Monday, October 17, 2011

Greatest Discoveries In Chemistry

For this blog post we watched the 100 greatest discoveries in chemistry. Chemistry affects every part of our lives. For example, in this computer alone there is plastic, a lithium ion recharge-able battery, and radiation (small amounts not going to kill you). When Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen in 1774, that is what started it all. Since then many things have been discovered like x-rays, radiation, and all the elements. There is also hope for the future. Fullrenes are a result of chemistry and are 10 times stronger than steel. They are a better conductor than copper. They are also lighter than copper and steel. Chemistry helps and will help every aspect of our lives