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Liebig’s Kaliapparat and the origins of scientific glassblowing

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In the fall of 1830, a young chemist named Justus Liebig developed a new piece of apparatus for organic analysis called the Kaliapparat. The use of the Kaliapparat enabled Liebig to establish a reputation as one of Europe’s leading analytical chemists and ultimately assured his status as one of the nineteenth century’s greatest chemists. But the Kaliapparat changed much more than the course of Liebig’s career. As this essay explains, Liebig’s decision to produce the Kaliapparat by bending and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Publisher:
American Scientific Glassblowers Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Fusion: Journal of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society Journal website
Pages:
19-24
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-01
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1054921
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pubs:1054921
Deposit date:
2019-09-23

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