Robert Boyle The Scientist

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Robert Boyle The Scientist

What did Boyle work on? He was best known as a natural philosopher, particularly in the field of chemistry, but his scientific work covered many areas including hydrostatics, physics, medicine, earth sciences, natural history, and alchemy.

Robert Boyle The Scientist

Who is Boyle?Robert Boyle, was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system.

we typically think ofBoyle as ‘the father of chemistry and brother of the Earl of Cork’

From 1644 to 1688, Boyle was a key figure in a loose group of natural philosophers known as the Invisible College. The Invisible College was dedicated to the pursuit of “the new philosophy” through empirical evidence and experimentation. In 1663, the Invisible College became the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge

In the 1600's Boyle taught that matter was made up of atoms.

the work of Robert Boyle helped turn alchemy into chemistry.

Boyles driving force is his scholary attention, personality and want to succeed.Francis Bacon was one of Boyles influences!

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