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Black, Joseph

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Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1799 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Chemists

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Scottish (French-born) chemist

 

1728 - Joseph Black was born on the 16th of April.

 

1746 - He entered the University of Glasgow.

 

Studied at Edinburgh University and then thoroughly studied properties of carbon dioxide.

 

1755 - Discovered the carbon dioxide.

 

1756 - He described how carbonates become more alkaline when they lose carbon dioxide.

 

1757 - Appointed Regius Professor of the Practice of Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

 

1759-1763 - Between these years he evolved that theory of "latent heat".

 

1761 - He discovered that ice absorbs heat without changing temperature when melting.

 

1799 - Joseph Black died on the 6th of December.

 

 


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