The Top 17 Molecules in History

3 01 2009

Earth shattering. World changing. These molecules rewrote history. Well, they made history, not exactly “rewrote it”, which sounds like some Communist or Orwellian Department for the Public Good. Soap, Salt, Silicon – they’re all here.

A couple of critical molecules – Oxygen and Water – were not included because, I suspect, they occur abundantly in nature without requiring synthesis, extraction or some other form of modification in order to be available in massive quantities like the others do.

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