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The History of Atomic Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #37

How did we get here? Well, in terms of Atomic Chemistry, let's go on a tour of the folks that were part of the long chain of other folks who helped us get to these deeper understandings of the world. From Leucippus to Heisenberg to you—yes, YOU—the story of Atomic Chemistry is all wibbly-wobbly... and amazing.

Cathode Ray Tube and Electron

Cathode ray tube emitting negatively charged electron

History of the Atom

Discussion on the evolution of atomic theory, starting with Democritus' original atomic concept, and then concluding with John Dalton's first atomic theory.


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