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Joseph Priestley on Phlogiston


Joseph Priestley on Phlogiston

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Primary resource wherein Joseph Priestley defends the theory of Phlogiston, and attempts to falsify theories of combustion, oxygen, and elements, or "the new system of chemistry". This letter was written in 1796.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 12, 2013
Submitter: aleia murray
Keywords: antiphlogistians, phlogiston, joseph priestley, chemistry, historical chemistry


  • Editor Review avg: 5 rating
  • User Rating: 2 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Upper Division
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Victoria Miller
1 year ago

Victoria Miller (Student)

This is a very detailed article with a lot of information. 

Avatar for Leo Espinosa
1 year ago

Leo Espinosa (Student)

Very complex article.  Ideal for an individual doing post grad work, not recomonded for those who may be in high school much less anything lower than that.