In chemistry, synthesis (TR:158) (LH:4) (TL:162), from the Greek sun-, "together" + and -thesis, "placing", as compared to “analysis” (TR:79), refers to the putting together of atoms, by the workings of the universe, into a bound state.
The following are related quotes:
- “The formation of a compound by putting together the elements of which it is composed, is termed ‘synthesis’, from two Greek words, sun-, together, and thesis, a ‘placing’. The decomposition or taking to pieces of a compound body, in order to discover its constituent elements, is called ‘analysis’, from two Greek words, ana-, thoroughly, and lusis, loosening.”
- — John Bidlake (1858), Elements of Chemistry (pg. 6)
- Bidlake, John P. (1858). Bidlake’s Elementary Chemistry: a Text-book of Elementary Chemistry for the Use of Schools and Junior Students (§2: Chemical Affinity, pgs. 15-23, synthesis, pg. 6). London: Allman and Son.
- Synthesis – Hmolpedia 2020.