The History of Chemistry and Technology

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The History of Chemistry is ancient, starting at 1000 B.C to present time. Chemistry has evolved drastically over the centuries. the first civilization to take over chemistry were the Egyptians and Babylonians founded practical knowledge concerning the arts of metallurgy, pottery and dyes, but didn't develop a systematic theory. In this period of time tons of civilizations tried to figure out the life of chemistry and how it worked. A basic chemical hypothesis first emerged in Classical Greece with the theory of four elements by Aristotle in 300 BC where fire, air, earth and water were the fundamental elements from which everything is formed as a combination. Greek atomism dates back to 440 BC, arising in works by philosophers such as Democritus and Epicurus. Unlike modern concepts of science, Greek atomism was basically just the philosophical in nature, with little concern for empirical observations and no concern for chemical experiments. In 1700 BC with the scenario of King Hammurabi's reign over Babylon there where several metals recored found at the site. In 430 BC Democritus of ancient Greece and man named Democritus proclaimed the atom to be the simplest unit of matter being that all matter was composed of atoms. All of the discoveries that were made at this time we still us as the foundation to chemistry. There are many bumps and flaws in the business of chemistry as in the trying times for the Gold industries,13th Century through the 15th Century. Although Pope John XXII issued an edict against gold-making, the gold business continued. Despite the alchemists' efforts, transmutation of cheap metals to gold never happened within this time period. Over the years with chemistry evolving into everyday use in life, ... ... middle of paper ... heroine, marijuana etc. in the hands of people who take an advantage of he life of chemistry and drastically put the future at risk another example is of preservatives. These preservatives help to keep our food from getting bad but also at the same time causes many diseases. In your opinion, what impact will your technology have on the future? Personally I think that is will have equally a good and bad future. I think this because there are lot of things that can go wrong with how advanced our future will be from technology in and from how our world is today. Yet again it can be good because how advanced our future will be the “bad” things wouldn’t be able to happen. I am excited to see how out future will be and anxious to see if it will be good or bad. All and all we’ed be stuck in the past without chemistry and wouldn’t be even close to where we are now.
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