The First Chemist — Handsome Robby B

Chances are, you’re not like me: you cringe when someone says the word “chemistry.” Your memory of it vaguely harkens back to an undergrad class whose knowledge you flushed once you finished the final. That’s okay — my goal for this series is to change that paradigm, make it understandable to all, and provide some entertainment.

Before I get started, when I originally became interested in the history of chemistry, I had one objective in mind: I wanted to understand how these great minds came up with these great (and not-so-great) ideas. To do that, I needed primarily…