Priestley’s views on the composition of water and related airs

  title={Priestley’s views on the composition of water and related airs},
  author={Geoffrey J Blumenthal},
  journal={Foundations of Chemistry},
In some views in the history, philosophy and social studies of chemistry, Joseph Priestley is at least as well-known and cited for his objections to the new chemistry and his promotion of his own late version of the theory of phlogiston, as for his early series of discoveries about types of air for which he had become famous. These citations are generally not associated with any detailed indications about his late work from 1788 onwards and his late phlogistic theory, of which there has not… 
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