Everything that surrounds us in universe, including the human being, is composed of matter. For humans, knowing the structure of matter, its properties and changes that occur in it permanently was a challenge since antiquity. From the first atomists in their debate with the continuists, in Ancient Greece, chemistry was ruled by philosophical precepts. Technological advances gave chemistry its character as a modern science. Discoveries of new elements with which matter is made have allowed this science to have its own dynamics and to transform itself.
In this encyclopedia section, readers can find each of the definitions regarding the elements that make up the Periodic Table, the different chemical transformations of matter, the great advances in this science field. You can also access the fascinating history of this science, starting with the first alchemists who founded the bases for scientific knowledge of matter.