Dephlogisticated air


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oxygen gas; - so called by Dr. Priestly and others of his time.

See also: Dephlogisticcate

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He called one of these gases "dephlogisticated air," to which later the chemist Antoine Lavoisier gave the name "oxygen" which made candles burn brighter and longer than ordinary air [1].
Thanks to an ingenious but discredited theory, what gas was once known to science as "dephlogisticated air"?
Lichtenberg, whose lectures were attended by Novalis, drew support from English pneumatic medicine to argue that the body is surrounded by an atmospheric zone of metabolic exchange, an environing aura in which "pure, dephlogisticated air is transformed in much same manner as by in- and exhalation" (1974, 265)--a theory, he added, that, like French revolutionary politics, promised the imminent return of Paradise.
Which English clergyman first identified the element oxygen in 1774 and named it dephlogisticated air? 5.