The phlogistic theory did more than serve as a means for bringing together many apparently disconnected facts.
The phlogistic theory was destroyed by its own cumbersomeness.
The phlogistic chemists recognized the equation between cal.
The weak point of the phlogistic theory was its practical disregard of the phenomena of weight.
In the seventeenth century, Beccher and Stahl, two German chemists, brought forward what is known as the phlogistic hypothesis.
Associated words: phlogistic, phlogogenous, antiphlogistic, demulcent delitescence.
It will be seen from this that the phlogistic theory was a step towards chemistry and away from alchemy.
The theory advocated by Lavoisier came to displace the phlogistic conception; but at first its acceptance was slow.
It thus happened that in the earlier treatises on phlogistic chemistry organic substances were grouped with all combustibles.
During the phlogistic period, the detection of the constituents of compounds was considerably developed.