Episode guide

Chemistry: A Volatile History

Series 1

Chemistry: A Volatile History

  • Discovering the Elements

    By the 19th century, alchemists were questioning the long-held 'four elements' theory. Physicist Jim Al-Khalili explores how modern-day chemistry came to be.

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  • The Order of the Elements

    Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals how the early scientists' quest to group the elements led to the creation of that bane of the student - the periodic table.

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  • The Power of the Elements

    An elementary guide to elements. Join Jim Al-Khalili and hear of the amazing breakthroughs that led to the elements being harnessed to release untold power.

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