Old chemistry: hydrogen lighter - Vintage Nostalgia
Old chemistry: hydrogen lighter

One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist J. W. Doebereiner in 1823. This lighter worked by a reaction of hydrogen to a platinum sponge (acting as a catalyst), with of a great amount of heat being … Continued

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Lavoisier experiment: discovery water composition by decomposing water vapour over hot iron. - Vintage Nostalgia
Lavoisier experiment: discovery water composition by decomposing water vapour over hot iron.

The discovery that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen was made in the early 1780s. Lavoisier demonstrated that iron reacts with water releasing hydrogen.

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Chemistry: distillation by alembic - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemistry: distillation by alembic

Illustration from an old chemistry book

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