Module 2a

Module 2a - Began shortly after the invention of movable...

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Chemistry through the Renaissance Looking from the 21 st century Individual Au atoms imaged using atomic force microscope Aristotle’s view point Reasoned that matter was continuous based on human perception No experimental approach to test the theory Not an easy problem Sand grain size atoms in a penny would cover a beach the size of Texas Alternate views of matter Democritus of Melitus theorized existence of uniquely shaped atoms Unfortunately Aristotle prevailed for 2000 years Scientific revolution
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Unformatted text preview: Began shortly after the invention of movable type in 1492 Publication and dissemination key Spread like wildfire in the 1500’s Early luminaries included Newton, Galileo and Copernicus Chemical Revolution Important progress in the 1600’s Early experimental focus was on discovery of elements and their properties Shortly thereafter chemists began to ask how there elements combined Quantitative aspects of combination would be key to understanding atoms....
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