Chapter 15: We Got Chemistry

The Industrial Revolutions

May 17 2019 • 31 mins

The Industrial Revolutions were made possible thanks to the Scientific Revolution, which began centuries earlier as militaries needed to invest in new ways to gain an edge in battle. With it came the Scientific Method and advancements in chemistry. Starting in the mid-18th Century, a few individuals took those chemistry lessons out of the laboratory and applied them to industry. These are their stories.In this episode, we’ll cover: John Roebuck and his works mass-producing sulfuric acid; Nicolas Leblanc and his method for manufacturing soda ash; Charles Tennant and his bleach powder empire; and more!

This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at