Joseph Black and Fixed Air: Part II

  title={Joseph Black and Fixed Air: Part II},
  author={Henry E. Guerlac},
  pages={433 - 456}
Black's Study of MAGNESIA ALBA A T a time we cannot precisely determine, but probably in the first months of 1 753, Black undertook the study of magnesia alba to discover if it would yield a lime-water that might be more effective than the common sort. He began 123 by investigating the proper method of preparing the magnesia, clearly aware of the importance of securing a pure and reliable material. He made it first from bittern, the bitter saline liquid which remains in the pans after the… 
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