Chem 114 notes

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Chem 114 notes 05/09/2008 09:33:00 Elements Of the countless number of substances found in the world, a very small # are  elementary o Composed of themselves o Can’t be made of anything else o Anything that is not elementary is made of elements o Primordial o Small set of elements can make a very large set of substances Our ideas about the number of elements, what they’re like, what you mean by  “combining them” o China had 5 elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Metal, Water o Greeks thought metal to be compacted earth Your eye has 3 sensors (RGB) o How much of each Different gradients of each create a unique color same thing with elements (how much earth, fire, air blah blah) According to Aristotle’s view, Lead could be turned into gold Boyle is credited with the modern description of elements o Elements must be uniform and immutable RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHER
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course CHEM 114 taught by Professor Moore during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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Chem 114 notes - Chem 114 notes 05/09/2008 09:33:00...

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