Alchemy and Modern Chemistry
Date: Fall 2011
How does alchemy relate to modern chemistry?
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:
There is a paragraph in this article called "relation to the science of
chemistry" that you will be interested in.
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