Future studies show an accelerating change in the technology through history. What is chemistry? Wikipedia defines it as a branch of physical science and is the study of the composition, properties and change of matter. It has been said that chemistry is also called the central science because it builds bridges to the other natural sciences. The history of chemistry goes back into the ancient times, back as far as about 1000 B.C.
Chemistry is a huge topic, with history dating all the back to BC, a time where the country United States wasn’t even thought about yet, and now one of the few things that have advanced so far since that time period, has been chemistry. Starting from the thought of Black Magic and Alchemy being real all the way to now where Chemistry is huge with new discoveries every year, you can only begin to scratch the surface on what impact chemistry has had in our society. Chemistry is a subject that will forever be expanding, and I feel that right now we have covered very little about the mystery of chemistry.
History of Chemistry Chemistry has been around for a various amount of years. The beginning of chemistry was first acknowledged in 10,000 BC. The ancient civilizations used technologies that came to become the makeup of the many branches of chemistry. These early civilizations would extract metal from ores, make pottery and glazes, beer and wine fermentation, extraction of chemicals from plants for medicine, making fat into soap, making glass, and many chemistry related tasks were done. Alchemists set the stage for modern chemistry by performing experiments and recording the results.
These two new concepts would eventually lead to a mass increase in the number of scientific discoveries, and would usher the world of chemistry into the modern era. It would also--although unknown at the time--lead to a use of radioactive material that would forever change the world. The discovery of Uranium by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789 would lead to many advances both positive and negative in the world of chemistry. These advancements in technology would allow scient... ... middle of paper ... ...and from there it took off. Although the original theories were eventually proven false they laid the ground work for future explanations, and experiments.
The history of chemistry dates back to the time of ancient history to now. Ancient civilizations used technologies that would eventually form the basis of the various branches of chemistry by 1000 BC. For example, they were extracting chemicals from plants to make medicines. The history of chemistry is intertwined with the history of thermodynamics. Chemistry is very important to our world today.
Made with iron, titanium, sulfur acid, gunpowder. Much more! This had made a big impact on the world. It produced more technical powers to get more information on technology and more chemical weapons to use more data and studies. In 1850 a chemist got carried away and made a gernade.
Highly sophisticated gold art objects and jewelry discovered by archaeologists in the Royal Tombs at Ur, in what is now Southern Iraq, date back to around 3000 BC. Similarly, goldsmiths of the Chavin civilization in Peru were making ornaments by hammering and embossing gold by 1200 BC. Gold is usually alloyed in jewelry to give it more strength, and the term carat describes the amount of gold present (24 carats is pure gold). It is estimated that all the gold in the world, so far refined, could be placed in a single cube 60 ft. on a side. It is metallic, with a yellow color when in a mass, but when finely divided it may be black, ruby, or purple.
Metallurgy, a process by which ancient civilizations expanded and grew. From art to war, from infrastructure to trade. Specific kinds of metals and their products were part of the driving force that shaped the ancient world. Metallurgy in the ancient world includes the process of hybridizing metals and creating alloys which in turn allowed their culture to further develop through the bronze age. Through metallurgy the ancient world was shaped and became what we know it as today.
It would then be removed from tunnels and small pits where it was found by hand. The first significant breakthrough in the mining process came when smelting was discovered. We have come a long way from those days. Today mining is a very high tech industry containing many expensive steps. The first step is exploration, or finding a good source of copper.
The history of chemistry makes a span of time reaching from ancient history to the present. By 1000 BC, ancient civilizations used technologies that would eventually form the basis of the various branches of the subject. Examples include extracting metals from ores, making pottery and glazes, fermenting beer and wine, extracting chemicals from plants for medicine and perfume, rendering fat into soap, making glass, and making alloys like bronze. The science of chemistry, alchemy, was unsuccessful in explaining the nature of matter and its transformations. However, by performing experiments and recording the results, alchemists set the stage for modern chemistry.