Alchemists were people who wanted to discover a substance that would transform a more common metal i

Alchemists were people who wanted to discover a substance that would transform a more common metal i

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Alchemists were people who wanted to discover a substance that would transform a more common metal into gold or silver, and to finding a means of indefinitely prolonging human life. Although it is not possible, alchemy was in many ways the predecessor of modern science, especially chemistry. Leucippus was the teacher of Democritus. He and Democritus both came up with the idea of atoms, but his work was overshadowed by Democritus. Democritus was a Greek philosopher who first came up with the idea that substances are made up with tiny invisible differing in arrangement, form, and position particles, which he called atomos. He was not considered as a scientist Epicurus adopted the idea of Democritus and stated that all matter on Earth including human lives are made up of atoms Aristotle was another Greek philosopher, who developed methods for the gathering of scientific fact. His work provided the basis for scientific work more than a millennium. Lavoisier was a French chemist who came up with the Law of Conservation of Mass, which states that matter cannot be created or destroyed but only rearranged. He was considered by some as the Father of Modern Chemistry.
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Coulomb created the Coulomb's Law: the force one tiny charged object exerts on a second one is proportional to the amount of charge on the first tiny object multiplies the amount of charge on the second one and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. The equation is F=Q1*Q2/r² Dalton was an English chemist and teacher who thought up the Atomic Theory. His theory stated that all matter was made up by tiny particles called atoms, all atoms of the same element are identical, atoms of different elements are different, atoms combine in simple
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Graham during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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