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The History of Chemistry and Its Influence on Society

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The history of chemistry has a span of time reaching from ancient history to the present. By 1000 BC. Ancient civilizations used a lot of different technologies that helped eventually form the different branches of chemistry. In my discussion about the history of chemistry, I will answer four questions that are very questionable. Such as, What was society like before the discovery of chemistry? How did natural resources limit or advance chemistry? How is chemistry affecting society today? And finally, what impact does chemistry have on the future?
So what was society like before chemistry? Around 1000 BC everything began to change. Ancient civilizations used a lot of different technologies that helped eventually form the different branches of chemistry. Some of the different technologies include taking metals from ores, making pottery and glazes, producing beer and wine, extracting chemicals from plants for medicine and perfume, rendering fat into soap, making different types of glass, and making things called alloys like bronze. The earliest time of chemistry was called, The Early Metallurgy age. The earliest recorded metal was gold. Other important metals that were discovered and that seemed to be popular were silver, copper, tin and meteoric iron. During the early ages of Metallurgy, the methods of purification of metals were looking to be found. But surely the found more gold and came to be way more amused by that again. They called it the precious metal. The next stage of time was known as the Bronze Age. This is when they discovered that certain metals can be recovered by their ores by heating the rocks in fire. Mostly tin, lead, and copper, this process was called smelting. This stage of time was in 3500 BC. The Bronze A...

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...hat chemistry will have a huge impact on the future. I think in the future, scientists will discover bigger and better things every day. I don’t think that there will ever be a stop in a drop in chemistry. We use chemistry so much that there isn’t any way possible that it cannot be discussed. People’s lives depend on chemistry. People have jobs that have to deal with chemistry. On the All about chemistry.com it states that, "A significant part of the new goods and services that will be available in the market in 2020 are as yet unknown, but the main driving force behind their development will be the deployment of key enabling technologies. Those nations and regions mastering these technologies will be at the forefront of managing the shift to a low carbon, knowledge-based economy, which is a precondition for ensuring welfare, prosperity and security of its citizens”
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