CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES - CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES - CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES
Chemistry during the 17th and 18th Centuries ( 1601 A.D. - 1800 A.D.).
First apllication of atomic theory to Chemistry, by Daniel Sennert.
An essay by Jean Rey prepares the path for the discoveries of Boyle, Hooke and Mayow.
"New Philosophical Furnaces" published by Johann Glauber, gives recipes for mineral acids and salts, including "Glauber's salt" still popular today.
Works of Jahann van Helmont are publishes posthumously, giving an acoount of experiments which led to his discovery of gas. He classifies several kinds of gases, among them carbon dioxide.
Publication of "The Sceptical Chymist" by Robert Boyle. He distinguishes between compounds and mixtures, conducts experiments on the calcination of metals, and recognises the analytical properties of syrup and violets.
Hooke's experiments on combustion are advanced by Mayow, who in his "Tractatus quinque" relates combustion to respiration.
Daniel Bernoulli publishes his kinetic theory of gases, a work of prime importance in physics and chemistry.
Discovery of hydrogen by Henry Cavendish.
Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.
Tobern Bergman publishes a table of chemical affinities.
Lavoisier states his law of indestructability of matter.
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