The History of Leith

August 22, 2008

Joseph Black

Joseph Black (April 16, 1728 – December 6, 1799 was a Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was a founder of thermochemistry who developed many pre-thermodynamics concepts, such as heat capacity, and was the mentor for James Watt. The chemistry buildings at both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow are named after him. for more click here

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