Discovering the Elements (Full Programme) | Chemistry: A Volatile History

The story of how the elements were discovered and mapped begins with the alchemists who questioned that the world was made up of earth, air, fire and water.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'53''
  • Broadcast year: 2010
Curriculum Connection
  • Chemistry | History of Elements

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Chemistry: A Volatile History
  • Episode: Discovering the Elements