History of Gas Chemistry

This page contains links to a series of short biographical sketches highlighting the lives of some of the "Great Gas Chemists" as well as showing and describing glassware and apparatus used to study gases over the centuries. Download pdf file titled "A Brief History of the Study of Gas Chemistry" (15 pages).

Link to short biographical sketches and chemical contributions of (listed in chronological by birth):

Johann Baptista van Helmont 1579 - 1644
Joseph Black 1728 - 1799
Henry Cavendish 1731 - 1810
Joseph Priestley 1733 - 1804
Carl Wilhelm Scheele 1742 - 1786
Antoine Lavoisier 1743 - 1794

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