Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 138–40.

Chemical Process of Combustion





Chemistry, Light, Heat, Gas Chemistry, Lectures, Discovery

People mentioned:

Humphry Davy, Georg E Stahl, Thomas Thomson

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society

    Observes that 'in the common explanation of this phenomenon [combustion], only one of the circumstances connected with it, that is, the disappearence of the oxygen, had in reality been accounted for, while the exhibition of light and heat, which really consistitute what is essential to the phenomenon, are altogether unexplained. [... I]t is with very much satisfaction that we perceive Sir Humphry Davy to be actively engaged in the investigation of what has justly been denominated the most important problem in Chemistry' (140).

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