Chemistry – a natural science?

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For a long time, chemistry was a discipline which lagged behind other natural sciences. The human desire for cheating death and overcoming poverty was just too strong for people to abandon the promises of alchemy and to make the leap to scientific study. This article, which is the first in our two-part series on the history of chemistry, explores how chemistry abandoned the mysticism of alchemy and how the chemical industry was born.