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gas & chaos have related etymology

Jan van Helmont (1577–1644) Belgium

Notes from some long forgotten source. "Chaos (χαος) was used to define the most disperse and fluid state of matter, that in which no particular order could be observed. Interestingly enough, when van Helmont wanted to refer to steam-state of materials he was studying used the term chaos but in the particular Flemish accent, converting it to gas, by which the state is known to us today."