Balthasar-georges sage

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Baltasar-George Sage (1740-1824), a conflictive chemist and mining engineer, and one of the last supporters of the phlogiston theory and the old chemical nomenclature, carried on a large number of metallurgical researches, discovered hypophosphoric acid and solid potassium ferrocyanide. His most achievement was the foundation of the School of Mines of Paris.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)001-014
Number of pages14
JournalRevista CENIC Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Amalgamation
  • asphyxia
  • chemical nomenclature
  • galvanism
  • phlogiston
  • phosphorus
  • phosphoric acid
  • Prussian blue


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