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What is Chemistry?

Chemists focus on the smallest particles of the substances concerned: the atoms and molecules. But what does a chemist do and what exactly does chemistry involve? When you think of chemistry, you quickly envision a clinical laboratory setting. People in long white coats bend over steaming glass measuring cups with their oversized goggles. Around them are large machines and dozens of microscopes. But what exactly is chemistry? In this blog we give you all the answers. From alchemy to chemistry Chemistry was first mentioned in 1661 . Robert Boyle, an Irish alchemist, then  stated in his scientific writing  that a distinction had to be made between alchemy and chemistry.   Alchemy can be seen...

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