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Name: Renee
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: RI
Country: USA
Date:  Fall 2011  

Question:
How does alchemy relate to modern chemistry?

Replies:
Renee

Good question.

Alchemy was the very beginning of modern chemistry. Although it started as a bogus attempt to convert other materials into gold, it established the knowledge and procedures upon which modern chemistry operates on today. It was the impetus for people to start learning the scientific principles of chemistry.

Here is a more detailed description of alchemy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy

There is a paragraph in this article called "relation to the science of chemistry" that you will be interested in.

Sincere regards, Mike Stewart


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