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I find chemistry to be magical. I find it an adventure. An exploration into the building blocks of our physical universe. The Insider ***** 1999 starring Al Pacino & Russell Crowe & Christopher Plummer & Diane Venora & Michael Gambon & Rip Torn & Philip Baker Hall & Lindsay Crouse & Debi Mazar & Renee Olstead et al, director Michael Mann, Jeffrey to class
[William] Perkin helped usher in the dawn of organic chemistry. Science Britannica III: Clear Blue Skies, BBC 2013
To say, for example, that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer. H J Muller, Science and Criticism, 1943
The Miller-Urey experiment had demonstrated that the precursors for living organisms could have been started by a chemical reaction. The Universe s1e13: Search for ET, History 2007
The Reagan administration had cozied up during the Iran war to Iraq's Saddam Hussein, turning a blind eye to his repeated use of chemical weapons, sometimes against his own people. Made in part from US-supplied chemicals. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States IX: Bush and Clinton – American Triumphalism – New World Order, Showtime 2012
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved. Paul Dirac
Alchemy ... I believe it took Islamic scholars to turn this quasi-religion into something much more scientific: chemistry. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Science & Islam: The Empire of Reason, BBC 2009
Coin-making is one of the many examples of how the practical needs of the booming economy began to turn the magical practice of alchemy into modern chemistry. ibid.
Islamic chemists discovered they could change the colour of glass. ibid.
Chemistry was also driven by the booming market in perfumes. ibid.
This is the story of the greatest scientific discovery ever: the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The vast variety and richness of everything we see around us in the world and beyond, how it’s built up, how it all fits together, is all down to atoms and the mysterious laws they obey. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Chemistry: A Volatile History, BBC 2010
It’s only in the last two-hundred years that we’ve known what an element is: it’s a substance that can’t be broken down into a simpler one by a chemical reaction. ibid.
John Dalton’s idea in the early 1800s that elements had different atomic weights was dismissed by many scientists. ibid.
Today we know Newland’s Law of Octaves as the Law of Periodicity. ibid.
There are more known compounds of carbon than any other element. ibid.
Some scientists already understood that what distinguished one element from another were differences in the weights of their atoms. They also believed it was this – the weight of the atoms – that determined an element’s unique character. Mendeleev had a hunch: he could group them in a way that linked them in the behaviour of their chemical properties. Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Cosmic Alchemy, BBC 2010
She was at the world’s first international meeting of physicists and chemists. The Genius of Marie Curie – The Woman Who Lit Up the World, BBC 2013
Radioactivity – she’d given a whole new area of physics its name. ibid.
Marie and Pierre had discovered a new element: radium. ibid.
She is the only person to win two Nobel prizes in two different sciences. ibid.
This brave brilliant Polish scientist. ibid.
Chemicals in our body: eaten, inhaled through the skin; hundreds of pesticides and herbicides; allergies; testicular cancer 600% increase in Europe. In 1940 no man-made chemicals in the body of an adult; now it contains measurable traces of 300-500 chemicals, average is 77 per person. Professor Susan Bardocz, lecture Alternative View II conference
Lavoisier had discovered that everything balances. You can take a substance, split it down into simple elements, then recombine those elements to get back where you started. Michael Mosley, The Story of Science: Proof & Passion, BBC 2010
By the 1870s Perkin’s factory was making hundreds of tons of dye a year, adding Perkin’s green and Britannia violet to his growing catalogue of vivid colours. Perkin is rightly celebrated as the father of industrial chemistry. ibid.
Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is ten or something. Dennis Rodman
Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn’t reduce to physics. So it’s just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way. Noam Chomsky
Chemistry is the melodies you can play on vibrating strings. Michio Kaku
We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry
I wish to establish some sort of system not guided by chance but by some sort of definite and exact principle. Dmitri Mendeleev
The nature of the chemical bond is the problem at the heart of all chemistry. Bryce Crawford
We may, I believe, anticipate that the chemist of the future who is interested in the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, and other complex substances with high molecular weight will come to rely upon a new structural chemistry, involving precise geometrical relationships among the atoms in the molecules and the rigorous application of the new structural principles, and that great progress will be made, through this technique, in the attack, by chemical methods, on the problems of biology and medicine. Linus Pauling, Nobel Lecture 11 December 1954
I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist. Ernest Rutherford
The world’s hardest material after diamond – carborundum, chemical name silicon carbide. James Burke, Connections s3e2: What’s in a Name? BBC 1997
Walter: Chemistry? It is the study of what? Ben?
Chemicals. Breaking Bad s1e1: Pilot, Walter’s school class, Netflix 2008
You do know what a bond is? A strong force of attraction … The coming together of atoms and molecules to form compounds, no? Chemical bonds are what make matter, matter. Bonds are what hold the physical world together. Breaking Bad s2e7: Negro y Azul, Walter to student, Netflix 2009
Lazar said that the crucial ingredient to make this incredible technology work was an element that did not yet exist on the Periodic Table: an element he mysteriously referred to as 115. Ancient Aliens s12e3: Element 115, History 2017
I’m working for the drug lab in Amherst … mostly to perform chemical analysis of suspected narcotics. Though I also help maintain some instrumentation. Do quality control. Testify in court. How to Fix a Drug Scandal I, Farak to rozzers, Netflix 2020
In the United States, if you’ve been arrested on illegal drug charges, the evidence against you is sent to a laboratory for testing. In Massachusetts, two labs handled most of the drug cases in the state. This is the story of what went wrong. ibid. captions
25-30,000 cases have been dumped in our laps. ibid. state attorney
In Massachusetts tonight a drug lab scandal … A state police chemist is suspected of altering drug samples, faking test results and listing some drug samples as positive even though she never tested them. ibid. television news
People were in prison based on drugs certificates signed by Sonja Farak. ibid. lawyer
I knew the Amherst lab was underfunded and didn’t have sort of basics. ibid. Insider