The modern knowledge society confronts us with the task of understanding science and technology as part of our contemporary culture. This of course includes a historical record. This is where the task and challenge for the history of chemistry as part of the history of science and technology lie. The history of chemistry thus contributes to the understanding between the scientific and technical intelligence on the one hand and the humanities and social science intelligence on the other. Their alienation has been lamented often enough since CP Snow coined the catchphrase "two cultures" in 1959. The promotion of the dialogue between the cultures of the modern, differentiated society is therefore one of the most urgent tasks of our time.
The Division of History of Chemistry is an association of people interested in the history of chemistry and part of the GDCh organization. The Division sees as its main tasks:
The five-ball apparatus developed by Justus Liebig in 1830 simplified chemical elemental analysis and enabled research-based laboratory lessons. The instrument, also known as the potash apparatus, soon became the international symbol of the self-image of the chemical profession. For those interested in the mode of operation and performance of the five-ball apparatus, please refer to: Melvyn Usselman, Alan Rocke, Christina Reinhart, Kelly Foulser, "Restaging Liebig. A Study in the Replication of Experiments", Annals of Science 62 (2005), 1-55 .
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Explanation of the historical Divisions of the scientific societies in Germany
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