The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 21st, 2008 · No Comments ·

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Gasoline has enabled the automobile industry to progress, and is now one of the most demanded resources in the world.  However, it is the molecule, isooctane in the gasoline that allowed automobiles to have higher powered engines and caused the expansion of the industry.  It was this molecule, which is also known as trimethylpentane, a liquid hydrocarbon, that has reconfigured the design of modern cities, made it possible for military planes to operate, shaped the history of automobiles, and it still continues to have an on the impact the future.

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