As a field of study, chemistry has existed for as long as we can remember. In the early days, alchemists used to study the chemical composition of materials to understand their properties, which could then be used for various applications in the real world. That’s essentially what lab chemists do today, only with modern tools and methods.
As a discipline, chemistry is inherently mysterious, as it deals with the chemical and physical aspect of how substances – particularly their atoms – interact with each other, which is a tall task to complete for all the known substances. While it has applications in almost every other rapidly-advancing field – like medicine, nanotechnology, space exploration, etc. – chemistry in itself remains an area full of unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!