Why Was Alchemy Important

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What is alchemy and why is it imperative? Alchemy is the beginning stages of chemistry and chemistry is basically a more in detail practical version of alchemy. Alchemy is essentially mixing together basic elements to cause a reaction and they observed it and recorded what it did. Sounds pretty simple, however sometimes it was a lot harder than you think because they didn't have their safety gear we had today or they correct measuring tools to make sure they didn't make a bomb instead of a firework. During the 14th-18th century what techniques and methods were used to conduct experiments in alchemy? They did a lot of the same things we did today, but however without the more precise measurements as we have today. Was alchemy used as a method…show more content…
Paracelsus is well known for his studies and practice of medicine and because of him and his records other alchemistss came along later and continued to develop his methods and that brings me to Oswald Croll, who followed Paracelsus path and bettered the world and made the understanding of medicine greater and made the medicine that we use today stronger and more efficient. Now some of you may think that James Price is only known for killing himself after claiming to be able to turn mercury and silver into gold, but he his studies were close to actually being right. Why is he important in the study of alchemy? Well even though his theory wasn't totally correct it was close and actually helped people realize that by mixing the right elements in the correct solution you could change their physical appearance which has potentially led us to finding other cool mixtures that react and stuff like that. Even though his theory was wrong later on they found out that it is indeed possible to turn very small amounts of mercury and silver into gold but the bad part is that it takes a whole lot only to make a little bit of gold. Now this is only my opinion of some of the important chemist at that time. however what they have done is a fact and we know this because of the records of their studies they left…show more content…
He was unsuccessful? Why should we know about him? Well his research is remarkable when it comes to how faithful he was to finding the philosopher's stone. The main reason he was included in this paper is because he is a perfect definition of what an alchemist was like back in the 15th century. They generally believed they could take certain metals and do new ones or take certain things and make whatever with it. So because of those that came before us, we know it's not possible to do it this way or that way and we don't have to retake the paths they already followed. So because those we have tried many other ways and actually have been able to turn mercury and silver into gold, however it is in small amounts hopefully one day we will be able to mass produce something like that and make the whole world wealthy. If we are extremely lucky though, we could use the same process to make an abundance of food and end world hunger. More than likely that will not happen, but who knows anything is possible with the right
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