The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Chemistry
Chemistry is not a world unto itself. It is woven firmly into the fabric of the rest of the world, and various fields, from literature to archeology, thread their way through the chemist's text.
A student in my office hours today asked me what the term QED meant at the bottom of a page, and got a (very short) lesson in Latin. Quod erat demonstrandum, "what was to be demonstrated", is a translation of the Greek hoper edei deixai used by Euclid to close a proof. Modern mathematical publications often substitute other symbols, including a or simply note: proven.