.35 grams of silver, 0.015 grams of palladium and 0.0003 grams of platinum” are then duct into thin wires and placed to connect etchings on the board together, among other things. But let’s go back further. Let’s say around 3000 B.C. where ancient Egypt began the harvesting of meteoric iron (native iron) to create highly sought after “Daggers from Heaven” (Heaven referring to where the meteorites fell) to place with their dead or use for hunting, soon after they began metallurgy of gold and this lead into the Bronze Age. Everything was being smelted and metal worked in this era, the whole name of it is based on how much metal we were using. In 3500 people began smelting together tin and copper to create a new more resilient metal, Bronze. Though this is barely chemistry these early roots of understanding purification, melting, and bonding of metals pave the way of understand we have today. Next we move into the Iron Age where the blast fur...

... middle of paper ... Created the theory of absolute zero, where all molecular motion stops, which is measured in Kelvins. Stanislao Cannizzaro began to practice Avogadro’s theory in front of groups of people and stated alkali metals and the alkaline earth metals are two different formulas so anomalies that occur when treating them as one would cease. William Crooke was credited with the cathode ray which helped us to understand and actually see chemistry. Then Mendeleev’s periodic table organized by valence number whilst missing the noble gases (which were undiscovered) in 1864 making every contribution to chemistry able to be seen so immediately that chemistry hasn’t changed much about it now. It’s strange that once you organize all of the elements by weight they become so easy to synthesize and are all related by mathematical entrancements. Well that’s all I have to say about that.
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