What does ernest Rutherford's research mean to chemistry today?
Without the knowlege of Rutherford we wouldn't have alpha or beta or gamma rays
Yes, studies of alchemy date back thousands of years to a time when he difference between alchemy and chemistry were unknown. Today very few scientists study alchemy because other fields of research like physics and chemistry have more practical applications, and are somewhat easier to logically comprehend.
Not only are they "thought" to be the founders of chemistry, they are for most part the founders of "chemistry" which we learn today in our schools. One example can be Jabir ibn Hayyan, often known as Geber, who is considered the founder of experimental chemistry. He was the first to acquire his information from experiments, observation and scientific conclusion. In short, Muslim scientists were the ones who introduced the "chemistry" we learn today. So…