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The History Of The Discovery Of Elements: Periodic Table

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This chapter talks about the history of the discovery of elements, the encounters of scientists and the contributions of them to give un what we now know as the periodic table. In this periodic table we able to see a very organized grouping of elements both natural and those produced in labs. Before the periodic table there was no order, method or clarity for the elements being discovered. Some like nitrous oxide were at a point used for entertainment purposes rather than exploit the benefits for humans that this element had. Some elements were discovered due to curiosity like many of the discoveries and later more developed because of the competition that arises amongst the community of ...view middle of the document...

As the discoveries of elements was in rapid growth and were being thrown out to the world. It was Lavoiser who was “bring rigor, clarity and methods to chemistry.” Social conflict has affected scientist when they take part of groups that are not liked, and example is Lavoiser who attempted to scape, but failed. Chemistry had traveled a long road by the 18th century but there were many substances being discovered that were not being used for practical reasons as there was a lack of instruments and a lack of sense in what was being discovered. An example of this is nitrous oxide, which was used in theater for entertainment purpose and as “the drug for young people”, ignoring the fact that this gas could have saved many people from extreme levels of pain during a surgery because the gas had to potential to be used as an anesthetic. As much as Davy discovered new elements he also became a victim of one. He grew an addiction to the pleasures that nitrous oxide gave and it claimed that it that addiction that killed...

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