Robert Boyle is most known for making modern chemistry and being a modern chemist.  He was born 1627 in Lismore Castle, which is in Ireland.  He was taught French, Greek, and Latin when he was eight years old.  He also studied Galileo’s works.  He went to the “Invisible College” (A private college most people didn’t know about) when he was seventeen years old.  He devoted his whole life to the scientific method.  He didn’t believe in the Greek’s view on the four elements water, fire, earth, and air. He was also known for Boyle’s law, according to Wikipedia.org, “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system”.  This helped people understand the human breathing system which contributed to scuba diving.  He wrote a popular book called “The Skeptical Chemist” in 1661.  He is my favorite person this week because when I drink from the straw I know he was the one who figured out how a vacuum works.

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