Papers of Joseph Black
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Joseph Black (1728-1799)
The archive material relating to Joseph Black held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, that links up with the collections being catalogued by the NAHSTE Project, consists of a series of chemistry lecture notes.
1.1-8 Volumes of lectures on chemistry (c1770)
1.1 Including an analysis of the history of chemistry, alchemy, hydrostatics, astronomy and optics. Analysis of the present state of chemistry, including a new definition of the subject.
1.2 The effects of heat on objects; the fluidity as contrasted with the solidity of water; the analysis of Fahrenheit's thermometer scale and the boiling point of liquids.
1.3 Objects of chemistry and their different qualities with regard to heat and mixture: acids; compound salts.
1.4 Salts (cont.); earthy bodies; absorbent alkaline earths; limewater; experiments on alkaline bodies.
1.5 Clays; flexible earths; porcelain; inflammable bodies; phosphorous.
1.6 Effects of mixing of oils with other bodies; effects of acids on antimony.
1.8 Discovery of fixed air; vegetable and animal substances; aromatic oils and resins; animal substances.
2.1-6 Volumes of lecture notes on chemistry (1785)
2.1 Lectures on chemistry, taken by James Scott:
2.2 The general effects of mixture
3.1-2 Volumes of lectures on chemistry (c1785)