The History of Chemistry

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Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems (dictionary). And technology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science (dictionary). Chemistry helps our advances in technology, and technological alterations that affect our lives in many ways everyday. Because of science, we have complex devices like cars, X-ray machines, computers, and phones. But the technologies that science has motivated consist of more than just hi-tech machines. Technology extends our abilities to change the world. Anticipating the effects of technology is therefore as important as advancing its capabilities. But also enhance our way of living and understanding of science.
One of medicine's most wonderful accomplishments is the use of X-rays to see inside the body without having a surgeon use a scalpel. So how was society like before the X-ray machine was discovered? Before the X-ray machine was invented, tumors, broken bones and location of bullets were all diagnosed by physical examination and a doctor's best guess. Also, people would often need exploratory surgery to find out what was wrong. However, German professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen made an amazing discovery. He did an experiment with a tube comparable to fluorescent light bulbs, and removed all the air and filled it with a special gas. When Roentgen passed a high electric voltage through it, the tube gave off a fluorescent glow. He realized the tube was giving off a ray that passed through the heavy paper. He then ...

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...ecies and replace natural selection by human selection. X-rays helped discover the spring controlling inheritance. Also, application of the X-ray may bring us the long sought-for secret to the fountain of youth. Heavy water has a bad effect on us and could contribute to growing old. Accordingly, I think we could remove all the heavy atoms of hydrogen from our water with X-rays and live longer. Chemistry and technology come hand in hand when it comes to new inventions. Chemistry gives the ability to technological advancements that drive modernization. But also, enhance us in our everyday lives. We use the chemistry that we know into new technology; one of them being the X-ray machine. The X-ray machine has impacted many things and could impact even more in the future; things we would never think about. But time will tell what new discoveries scientists come up with.

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