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Eminent scientists in chemistry: Robert Boyle 

minent scientists in chemistry: Robert Boyle

He was a British naturalist who dealt with chemical and physical problems. Boyle is one of the co-founders of scientific chemistry - , studied the behavior of gases and air pressure, dealt with color theory and thermometers. He made a significant contribution to a new definition of the term “chemical element”.

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Boyle was one of the first to do chemistry with scientific methodscollege homework . Boyle is one of the co-founders of scientific chemistry. In numerous experiments he looked for the laws of physics and chemistry. He was reputed to be the Royal Society's experimenter. He wrote, among other things:

“The chemists see their task in the dissemination of medicines, in the extraction and transmutation of metals. I've tried to treat chemistry from a completely different point of view, not like a doctor or alchemist, but a philosopher. If true science were more dear to people's hearts than their own interests, it could easily be shown that they would be of the greatest service to the world if they used all their might to try, make observations, and refrain from advancing theories, without to have checked related phenomena beforehand. "

In his most famous book " The Skeptical Chemist " , which appeared in 1661, the need for the experimental method in scientific investigation was also emphasized. On the basis of numerous chemical experiments, he demonstrated that many of the dominant chemical terms of his time only inadequately reflected reality. He dealt with the four-element theory - -  from ancient Greece (fire, water, air and earth) and the three elements or principles of Paracelsus (sulfur, mercury and salt) and became one of its critics. He was of the opinion that an element is matter and can only be proven by experiment.