Chemistry: A Volatile History

Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2010 - 2010)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Power of the Elements

Episode 1x03; Feb 4, 2010

The explosive story of chemistry is the story of the building blocks that make up our entire world - the elements. From fiery phosphorous to the pure untarnished lustre of gold and the dazzle of violent, violetpotassium, everything is made of element

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Power of the ElementsFeb 4, 2010
1x02: The Order of the ElementsJan 28, 2010
1x01: Discovering the ElementsJan 21, 2010
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