Chemistry is a branch of physical science. It is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. It is chiefly concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms. Chemistry bridges other natural sciences like physics, geology and biology with each other.
Sherlock Holmes knows a lot about chemistry, it is essential for his profession. For successful investigations he combined different branches of science - chemistry was an important one. As a hobby, he makes chemical experiments and has his own laboratory at 221B Baker Street.
In 2002 the Royal Society of Chemistry gave Holmes honorary membership, for his efforts in pioneering and popularizing forensic science and crime scene investigating methods. This was the first and only occasion to give a fictional character honorary membership.
THE PERIODIC TABLE
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The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations (electron shell model), and recurring chemical properties. Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number (the number of protons in the nucleus). The rows of the table are called periods, the columns are called groups. The first widely recognized periodic table was publicated by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev (1834 – 1907). He used his table to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of elements yet to be discovered.