Scientific chemistry used in arab, Science

Scientific Chemistry:

 The Arab doctors, perfumers and metallurgists made their greatest contribution  in chemistry. This was mainly due to the fact that Arab scholars, unlike their predecessors in Greece, never hesitated to take part in laboratory practices in handling drugs, salts and precious metals. The Arabs continued the Egyptian and Babylonian traditions, and learnt extensively from the Indian and the Chinese sources. To these they added their own rich contributions, giving rise to the first statements of  scientific chemistry. Arab chemists greatly improved the earlier distillation apparatus and used it for large scale production of  perfume. They also undertook  large scale production of soda, alum, copperas (iron sulphate), nitre and other salts which could be exported and used particularly in textile industry. While they perfected new techniques, they were not satisfied till they were able  to get at the bottom of  the reactions which made these techniques possible. Arab chemists  stipulated the positive and negative naturc of  two reacting constituents. This was the first time that chemical transformation was approached rationally, to lay the basisly  modem chemistry.  

Posted Date: 9/27/2012 8:17:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Scientific chemistry used in arab, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Scientific chemistry used in arab, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Scientific chemistry used in arab Discussions

Write discussion on Scientific chemistry used in arab
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Ask question #MinimumFGF 100 words accepted#

Chemical Evolution The question of  how life came into being in  the first place still remained unanswered. To  find an answer to this question means looking back billions of y

how do they protecte themselves

Define Solute-Solvent Interaction A solution, as you may already know, is a mixture of solute (present in small amount) and solvent (present in large amount). The interaction b

Explosives : As defined earlier, explosives release a large amount of gas and energy in a very short time. These are of four basic types: Mixed gases - Usually the mixture

Another way to observe the buoyancy of water Push a large cork to the bottom of a pail of water. Notice the quantity of force you have to apply to hold the cork at the bottom.


Explain Acute Phase Proteins Following any infection, there is a rise in concentration of several plasma proteins. The best known amongst them are C- reactive proteins (CRP) wh

State the Chemical and Physical processes of weathering The chemical and physical processes of weathering aid each other. A rock mechanically broken into smaller pieces exposes

Is zero an positive integer ?