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In the late 18th century what was the term "dephlogisticated" applied to?

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In the late 18th century what was the term "dephlogisticated" applied to?
posted Mar 30 by Brijesh Talwar

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Air
English philosopher and chemist Joseph Priestley isolated what he called "dephlogisticated air" in 1774. Early western chemical theory was that phlogiston is released when a substance was burnt, that the released phlogiston is absorbed by the air, then absorbed by growing plants which is why air does not spontaneously combust and why plant matter burns. The "dephlogisticated air" Priestley isolated was oxygen.

answer Mar 31 by Madhavi Latha
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