A Conversation for Phlogiston
Uncle Ghengis Started conversation Aug 28, 2002
One problem (which ultimately speeded the downfall of the theory) was that for many substances the products of combustion were actually heavier than what you started with. (Because of course the oxygen in the air had combined with the original material.)
So Phlogiston was considered to have negative weight - Obviously!
Cefpret Posted Aug 29, 2002
Yes, you're right -- and I find it quite irritating that the article doesn't mention this.
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