chem notes 9-7 - September 7, 2007 Dr. Stevens Gen. Chem. 1...

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September 7, 2007 Dr. Stevens Gen. Chem. 1 1. First assignment due 1pm Mon. Sep. 10 (WebAssign) -no time limit -can save assignments and come back to them -answer/solution key up after due date Ancient Chemistry Egyptians = Experimenters -alkhemia = chemistry Greeks (600 BC) = Thinkers/Theorizers *-philosophers (Aristotle, Archimedes, Socrates, Plato) *-strong belief in mythology (theories and ideas) -Thales – H2O is the most critical substance in the universe & origin of all else -Anaximenes – air is origin of everything else -Empedocles – the “4 things”: air, water, fire, earth are the origin of all else - Democritus (400 BC) – smallest particle of each different thing -atomos-atom (ατο οσ) ϻ -a=not, tom(os)=cut (cannot be cut) -architecture -Greek fire – grows in water -Olympics -war technology Sample question: Compare how the Egyptians and Greek tackled chemistry. What are the pros and cons of each one? Modern Chemistry
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