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1733, Aug 11812, Jun 22
an Irish scientist. He was one of the last supporters of the theory of phlogiston. Kirwan was active in the fields of chemistry, meteorology, and geology. He was widely known in his day, corresponding and meeting with Lavoisier, Black, Priestley, and Cavendish.
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Works:
  • Elements of Mineralogy (1784)
  • Essay on Phlogiston and the Constitution of Acids (1787)
  • An Estimate of the Temperature of Different Latitudes (1787)
  • Essay of the Analysis of Mineral Waters (1799)
  • Geolog...
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