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Black, Joseph

Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1799 AD
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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.