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Chemistry: A Volatile History

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs
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Episode 1: Discovering the Elements

Summary

Professor of Theoretical Physics Jim Al-Khalili follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who discovered and mapped the elements, examining why the belief that there were only four of them - earth, fire, air and water - lasted until the 19th century. He also investigates the rivalries that dogged scientific progress and explores how new approaches to splitting matter created the science of chemistry

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Released on
2010-01-21
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Credits

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rolename
PresenterJim Al-Khalili
Executive producerSacha Baveystock
Series producerHelen Thomas
ProducerJon Stephens
DirectorJon Stephens

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  • Summary

    Professor of Theoretical Physics Jim Al-Khalili follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who discovered and mapped the elements, examining why the belief that there were only four of them - earth, fire, air and water - lasted until the 19th century. He also investigates the rivalries that dogged scientific progress and explores how new approaches to splitting matter created the science of chemistry

    Details

    Released on
    2010-01-21
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterJim Al-Khalili
    Executive producerSacha Baveystock
    Series producerHelen Thomas
    ProducerJon Stephens
    DirectorJon Stephens
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