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BLACK, Joseph (1728 – 1799) Father of Quantitive Chemistry

Professor of Anatomy and Chemistry in Glasgow University (1756) and then Professor of Medicine and Chemistry in Edinburgh (1766). Today the chemistry buildings at both universities are named after him.┬áInvented the Analytical Balance c. 1750. In 1751 he developed the concept of “Latent Heat“, the theory of which marks the beginning of thermodynamics, and discovered Carbon Dioxide (“Fixed Air“).

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