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Black, Joseph

Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1799 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Chemists

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.