History of chemistry

history of chemistry
A simplified snapshot of the history of chemistry: tracing the lineage of chemistry from the metal-melting ‘al-keme’ days, i.e. the ‘black science’ chemistry days of ancient Egypt; to the atomic theory days of Democritus; to the suggested use experiment by Paracelsus; to the ideal gas law experiments of Robert Boyle. [1]
In science, the history of chemistry traces the origins of chemistry from the coining of the the term (296AD), referring to ancient art of transmutation of the elements, etymologically deriving from the term keme (pronounced: chem), the name of the fertile black soil left behind after the annual flooding of the Nile, up to modern post Boyle chemistry (1661), with the inception of subjects, such as modern human chemistry (2007).

See also
Greatest chemist ever
History of chemical bonding theory
History of differential equations
History of human thermodynamics
History of thermodynamics

1. Lerner, Ivan. (2010). “Old School Chemistry”, ICIS.com, May 07.

Further reading
● Armitage, Francis A. (1906). A History of Chemistry. Longmans.
● Bauer, Hugo. (1907). A History of Chemistry. E. Arnold.
● Moore, Forris J. (1918). A History of Chemistry. McGraw-Hill.
● Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette and Stengers, Isabelle. (1996). A History of Chemistry. Harvard University Press.

External links
History of chemistry – Wikipedia.

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