Science Tuition Presents Daniel Rutherford

21 Sep Science Tuition Presents Daniel Rutherford

Greetings and welcome back to Science Tuition. We are back to feed chemistry lessons to our chemistry addicts.

So continuing our latest topic, which is famous chemists and their discoveries, in this Science Tuition lesson we are going to study about Daniel Rutherford.

He was born on 3 November 1749 and was a Scottish physician, chemist as well a botanist. The reason behind his popularity in the chemistry world is because of his discovery and the isolation of the nitrogen gas. To perform his experiment, he first took a container with a confined quality of air and trapped a mouse inside that, until it died. Secondly, he burnt a candle until it was extinguished and for the final step, he burned phosphorus until it would not burn anymore. Then the remaining gas was passed through an alkaline solution for the removal of carbon dioxide. The residual gas was called as “noxious air” or “phlogisticated air” for the reason that it would not support life or combustion.

Well, that was an interesting experiment. Stay tuned on Science Tuition to learn more.


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