The Sceptical Chymist

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Title page of The Sceptical Chymist (1661).

The Sceptical Chymist is a cornerstone book in the history of chemistry.

It was written by Robert Boyle FRS (1627–1691). He was a 17th century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor.[1][2]

Boyle was an alchemist, but also the first modern chemist. He is famous for Boyle's law, which is about the relationship between the temperature and pressure of a gas.


  1. Hunter, Michael 2000. Robert Boyle, 1627-91: scrupulosity and science. The Boydell Press.
  2. Hunter, Michael 2009. Boyle: between God and science. New Haven: Yale University Press. Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn".