Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Project: Fireproof Your Stuff With These Safe, Common Chemicals

MAKE_MAG_ILLO Before homes were electrified, people lived in constant danger of clothing and surroundings catching on fire from the oil lamps and cooking fires used in daily life. As the study of chemistry became more rigorous, scientists began to think about how to protect people from this hazard. The person who first delved systematically into the problem was Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, a 19th-century French polymath.

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