chemistry

Events

Nicolas de Cusa was the first to measure atmospheric water vapor with a hygrometer

Approx. 1450

Joseph Black, first to deduce carbon dioxide is a consistuent of air

1751

Scientists were beginning to learn how to capture and study gases

Approx. 1770

Oxygen, discovered by Carl Scheele

1772

Daniel Rutherford, first to publish experiments identifying nitrogen

1772

Discovery of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide

1775

Initial measurements of the constituents of air, without argon

Approx. 1800

John Dalton Discovery

John Dalton was the first to accurately measure the water vapor in air

1802

Argon was officialy quantified

1892

Argon Discovery

1894