Silicon | Chemistry: A Volatile History
Silicon was discovered by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, a Swedish chemist, in 1824 by heating chips of potassium.Tweet
Plutonium | Chemistry: A Volatile History
Invented in 1940, scientists quickly realised plutonium was capable of undergoing nuclear fission.
Alpha particles | Chemistry: A Volatile History
Rutherford stated the fact that most alpha particles go straight through foil is evidence for the atom being mostly empty space.