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Early Processes and Theories

  • John Hudson
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Abstract

The science of chemistry is concerned with the study of materials and the changes which they can be made to undergo. People started to transform natural materials into new ones more suitable for their purposes in Neolithic times. Although the science of chemistry as we understand it is of relatively recent origin, the early chemical technologists built up a fund of knowledge about chemical change. This was utilised by those who formulated the first theories about matter and the transformations it was observed to undergo.

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© John Hudson 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hudson
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  1. 1.Anglia PolytechnicCambridgeUK

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