# Human chemistry

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An annotated poster of the 1996 French-Italian film adaptation of Johann Goethe’s Elective Affinities (1809), which shows the four main characters of the physico-chemical based novella: Charlotte A (as ${\displaystyle {\ce {CO3}}}$), Edward B (as ${\displaystyle {\ce {Ca}}}$), Captain C (as ${\displaystyle {\ce {H2SO4}}}$), Ottilie D (as a newly introduced chemical), Edward and Charlotte married A≡B (as gypsum), whose passions are governed by the nature of the “chemical affinities” (or chemical forces) operating on and between each character, when brought into contact, a treatise which thus founded and or initiated the science of human chemistry, albeit in a hidden cypher-based format.[1]

In science, human chemistry (TR:677) (LH:14) (TL:691) is the study of "humans", defined as abstract atomic things, metamorphized chemicals, or animate molecules, etc., chemically reacting together, on a surface (aka substrate), in systems; the study of people, objectively defined exact same way physical chemists study "chemicals" reacting in test tubes or in beakers, albeit heated or powered and surface-attached (see: surface chemistry) chemicals that react in an isothermal-isobaric state.[2]

## Quotes

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Potassium is a compound of certain elements which exist abundantly in nature: the operations of nature can resolve potassium, or gold, or man, into their elements, and build up new gold, new potassium, and new men, by laws unknown indeed to human chemistry, but which we must (arrogantly or not) for the present hesitate to pronounce undiscoverable.”
— E.B. (1851), “Hard Hits by the Author of the Creed of Error” (dialogue on William Whewell’s 1833 Bridgewater Treatise)[3]
Human chemistry is the study of how people ‘chemically’ react to one another.”
Thomas Dreier (1948), We Human Chemicals (pgs. 4, 21) [4]